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    How about a group of 4/5 2* stars who have been 2 star for a year, go on lots of courses etc. They are always there!! When we try to upgrade them we can't.

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    Originally posted by DeV View Post
    How about a group of 4/5 2* stars who have been 2 star for a year, go on lots of courses etc. They are always there!! When we try to upgrade them we can't.

    Sounds like someone is not doing their job right.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kermit
      What are they missing from the Syllabus? Isn't the upgrading of 2*s to 3* up to the Bn Comdr?
      A 2* course (as in a camp), firing Bren / training, TOETs & firing GPMG.

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      • #4
        Are RDF two stars still taught the bren?

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        • #5
          Are the new RDF not using the GPMG as a FSG Support Weapon??.. Thought the bren was out of commission??....
          "There is nothing braver then the heart of a volunteer" Lt. Col. Dolittle, USAC, 1941.

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          • #6
            If we all had the GPMG it would be and had been trained on it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Exo1 View Post
              Are the new RDF not using the GPMG as a FSG Support Weapon??.. Thought the bren was out of commission??....

              "new RDF" ?


              Personally i was trained on the bren as a two star only about 2 years ago.

              Now in integrated its all the gpmg alright.

              So, my assumption is yes, the bren is decommission from the RDF, but then i hear of shooting competitions in the rdf where the bren is still used sooo... who knows.

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              • #8
                The BREN is still the section FSG weapon in the RDF

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                • #9
                  The Bren is still used as the LMG in the RDF, for the time being, until we get enough GPMG's to go around and train people on...

                  People assume that qualifying on the LMG is the basis for 3* promotion, however a lot of that training is the actual "theory" of firing/deployment/use of the LMG (or at least it Should be) Its more about learning the role of 1/fsg and 2/fsg than actually firing the weapon, whichever LMG it is...
                  Friends Come and Go, but Enemies accumulate!!

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                  • #10
                    Is the Bren the LMG with the curved magazine on top or the box at the side?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kevin. B View Post
                      Is the Bren the LMG with the curved magazine on top or the box at the side?
                      bren has mag on top
                      not sure what you mean by box on the side, the gpmg has a feed tray for the belts potruding from the left hand side of the weapon and a clearance sight thingy under that so you know where the barrel is pointing when you are in close country aiming at a more distant target

                      are AD still trained on the bren?
                      courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice

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                      • #12
                        I don't think the elite ADR ever trained on the Bren...


                        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                        • #13
                          are the cav trained on it?
                          courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice

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                          • #14
                            Not any more.


                            Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                            • #15
                              Yes they are! I just finished training a class,,it used a prelim to the MAG.Its still on the two to three star syllabus.
                              Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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