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by Stix@CTC
Sat 09 Apr, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 881 Troop - The Kings Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Good on You!

I think what you have just said proves my point
by Stix@CTC
Thu 07 Apr, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Dog tags
Replies: 22
Views: 4596

Bootnecks are Royal Marines. Ive been told two reasons why they are called that. Not sure which is true if any of them are... 1. Because they used to tie the boots around there necks and where always told to get their boots off their necks. 2. Because they used to wear leather tops around the neck ...
by Stix@CTC
Wed 06 Apr, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 881 Troop - The Kings Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Well, there's plenty of P*ss Artists around here!! :lol: :D

Anyway, I thought they were all called "Combat Intelligence" now?? :wink:
by Stix@CTC
Wed 06 Apr, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 881 Troop - The Kings Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Yep thats about the strength of it. There is a great deal of pressure to fill the holes in the units. Undermanning is the biggest problem for the Corps bar none. There are many reasons for this but I personally believe that the biggest reason for the recruiting problem is that 16/17 year olds these ...
by Stix@CTC
Wed 06 Apr, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 881 Troop - The Kings Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Yes okay, I accept what you say, but.... I have been directly involved with training for 10 years since I have come outside. I regularly spend longs periods of time talking with Nods and I have had them in tears (no joke) because they have been back trooped because of a medical injury. What I am say...
by Stix@CTC
Wed 30 Mar, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 881 Troop - The Kings Squad
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Now I know that this is going to cause a hell of a debate (maybe) but here goes.... Without taking anything away from the lads that you have referred to, that have just passed out, being an original is very overrated IMHO. When you get to week 31 (i.e. your first day at a Unit ) nobody cares what yo...
by Stix@CTC
Tue 29 Mar, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Summer Leave
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

(fingers crossed that the last post was not a bite) :wink: CTC is not a Unit. Its a training establishment. It, like most other training establishments in the armed services, always have 7 weeks leave a year. 2 at Christmas, 2 at Easter and 3 at Summer. This is called Camp Block leave. Units sometim...
by Stix@CTC
Tue 29 Mar, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Doris, the Kimono Dragon
Replies: 55
Views: 4003

That photo has got me wondering....... Did Doris have an Ugly(er) sister called Sally? When I was at Deal in about '80 there was a Wren who, shall we say was extreamly friendly with the boys. She, one fine warm evening was in a young Bandies VW Beetle (who shall remain nameless - but I'm open to bri...
by Stix@CTC
Tue 29 Mar, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Summer Leave
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

If your talking about CTC then I believe it starts Friday 5th August.

Mind you, don't forget your cancellation insurance, because

in a Galaxy far, far away,

Some Argie Sods b@llsed up everybodys Easter leave!! :o
by Stix@CTC
Fri 25 Mar, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Recruit Training Weekends
Replies: 19
Views: 1768

I see the man packable version is ready then.
I bet its still lighter that a MSD with metal hoops LOL!

Oooh my arthritus/war pension.
by Stix@CTC
Fri 25 Mar, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Recruit Training Weekends
Replies: 19
Views: 1768

The lad you are refuring to is a Sheik and he's doing quite well apparently. He's not in that troop any more though he's in another one and by the time you read this he may be in another one. He's not in that troop any more though he's in another one and by the time you read this he may be in anothe...
by Stix@CTC
Fri 25 Mar, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Norway training
Replies: 32
Views: 2861

Its been many years since the Corps went to Norway properly. Remember the phrase "Train for Tommorrows war not Yesterdays". There is a lot of truth in that. The Big Russian bear is not coming down across NATO's northan flank any more so its all been really scaled back. I was really apprehensive abou...
by Stix@CTC
Wed 23 Mar, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Camp Circuits
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

"Camp Circuits" Also known as......

The quickest way to get run over by a 4 tonner!!

These PTI's need to use a bit of common dog. They always seem to do it at rush hour!!!!!
by Stix@CTC
Tue 22 Mar, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Promotion ladder
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

I don't know how quick promotion is for officers? All I do know is that there aren't a massive number of Officers in the Corps, so you do the Maths???! Sorry to say mate but that is totally wrong.............................. The Corps today is massivley imballanced and overborn with officers. Up t...
by Stix@CTC
Thu 17 Mar, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: deepcut barracks
Replies: 20
Views: 2683

Artist wrote:Various Army units wear different coloured Green Berets.

The Int Corp.

Light Infantry.

Royal Green Jackets.

etc
Artist
I think the Scouts wear 'em too

(Oh come on Sticky Blue.....you must be able to nibble at that one)