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    Truck Driver
    Captain

  • Truck Driver
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    Originally posted by 84Mac View Post
    With regard to GTTC's list of punishments; during recruit training the platoon got colective punishment of hourly check parades in varying states of dress i.e. Sd No1s, Combats & battle order etc. The Ord Sgt, having a wicked sense of humour, called out a check parade for 21:00 & the dress to be "Bulled boots & underpants". Considering this was late January with frost in the air several recruits (Myself included) were questioning the sanity of said NCO. 20:45 & the debate still raged if he was taking the p**s or not :-) Thankfully said NCO arrived to the lines & informed us we off check parade but it was a close one :-)
    AKA "Rock Around The Clock"

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  • Mad P
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Was in a similar position. Explained it, presented my invitation as proof was told to submit a weekend pass, it was granted and went home.

    These guys may rule your world for recruit training but you won't always be a recruit and they have been there before. Just ask....
    Cheers

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  • RoyalGreenJacket
    Commander in Chief

  • RoyalGreenJacket
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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    cheeky feckers - there's plenty of life left in me yet!

    2 more years to go but if i pop smoke in the meantime then yes - i am an immediate pensioner!

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    We were blessed in that we only had what we stood up in....so running around as a quick change act was out of the question.

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  • ollie
    not dead yet

  • ollie
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    Scrapping the lines in the curragh to get rid of the moss with a knife was a common punishment or even way to keep the troops occupied.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
    C/S

  • GoneToTheCanner
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    fancy dress, real evil bastards would announce a check parade every 15 minutes, ie, present, be checked and then run off and change into another outfit. naturally, you'd be sweating like a pig after a while and your SD1s would be ruined, so more polishing and ironing...
    regards
    GttC

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  • 84Mac
    Prospective ONE Member

  • 84Mac
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    With regard to GTTC's list of punishments; during recruit training the platoon got colective punishment of hourly check parades in varying states of dress i.e. Sd No1s, Combats & battle order etc. The Ord Sgt, having a wicked sense of humour, called out a check parade for 21:00 & the dress to be "Bulled boots & underpants". Considering this was late January with frost in the air several recruits (Myself included) were questioning the sanity of said NCO. 20:45 & the debate still raged if he was taking the p**s or not :-) Thankfully said NCO arrived to the lines & informed us we off check parade but it was a close one :-)

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    'm meant to be a grooms man but i wasn't sure if you can take wknd
    off or not so i still haven't got back to him..

    Anyone been in a similar position?
    Was in a similar position. Explained it, presented my invitation as proof was told to submit a weekend pass, it was granted and went home.

    These guys may rule your world for recruit training but you won't always be a recruit and they have been there before. Just ask....

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    why such restrictions?

    Leave is Leave - you must trust the blokes to let them go where they please - if they don't come back or fcuk up then post them as AWOL and get rid of them as required.
    It has always been that way, 10km would probably allow you into Newbridge in order to for example buy stuff in Dunnes Stores that you may need and not be able to get in Centra.

    It also means that cadets have to socialise together (bonding & cohesion), use the Cadets' Mess and instill a sence of discipline I'm sure.



    Originally posted by Mad P View Post
    Just wondering regards leave within the first month of training if
    you could attend a family wedding?

    I'm meant to be a grooms man but i wasn't sure if you can take wknd
    off or not so i still haven't got back to him..

    Anyone been in a similar position?
    Will depend on when it is (weekend/weekday), when in the first month, unit training you, your behaviour etc etc but leave isn't like booking a day off from work when on a career course!

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  • GoneToTheCanner
    C/S

  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Some of the punishments were old school; spud-bashing (literally a ton of spuds, for a big event), whitewashing rocks on roadsides, emptying a concrete coal bunker by hand and whitewashing it and refilling it with same coal, fancy-dress parade( parading before OO and BOS, every hour, in every type of uniform, ie, SD1s, combats, gym, fatigues, SD1s,etc; toothbrushing corridors and many others.
    regards
    GttC

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  • Mad P
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    Just wondering regards leave within the first month of training if
    you could attend a family wedding?

    I'm meant to be a grooms man but i wasn't sure if you can take wknd
    off or not so i still haven't got back to him..

    Anyone been in a similar position?

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    Brilliant......

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
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    Congratulations,...what happens now ?

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    today i completed my 22 years Colour Service in the British Army - i just thought i'd mention that on here as there is nowhere else it fits in really!
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    Congratulations,...what happens now ?

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  • B Inman
    Sergeant Major

  • B Inman
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    Congratulations...

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