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by Cobalt
Thu 09 Mar, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Open University
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Open University

Have any of you fellas in the regs done an Open Uni course, or currently are studying one? I'm just curious how you found fitting in the course around the training plan and especially during the current op tempo.

Cheers.
by Cobalt
Mon 10 Oct, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Get your driving licence in the paras
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

I think they try and get you your licence as soon as possible in the majority of the Army.

I got mine straight away but I started off in a transport mob.
by Cobalt
Sun 09 Oct, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: SCUM
Replies: 12
Views: 3453

I wonder if, like the original story, this will make the front page...

Somehow I doubt it.
by Cobalt
Thu 01 Sep, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: 4/73 Special Observation Post Battery RA
Replies: 11
Views: 5212

Not Para or Commando trained (unless they came from 29 or 7 RHA, etc.) but do earn their own pool triangle, or Lateo badge.. http://www.army.mod.uk/img/5regtra/473/Lateo%20Badge.JPG The selection course was developed by sneaky beakies and is 'kin hard. Regarded in the Army as second only to you know...
by Cobalt
Mon 04 Jul, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: British Armed Forces: Future Military Hardware
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

chak wrote:whats the differences between the sa80 and the sa80-A2?
The A2 works.
by Cobalt
Thu 30 Jun, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: summer time!
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: summer time!

Now that its getting very hot, should I start running very early, sunrise sort of time, or is there another way to keep cool? Should i be used to running in the boiling hot, or is that just asking for trouble? Cheers Mark Drink plenty of fluids and run in the midday heat. Works wonders for the stam...
by Cobalt
Tue 21 Jun, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: what to send...
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Send a tub of sand. In case he can't find any.
by Cobalt
Sat 07 May, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Brian Chontosh.
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

And I thought Rambo was fictional!
by Cobalt
Sat 07 May, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: MASSACRE OF THE REDCAPS
Replies: 3
Views: 5890

Very brave. What you done will never be forgotten.

RIP lads.
by Cobalt
Tue 22 Mar, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Adventure Races/Challanges
Replies: 30
Views: 2202

There's also Rat Race in Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester.

That Tough Guy race looks a good'un.
by Cobalt
Sun 13 Mar, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: SF Joining & Training
Topic: sas, sbs ?
Replies: 38
Views: 10783

Out of curiosity... do SB volunteers from the Army transfer service to the RM, or do they remain on the Armys books?
by Cobalt
Sat 26 Feb, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Are we at War at the moment
Replies: 18
Views: 1854

Iraq would now come under the War on Terror I suppose.
by Cobalt
Sun 16 Jan, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: UGL and Bayonets
Replies: 5
Views: 917

UGL and Bayonets

Is it possible to fix a bayonet to a rifle with the UGL? The current Rifle Section makeup is looking very bayonetless, as there's only two standard rifles!

I suppose you could attached a couple of knifes to the LSWs bipod legs with some black n' nasty, and swing it around at your foe...
by Cobalt
Sun 16 Jan, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: A site of interest
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Nice site, Tab.

The NASA one is pretty good too: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov
by Cobalt
Fri 14 Jan, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: good luck james you you future para
Replies: 11
Views: 1728

Don't fire from the left shoulder.