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by themattmeister
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Do paras carry a side arm
Replies: 3
Views: 3499

Re: Do paras carry a side arm

Unless you carry a GPMG or are in a FIBUA or CQB environment there is not much need for you to carry a 'side arm.' It's not 'Call of Duty'. The issued 'side arm' nowadays is a Sig Sauer P226 - for all the spotters out there.
by themattmeister
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: true or false.
Replies: 4
Views: 3039

Re: true or false.

He is talking absolute nonsense.
by themattmeister
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Gay Military Personnel
Replies: 6
Views: 6216

Re: Gay Military Personnel

Hi I am a producer for an artist who is creating a new body of work, we are looking for openly gay tri forces personnel for a series of portraits. I have produced many pieces of work but this for some reason seems the biggest challenge yet. The subject seems to make people clam up a little - its a ...
by themattmeister
Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: are all commandos given commando daggers?
Replies: 3
Views: 6305

Re: are all commandos given commando daggers?

Jesus! They are general issue for silent sentry take downs...not really. You can buy one when you you pass out of training if you want.
by themattmeister
Sat 21 Nov, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Too skinny
Replies: 16
Views: 7591

All sorts of body shapes join and pass, let them decide if you're too skinny. You don't need fat stores to crack training.
by themattmeister
Sun 04 Oct, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: PLEASE PLEASE HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Cs95's.
You can buy them from an army surplus shop.
by themattmeister
Mon 22 Jun, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: swimming
Replies: 13
Views: 5302

It's probably worth being able to dive aswell as I can't say for other troops but our troop had something at the end of most sessions called 'Magaluf' training where everyone had to do a decent dive off the high board in order to leave the pool. However, there were some complete biffs who just could...
by themattmeister
Mon 22 Jun, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: swimming
Replies: 13
Views: 5302

From what I understand the reason they do swimming in training is because it is an alternative form of non impact exercise and it is good for expanding the lungs. You won't be going into the pool and doing loads of lengths which is good because that is just boring. It's mostly sprints, hypoxic swimm...
by themattmeister
Sun 21 Jun, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: I'm really thinking of joining as an officer.
Replies: 9
Views: 3573

I don't want to piss on your chips mate but you don't really come across too many 18/19 year old officers unless they've done some pretty exceptional stuff in their life - and I'm not talking A* at GCSE's and A-levels. The sort of 19 year old who is going to come in and take over a troop of battle h...
by themattmeister
Sun 21 Jun, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Finally done it
Replies: 14
Views: 5561

cruicent wrote:Scuse me for being dim, but whats at Leconfield?
It's a phase 2 training establishment where all the mega blokes from RLC do their driver training, alot of RM lads who finish training do theirs there also.
by themattmeister
Sun 21 Jun, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: swimming
Replies: 13
Views: 5302

The answer to your question is as many as you can. You do quite alot of swimming in phase 1 of training so it's up to you really if you want to be a biff and scrape through every phys session in the pool. It may not be a test at first but it soon becomes one when you do the battle swimming test and ...
by themattmeister
Fri 19 Jun, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Polishing Parade boots for Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 3190

Just spray them up mate, the shines practically the same but alot less hassle as it takes hours to layer them up and you'll probably get some nobber stand on your foot and scuff them.
by themattmeister
Fri 12 Jun, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Penpal anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 9468

Re: Penpal anyone?

I tried this on the Para section this morning though haven't exactly been innundated so far. You're better off staying away from that lot, I can't think of anything more disapointing then being a penpal with the Reg - a load of monosyllabic words written with a half eaten crayon, hardly a thrilling...
by themattmeister
Fri 12 Jun, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: joining armed firces with mate
Replies: 12
Views: 3666

This has to be a bite! These questions are too good to be true.
by themattmeister
Tue 02 Jun, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: what sas actually do?
Replies: 10
Views: 1980

Re: what sas actually do?

tomovyick wrote:
do sas snipers also assault buildings?
That's a personal favourite.