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Catteirck Infantry training.

#1 Post by jstagg » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:03 pm

Hello every one, long time since I've been on here.

Any way, whilst coming to the end of the CIC i found my self thinking how much of the training is actually relevant to the conflicts were found in today, I'm due to go Afghan in a week or so and I'm now asking this question to those who've gone before me the Old and bold and i usually get a mixed response. (This is not doubting the CIC just looking for opinions)

The usual answer I get is, yes various aspects of the training doesn't benefit the new soldier heading to Afghan, appart from patrolling drills contact drills (Basics) because Harbours are never really used and various position assaulting drills aren't either not to mention the training not touching on FOB drills or Mobile patrols.

I agree in some areas as after completing the CIC on September 4th i had the weekend of then had to go to OPTAG training and found my self sat between T.A and AAC and RAF and knowing F.A about Sangers, FOB Drills, DF Drills IDF drills, IED Drills and basically every thing I should know i didn't and had a week to 'JOT' notes about everything.

I'm curious to find out what others think as well and if the roumers of the CIC training program changing to teach more Afghan related subjects is true?
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#2 Post by MSI64 » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:06 pm

No CIC will not change that is the Base Infantry knowledge you need
OPTAG is relevant to THEATRE.

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#3 Post by jstagg » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:11 pm

But you'd agree, for some one straight out of Catterick a week is to litle time to prepare for Afghan?
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#4 Post by MSI64 » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:22 pm

OPTAG is normally more than a week, you must also remember all the build up training you will have within your REGT as well.

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#5 Post by sky ninja steve » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:25 pm

reap it your in the british army thats the way things go stop flappin and enjoy it this is what you joined for you'll learn as you go along as most blokes do as no amount of pre operational training can really prep you for afghan ive found even if the training is suppsed to resemble afghan it is far from it i would have sold my soul to get to afghan week after training and passing out to 3 para
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#6 Post by jstagg » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 1:28 pm

Agreed, I can't wait.. cr*ping my self but eager to get out there.

I just wanted to see what other people thought on the subject it's not so much a personal opinion from my self.

Don't suppose you know a chap called Aaron Stagg in 3par do you?
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#7 Post by sky ninja steve » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 2:07 pm

doesnt ring any bells depends how long he been in . yeah i agree with the depot training its still focused on the old stuff ie trench warfare and the rest of it but it is the hardest kind of infantry training in my opinion id rather be based in a fob and doin patrolls out of there than stuck in a shell scrape for a month but then again last year in afghan we did a op where we were in a shell scrape for a month in 52 degrees getting mortared .yey take me back
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#8 Post by tom163 » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 6:24 pm

Can't help you with the question but glad to see your doing well! keep your head down out there.

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#9 Post by green boil » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 9:07 pm

jstagg wrote:But you'd agree, for some one straight out of Catterick a week is to litle time to prepare for Afghan?
Reality hitting home by any chance, Optag will give the basics u need to no and ure battalion will give the rest + ure a sprog/crow so dont think just do as ure NCOs tell u too

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#10 Post by flighty » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 9:15 pm

No one whining about text speak? Shame I was binned as a mod.

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#11 Post by Wholley » Fri 18 Sep, 2009 10:01 pm

U R hear.ther enime iz hear.
Spel koretlie or your phuqed.
No more text speak.
I have said this time and time again.
Now I'm going to get brutal.
The next post I see with lazy or incorrect spelling will be deleted out of hand.
If your serving ,you should be ashamed..If not,then pay more attention at school. :evil:

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#12 Post by SandyTheGuvnor » Sat 19 Sep, 2009 10:47 am

Then you will shoot yourself in the foot and less people will post on here.

As much as i detest txt speak as well, you just now have too accept thats the way it is.
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#13 Post by Wholley » Sat 19 Sep, 2009 11:44 am

I've shot myself in the foot so many times that it don't hurt anymore.
As a PTI you should understand my point.

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#14 Post by MSI64 » Sat 19 Sep, 2009 12:11 pm

Have to agree Text speak is just utter laziness in my opinion.
Would you write a letter that way??
No you wouldnt,
If your coming on a site to ask questions or comment on a subject, you should at least take time to write a piece of commentary that people can understand
Text speak is Exactly that, its for texting your mates not for writing on a website.

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#15 Post by SandyTheGuvnor » Sat 19 Sep, 2009 12:37 pm

When we get get a new platoon of recruits here they have too write an essay on themselves on what they have done in the past what there aspirations are etc and i would say virtually everyone uses some sort of txt speak when they write it
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