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  • Bren Gun Characteristics

    Does anyone have a list of the Bren gun characteristics needed to make a chart for teaching purposes?


  • #2
    Ah that time of year again the pots course!! there was a post somewhere about the bren recently, I'll see what I can find at home
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    • #3
      is the bren still used ??
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      • #4
        Yes, its still used. I fired it recently.

        Despite rumours of it being replaced and RDF personnel using the GPMG instead, the Bren is still part of the PNCO's course so I presume it is still the official FSG weapon for RDF sections.

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        • #5
          The bren. I hate it but we have to know it like the back of our hands for the PNCO`s course, although the gpmg is the weapon of choice for section in attack during exercises.
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          • #6
            Depending on where you are. GPMGs are not always available to RDF units

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            • #7
              While I have never fired the Bren, I've been trained on it, and it's a pleasure to take apart.
              The Bren is still alive and well,.... we just can't get hold of any ammo for it....

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              • #8
                what do the mobile chicanes need bren guns for?:D :D :D
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                • #9
                  Thats a road block I wouldn't like to run

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                  • #10
                    We have gotten tired of people nicking our traffic cones and chucking them in canals and rivers, and sometimes using them as loudspeakers or even putting them on their heads pretending to be giant witches!!
                    We mean business when we take our brens out!!
                    :D

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                    • #11
                      Its a good thing the infantry have hidden all the .303 ammo on you then :D

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                      • #12
                        Its always the infantry who we catch pretending to be giant witches with traffic cones on their heads,.... so that explains a lot.
                        And as you are an officer,.... this obviously goes much higher up than we thought!!!

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                        • #13
                          He....He....He. You'll never catch me though.:D

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                          • #14
                            http://www.brengun.org.uk/manual.html

                            Very interesting site.
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                            • #15
                              Is the Bren still in use? Yes

                              Back in my heady days as a fresh cpl just off my pots course ('96), myself and the other new cpl were sent to do the GPMG introduction course. What a thrill being the first GPMG instructors in our Bn.

                              I come back to the fold nearly 7 years later to find the Bren still going strong and the GPMG only a distant memory and the source of much scoffing in my new unit. Oh well thats progress I suppose.

                              As for a PA with a bren:D :D :D
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