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    I somehow found myself doing the exact same thing I did last year on my birthday.

    Same place, same shooting competition, same date, same crappy birthday but different results.

    I would give a full account but I'm still angry about the day.

    62 Bn rifle team are going to the all army.

    As for the rest I have no idea. Think 67 Bn are falling plates.
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

  • #2
    I think you should tell us the story you told ARRSE...
    "Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here...this is the War Room!"

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    • #3
      Fair enough


      Kilbride Military Camp, Saturday 22 April 2006

      I awoke at quarter to 7 to the sound of the Corporal shouting. After dragging myself out of bed and stubbing my toe on the metal frame of the bunkbed, I was hit from a headache as a result of all the pre birthday celebrations the night before. After checking to see that none of the lads had put camo cream on my face, I rubbed my head and remembered the shitty haircut that I let the medic give me the day before, which turned into a mohawk before I knew what was going on.

      ****ing meds, they do **** all, you give them one job and they **** it up.

      It was the day of the all army shooting competition and I'd been stupid enough to volunteer for it again this year after an officer had guilt-tripped me into it by using the line "Your battalion needs you". Take notes people if you ever want anything off me just use this line and I'll do it.

      "Hey Havoc, eat your own head!"
      "**** off"
      "Your battalion needs you"
      *munch* *munch*

      I had made a promise to myself last year after taking part in it (also on my birthday) that I wouldn't do it again. Mainly because it was the most unorganised cake and arse party I'd ever had the misfortune of being associated with.

      15 mins later I was eating a breakfast which consisted of 2 sausages which didn't taste like anything, a bit of white pudding which tastes and looks like shite, a portion of scrambled eggs which is made with a powder(Don't ask me how its considered food) and a piece of toast which is only toasted on one side.

      After not eating breakfast I fell in outside the billet, where due to the fact that my face was sunburnt and my skalp was milky white, the sergeant greeted me with "Alright raspberry ripple!"

      Laugh? I nearly kicked him to death.

      After 10 straight minutes of laughter, we went up to the armory to check out our weapons for the competition. I had trained and zeroed on a weapon about 2 days before and so knew how it fired and where the fall of shot was with it and while it wasn't very well zeroed for me cos of the shite PDF armorer(He just didn't give a bollix) who adjusted it for me I was confident enough with it.

      It was at that point that the leader of our team an officer showed up looking for his rifle which of course would had to have been mine. Due to some mix up I had taken his rifle on the day of the shooting practice and now had to give it to him and inform him of the adjustments that had been done to it.

      I then had to check out another rifle and hope for the best. Luckily for me the first part of the shooting competition was an indication practice where my shots would be indicated. Unluckily for me the weapon was so off target that when I aimed dead centre of the target it hit about 5 metres above where I was aiming.

      Immediately after this I sought out an armorer and asked him to make an adjustment to the sights to bring them down, so everything would then be sorted and I'd be able to get a respectable score. However there must have been some sort of communication mix up as instead of bringing my sights up, he brought them down and I was now hitting even higher.

      Of the 5 parts of the shooting competition I had washouts, where I didn't hit anything on 3 of them. On the other 2 parts I got a 5 and a 6. The highest score on the day was 82 with the average being 50/60, I got 11.

      However despite this the rest of my team did fantastic getting first place and through some loop hole I'm going to the all army shooting competition later on this year, with a new rifle as the one I was firing with somehow ended up in a river.

      So what have I learnt this year,

      Only use a rifle you've been zeroed on
      Never give over your rifle to an officer
      Never trust the army
      Never go on a shooting competition on your birthday



      Worst birthday ever!!!
      To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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      • #4
        Thats my boy Havoc.Tell of Con..
        Sir I cant find my peltors........Private they are on your face

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tripper
          Thats my boy Havoc.Tell of Con..

          All in good time young padawan.
          To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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          • #6
            It's our solemn duty to quaff beer from the cup tonight.
            "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

            "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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            • #7
              Havoc
              You took one for the team, and it was very much appreciated, your sacrafice has not gone unnoticed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bravo20
                Havoc
                You took one for the team, and it was very much appreciated, your sacrafice has not gone unnoticed.

                I better get the easiest detail next time I'm doing admin. Something along the lines of test the ice cream.
                To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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                • #9
                  Western Brigade's was on at the weekend! 51st won the LMG, thats all i know!

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                  • #10
                    Sounds very familar havoc... very very familiar, hence i don't bother my ring taking part in shooting comps
                    Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

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                    • #11
                      Shall I take it cleaning rods are not available then?
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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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                      • #12
                        Nice to know things like that don't just happen to NCOs

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kermit
                          So when't the Southern and Western ones?
                          southern brigade comp is w/end of may 6 .
                          anyone from here competing ?
                          Anyone need a spleen ?

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