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Skill-At-Arms Courses 2004

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    I'm looking for information on SAA courses for 2004. Are these run at brigade level or at DFTC? What is the duration? What are the criteria for students?If this info is deemed sensitive please PM me.

    Comments on course content and effectiveness would be apreciated from members who have completed the course in the past. No hearsay please.


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  • #2
    I`m glad the mod reopened this. Whats a skill at arms course?
    Air Corps Veteran


    • #3
      ya actually i dont have a clue either??


      • #4
        Usually involves being trained up and firing the rifle, pistol, and support wpns
        (GPMG, 84mm A/Tk, etc.). Obviously, this is tailored to suit the Reserve...
        "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"


        • #5
          Do all ranks fire all the weapons or is the BAP left to Snr. NCO's and Officers??


          • #6
            Technically all ranks can fire that weapon. Traditionally in infantry units it is left to Sgts and upwards. But once you are TOET'd on the weapon there is no reason why you should not fire.


            • #7
              Sorry to pull this back on topic but is there anyone on the board who has completed a skill-at-arms course?


              • #8
                Yes Sluggie - how soon do you need to know? Fancy a pint on Wednesday???
                I don't believe in love - just friendship + sex


                • #9
                  I done a few. A week of brushing up on your marksmanship skills in a particular weapon.. Can I join you for that pint??? or is it a "private party"

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


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kermit
                    Covert Operations

                    I haven't seen a Skill at Arms course on the Training Program this year....
                    It is there. Look harder.


                    • #11
                      It must have been fierce covert ops we were planning - since my last post was deleted.... But Goldie can come too..

                      There's no point in me repeating my original comments about it happening since Docman has clarified that.

                      [MOD: Meaningless prattle eg your last post, is deleted as per section rules.If you want to chat use the chat room, your phone or take it to general Regards etc]
                      I don't believe in love - just friendship + sex