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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: 6th Airborne Training Thread Reply with quote

The source material for Commonwealth training methods is starting to come together. This thread is intended for discussions of actual training plans, potential training aids and questions and answers.

Please keep to the subject, whilst I appreciate the general wind up, I'd rather not detract from the training, so please keep this clean!

Actual training days will be posted in the Upcoming Events section.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am now a Certified Sniper Instructor with the ability to run my own Clinic and Certify level 2 Snipers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Mike! No doubt we will be making use of that.

Be careful what you wish for and all that jazz. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have copies of the following training manuals:

Manual of Elementary Drill, 1935. This includes 1935 Foot Drill, Foot Drill for the RASC 1939 and Drill for the Foot Guards and Infantry of the Line 1939.

Infantry Training, Part VIII, 1944. This includes infantry section and platoon fieldcraft, battle drills and tactics.

I will forward these on to those I have email addresses for later this evening. If any other member of the group would like a copy please PM me.

These manuals are for the use of this group only, please do not post them anywhere publically or otherwise distribute them outside of this group.

Thanks,

Glynn.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what is the expected Training Date?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr.shiney wrote:
So what is the expected Training Date?


July 17th I believe is the next one; at my place.

I think Yorkie started a thread on it in the upcoming events section.

Hope you can make it,
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should be able to make it. Just PM me directions, and I will make the effort to make it out your way
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glynn, have you sented out the manuals? Don't think I got mines in my inbox.... I swear I pm'ed you my email address.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afraid not, no-one has got them yet, they are on my home computer and Bell has it's thumb up it's arse fixing the DSL line.

As soon as Bell remove said thumb they will be sent out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorkie wrote:
Afraid not, no-one has got them yet, they are on my home computer and Bell has it's thumb up it's arse fixing the DSL line.

As soon as Bell remove said thumb they will be sent out.


Said thumb must have been extracated as i for one got my manuals... Thanks Glynn!

Well folks; there is a lot of material to go through. right now, I have started going through the basics in the infantry training manual. Things like the crawl especially. I actually donned the gear, and practiced. in doing so, i made several observations and adjustments that helped me greatly.

For example; I had my web belt too tight. Standing or walking, it feels fine. However, it wants to ride up my back when my arms are in front of me as I crawl. The result is a painful shortness of breath. I loosened it considerably, only to find that being too loose causes it to come undone at inconvenient moments, and the buckle clicks and clacks noisily. I adjusted it again, and found a happy medium.

Problems like that are only evident when you actually go through the motions. I consider it worthwhile therefore to read and practice what is in the manuals.

Also Glynn, I have fences and ditches and a creek at my place should you want to practice crossing them as obstacles.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have reviewed both Manuals. The Drill is slightly different, but not that much from modern Drill.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr.shiney wrote:
I have reviewed both Manuals. The Drill is slightly different, but not that much from modern Drill.


Good to know Mike. As time permits I will take the info in the manuals and transpose them into clearer pdf's. If you have any input on that, particularly for fieldcraft as it would apply to airsoft operations, I would greatly appreciate it.

Alec, your field sounds like it will fit our needs admirably. Thanks again for the offer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, I will be ordering a few of those manuals myself. I also will be visiting the Brantford Military Museum as they have a large collection of manual. A photocopying I will go.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Dad, has access to a series of WW2 training Docs. I will be getting a disk with all the Army Training Annex and Amendments from 1939 to 1945.

Not sure when I will acquire it, but during out discussion it does have a great deal of information on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karkee web has 3 scanned manuals available online for the complete assembly and fitting instructions of all P37 webbing. It has all different combos for any rank and specialty of troop. I downloaded the Canadian issued manual. Not sure if you want to include this in your list, but there you go. I can email it out to you if you want.

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