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Old drills that you just can't forget.

Old 21st Mar 2013, 15:59
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Nah. It's type of fire. As in:
No 1 rifleman, (Group)
100 metres, (Range)
Man in red shirt, (Indication)
One round for effect, FIRE. (Type of fire)

Take it from an ex infantryman.

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:00
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Talking to my daughter after her first day weapon training at Catterick and all the stoppage drills came flooding back, she said "thats exactly what the range instructor told us" - Though I understand these days that they dont bother looking, just mag off, mag on. When you're in a real war 'grandad' you don't have time to tit about!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:13
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Nah. It's type of fire. As in:
No 1 rifleman, (Group)
100 metres, (Range)
Man in red shirt, (Indication)
One round for effect, FIRE. (Type of fire)
Or as J*l**n S***t*n after spotting some intruders, when playing GDT Guard Cdr during some [email protected] Bill induced Pratteval at Coningsby ordered:

"Sergeant - those buggers over there - WASTE THEM"
"Sir?"
"SHOOT THE BUGGERS!"

Followed by several blanks and a yell from the 'enemy' of "Oi!! What about a challenge then?"
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:13
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I wasn't 'picking', I was querying ...

...I remember the T in GRIT as being Target, as in:

'Left 2 O'Clock, 5 enemy in open, RAPID Fire'.


Mmm, If 'Left 2 O'Clock, 5 enemy in open, RAPID Fire', is 'Target...what is your 'Indication'?

Left 2 O'Clock!!!

Don't you mean the whole order being something like;
Gun group
200 m
Left of arc, enemy in open ground
Rapid Fire!



So, "Only in be Northern Hemisphere", isn't being picky?
Nice to see you realised its all about GMA and edited your post
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:13
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I think in the Great war it was D R I N K ???

Designate [target, as in cavalry]
Range
Indicate [bearing, fingers to left/ right, left of red barn or whatever]
Number of rounds

but what was K? Kontrol, as in Fire, cease fire ....?
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:21
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"One round for effect, Fire!"....that's a new one for me.
Only time I heard FFE was when laying down some Art'y

If that one round missed the man in the red shirt, do you then have to repeat the fire order
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:30
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Wouldn't miss. Warning shots went out after Aden. Take leader out and, in theory, rioters dispersed. Leader of riot was traditionally dressed in red shirt according to IS training. A bit like bushy topped trees.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:37
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....and if its parked by a silver birch tree it's a T-64, unless it's on a train...in which case it's a T-72
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:41
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GenS - I recall as a cadet at Cranditz early 60s being taught IS - unfurl banner, read Riot Act, etc, teaching was aimed shot at ringleader (red shirted or not), and NEVER fire over their heads
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:44
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Beagle - spot on!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:48
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F
B
I
Detective.

Don't the black hats always conceal themselves in a red roofed building ,least thats what I wrote on my compo box!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 17:11
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What about this one?

I can't believe no-one has mentioned SHITAS, SHET4(2) yet!
Anyone remember that one?!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 17:49
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1. Warn the crew
2. Close throttle
3. Rpm lever to feather
4. Feathering button pressed
5. Injector cut off to cut off
6. Fuel master cock off
7. Ignition off
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 18:16
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Not a drill, but sticks in my mind:

PITHBLOT
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 18:22
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How 'bout the two TACAN rule.....

Surely some are familiar
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 18:31
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RAF Regiment GDT training Brize, "just shoot the barstewards but make sure they don't get up, that way there is no one to disprove you never issued a challenge".
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 18:32
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PITHBLOT. Took me a while, but my IRE memory finally came good. Pressure instruments.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 18:35
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True Virgins Make Dull Companions

caught the attention of one 17-year-old and pointed him in the right direction.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 19:36
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Or the inverse; "Cadbury's Dairy Milk Very Tasty".
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 20:05
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C-Clearly
L-Loudly
A-As an order
P-With pauses

At least that what I was taught both on my Sandhurst course and subsequently at Warminster back in the early 70's.
Also definitely Type of fire for the T in GRIT

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