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Tips for keeping awake

Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by MEfan19, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Corona

    Corona Valuable Contributor

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    Does this mean if people fall really, really far behind with personal admin etc and end up getting too little sleep they can begin hallucinating and back trooped? Also what you described sounds quite dangerous, as couldn't people on the range while hallucinating end badly?
     
  2. SCOTTY6

    SCOTTY6 Royal Marines Commando

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    Nah I’m more talking about when you’re on ex for days at a time and you’re out on multiple recces etc. Range weeks are a different, you’re not in a harbour on sentry all the time, being pushed out on actions and the like.
     
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  3. Harry McRunFast

    Harry McRunFast Valuable Contributor

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    @SCOTTY6

    Is a “harbour” a camp of sorts, in the field?
     
  4. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Bear in mind that while Recruits in the field are (deliberately) exhausted and absorbing new skills the TT will be juggling other stuff: meeting training objectives; feeding the Troop; monitoring welfare; searching for lost Recruits, etc.

    The scrutiny imposed by the head shed on the TT might not be immediately apparent but it's at least equal to that which the TT imposes on Recruits.
     
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  5. Corona

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    Ah right thanks
     
  6. SCOTTY6

    SCOTTY6 Royal Marines Commando

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    A harbour is a tactical “harbouring” area where troops lay up to conduct admin and work routine. You get different kinds but il leave that for you to discover the delights yourself when you get down there haha
     
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  7. Vine

    Vine Valuable Contributor

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    Don’t panic the TT don’t want you to fail and will square you away whenever possible but training is all meant to be difficult for a reason “state of mind” and all that. As for ranges you won’t get live rounds in training when your hanging out after ex (certainly not straight away anyways) you’ll get looked after that way aswell all they want to see is best effort and some hard work when your hanging out mate.
     
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  8. HotelBravoMike

    HotelBravoMike Active Member

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    kept seeing brightly coloured ironing boards everywhere for about a week straight or standing to attention for ages thinking a corporal was standing next to me