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  • DeV
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    Part of a platoon sergeants job is to supervise corporals giving lessons. That includes sitting in on lectures and giving constructive feedback at the end (in private), but I'd say you already know this hptmurphy (others may not).

    I get NCOs to sit in on lessons from time to time - to show them different styles of teaching specific lessons (some of them find it very benefiticial) or if its lessons that the NCOs haven't done before / need revision on.

    But if its was a case like the situation you have described - I'd be going mad.

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  • hptmurphy
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    the training itself is not boring...the problem is in the inconsistency of memebers attending lectures. very frustrating on instructors rarely seeing the same face in a class twice.

    The 31 Res Cav want to formalise lectures weher all NCOs would sit in on lecture. This is a waste of a lecture....say as in the case of a corporal giving a lecture..and a seregeant sitting in on it.The sargeant will lose interest as he is only going over ground covered already and an instructor maybe intimidated in giving a lecture to guys who may be more proficent then him in the subject matter.

    This is totally wrong as it undermines the instructors confidence....makes no allownance for the NCOs expiriece and contuation will mean that guys just won;t bother turning uo when they know they will sittting in a class room litening to a lecture that they have given manytime before.

    This is definetly undermining the who rank structure and creating a fall of on numbers.

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  • How Ya Doin?
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    Originally posted by Barry
    The single most irritating thing in the RDF is when you spend a month of parades training for something, and then you go on a weekend and some eejit who hasn't turned up for the training arrives and expects everyone else to carry them for the weekend
    But if you have enough bodies who have put in the training that you dont need these timewasters you can tel them all places are full. Tough luck. Problem is you still need some of them to make up numbers so they will keep getting away with it.

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  • Docman
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    Originally posted by DeV
    If you are a Officer, it is usually up to you to make up the programme - look at the calender to see what events are coming up that require training, eg upgrading of Pte 2*s. Make sure every lesson is there for a purpose (not just to fill up time).
    Problem is that with the re-org, priorities from brigade are changing weekly and doing a training programme usually means binning it within a week when priorities shift.

    Also, with the current emphasis being on the Easter parade, marching around the square for 2 hours a week for 6 weeks is not every ones cup of tea.

    Problem seems to have sorted itself out a small bit but there still exists a problem.

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  • Barry
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    The single most irritating thing in the RDF is when you spend a month of parades training for something, and then you go on a weekend and some eejit who hasn't turned up for the training arrives and expects everyone else to carry them for the weekend

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  • DeV
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    If you are finding the training boring - do something about it....

    If you are a Officer, it is usually up to you to make up the programme - look at the calender to see what events are coming up that require training, eg upgrading of Pte 2*s. Make sure every lesson is there for a purpose (not just to fill up time).

    If you are an NCO and you see there are problems - say it to the officers, its part of your job!!

    If you are a private - using the chain of command - point out problems & possible solutions to your NCOs.

    But most importantly - TURN UP - I've often found the more people there are there the more enjoyable it is for all.

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  • The Blue Max
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    Very good point BD and personnally its a difficult one but it needs to be addressed i think it important to have a set plan and stick to it such as for the next Three months for example a unit may focus on FIBUA andn base training nights around that but may have 4 parade mights devoted to that topic and then one night devoted to a supplementary one which is linked to the one in hand i.e FIBUA as stated you could have First Aid or Comms etc ...

    As this important to utilise obviously Training Nights aswell so that as much as possible can be obtained when either on period of Training either weekend or week/s long etc.. that a soldier can put everything he/she has learnt into practice from there training nights and not have just sit around and have to go all over it again while away on the ground waisting valuable operational training time.

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  • Bam Bam
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    So last parades evasion training didn't appeal to you.

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    Making better use of training nights...

    Take a look at some of the ideas the Brits come up with...not exactly rocket science but would be an improvement on what goes on in most Reserve Units...discuss...
    http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/...+drill%22.html

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    http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/...+drill%22.html

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