Week 4 Families day Para training

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  1. Chelonian

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    Well said.

    Incidentally, the Commando Speed March might interest some who are keen on comparative marching ability:

    "During 1996, it was decided to reconstruct the original World War II Commando speed march to raise funds for the Commando Benevolent Fund and the Airborne Forces Charities as well as other charitable bodies.
    This has now become an established annual military event attracting over 300 entrants a year.
    The march is held over the original course between Spean Bridge Railway Station and Achnacarry House in the Scottish Highlands.
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    http://commandospeedmarch.webs.com/

    Understandably the event is hotly contested between the Royal Marines, Army Commandos and Parachute Regiment. It is an iconic event with strong historical links to the origins of several elite units and professional pride is always at stake.

    It is worth noting that in recent years the Individual Winner for three consecutive events was L/Cpl Beadle of 23 Pioneer Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps. :)
     
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  2. m2013

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    Do rm promote the same way as army inf do out of curiosity? Ie jnco cadre then juniors seniors etc
     
  3. DhobiWanKenobi

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    Similar yes. There’s no course for lance jack, but is awarded on merit or job requirement.

    Juniors and a specialisation course for corporal (E.g PW2 course)

    Seniors and a specialisation course for sergeant (E.g PW1 course)
     
  4. aliB

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    Week 14 end
    Back from christmas leave was pretty tough
    We started the week as a fairly switched on platoon
    We did 2 2 milers with 35 pounds then water smock had to do 1 best effort i came 5th out of the 25 who started it I believe I got 17.30 or below as we got congratulated. Pass time is 18
    Steeplechase plus assualt course was hanging out came 9th of 24 not sure if I got under p coy time.
    8 mile tab p coy pace was surprisingly okay at it felt fit here for the first time
    Rest of week was ranges
     
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  5. aliB

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    Week 15 end the tac 2
    Apparently tac 2 is the exercise you get the most head down on
    Who the heck heard that?
    It wasnt so much a physically draining but the weather was so powerful with snow and the cold that it was 5 days of pure battle it was horrid and draining but I did it and ive got 4 weeks till p company bring it on
     
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  6. Chelonian

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    Was this ex a Welsh one? What was once referred to as 'Senior Brecon'? I'm out of touch.

    But if you're four weeks away from P-Coy it's almost in the bag... as long as you avoid injury. Keep the updates coming in. Best of luck.
     
  7. m2013

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    Youl be missing all that sleep on tac ex 3 haha
     
  8. aliB

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    Tac ex 3 actually makes me nervous 3 days sleep dep is a scary thought.
    I'm in rag a fair bit the sheer cold was truly magnificient. We did a 3 mile slow for para standard barely any weight on the way back I was so drained was nakered. We did a big platoon attack and in deep snow gets you nakerd fast
     
  9. aliB

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    Ive no idea sorry
     
  10. dodgyknees

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    Generally Senior Brecon refers to the Infantry Platoon Sergeants Battle Course which is held in Brecon. There may be a separate Para connotation, but I have not heard it used in that way before.
     
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  11. Chelonian

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    Correct, of course. My memory is now working again. It's an age thing. :( The two exercises from forty years ago were known as Basic Brecon and Advanced Brecon.
     
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  12. m2013

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    My memory of tac 3 is lots of digging. A honking casevak in resi gear. And slipping and falling in a stream during an attack and been threaders till we got back in

    Isnt it in otterburn? Cant think of a worse training area personally
     
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  13. Xerath

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    TAC 3 is in Otterburn yeah. The sticky clay we hit once we got about half an entrenching tool deep was good fun -vomit-
     
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  14. m2013

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    Hate otterburn. Even the battlecamp is stinking and proper hilly
     
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  15. Chelonian

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    Exercise hardships are inevitable. What amuses me is that most of us actively pursued the job, jumped hurdles to get it, and then dripped about it. :)

    Having said that, Otterburn was always a toilet.
     
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    Sennybridge in December has the ability to destroy humans.
     
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  17. aliB

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    No tac 3 for the harrogate and other platoon ahead did it here. Mb203 what regiment you in?
     
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    Scoff house is good there. Damn the camp even has a little obs course with a stupid stream before it. Been thrashed on that camp and never forget it
     
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    Rifles
     
  20. aliB

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