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  • #16
    Anything that improves proficency in tactics is a good thing. Realistically, thats where most RDF units have problems."

    You need to be able to walk before you can tapdance.
    Bearing in mind that we are a reserve defence force, I consider the need to have basic level of skills in the field to be paramount. If we can march in step and shoot at static targets but cannot carry out basic level section and platoon tactics in the field, as very many units can’t, then we are toy soldiers.
    Remember that tactics in the field are used as the building blocks for training in essential skills in the IS role.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Goldie fish
      I pity the unit that has CQ as an officer.....
      Wha?
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      • #18
        thats a bit much now isnt it? can you imagine the ammount of people that would fail? great idea tho... but you never put in "introduction to fieldcraft under durress " and it should be a week..
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        • #19
          Much more to the point, what does this "Adventurous training" mean? Training in Limerick on a Saturday night?

          As a non RDF person, I was kind of surprised to hear that these courses were not run anyways.

          And while the course suggested is challenging, theres no good reason why any relatively fit person shouldn't be in a position to pass it (swimming aside) after a little training. I mean, if you're a serving member of the RDF, isn't there some kind of stated level of [hysical fitness that you've to maintain?

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          • #20
            I think this is a great idea. :D

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            • #21
              "introduction to fieldcraft under durress "

              Is this what Scratch is called now? Last I heard it was tactical PT or something similar.
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              • #22
                Its called intoduction to the Glen.
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                • #23
                  I think it would be a great idea. Hits all the core areas, incl swimming, remember in Europe we encounter water obstacles on average every 7 KM and river crossings are a major killer. Some of the more vague subjects such as adventure trg and intro to f/craft would need to be tied down, but would be a great way to end a 3* course. Logistically it wouldn't be too difficult to run, but you maybe would require some input from the DFSPC for PT standards?

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                  • #24
                    If you didn't make this a compulsory event, then people won't train for it. Also there are swim tests for the NS and ARW. 400m (16 Lengths -25M pool)is well doable.

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                    • #25
                      Aidan,
                      at present there is no fitness requirement for the RDF. would be a good idea to have one though, especially with re-org.
                      i heard a wee bit about scratch last night, whats involved? who gets to go on it?
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                      • #26
                        Live fire exercises would be good... or are these run for RDF already?
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                        "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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                        • #27
                          WHAT? LIVE FIRE???

                          Are you mad, seriously, think about it (properly) for a minute. Aload of people running around with live rounds in the mag trying shoot each other....

                          Its bad enough when people accidently shoot each other on the range, but the encourage them is a whole other story. The medics would really earn their money then.....
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                          • #28
                            or why not shoot live rounds over peoples heads during the run to make them go quicker:D :D
                            (probably add a bit of realism as well)
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                            • #29
                              Live fire ex's are the norm in other armies and are also present in the DF.
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                              With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                              Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                              • #30
                                Some RDF units have already been experimenting with controlled Live fire exercises,but it requires strict umpiring,and most RDF units cannot spare the extra personell required.


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

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