December 20th, 2010

The good old days

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Perhaps it’s time to ditch all the PC crap & go back to the good old training ways….

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The footage is a from Baghdad & simulates someone reacting to coming under attack.

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  1. boy on a bike says:

    Hell yes. I had to do something like that with an M-60, pack and webbing. Just about killed me.

    I never complained about it – I’ve always believed in “the more sweat on the training field, the less blood on the battle field”. The instructors aren’t doing it because they are bullies – they are doing it because they want to keep you alive and fighting. When I was a grunt, I wanted the training to be as tough and hard and realistic as possible, so that we would be as well prepared as we could be. When your life is at stake, you appreciate these sorts of things.

    December 21st, 2010 at 01:06

  2. rafanon says:

    Train hard, fight easy.

    Although when I was under fire in Iraq, I certainly returned fire but I never stopped to do press-ups!

    December 21st, 2010 at 15:02

  3. Civ_In_The_City says:

    From where I`m sat (a couple of thousand miles behind the front line, any front line!) that looked firm but fair to me. Instructor never loses his cool, isn`t assaulting the trainee, but he is putting him under constant harassment, noise, distraction, knocking him off balance etc. Not a pleasant 5 minutes for the trainee, and not exactly what he`ll face in a warzone, but it gives him an idea.

    What would police training REALLY consist of if trainers were expected to prepare recruits for actual policing in 21st century Britain? Hmmm.

    December 21st, 2010 at 16:42

  4. Tony F says:

    Good drills, that man.

    December 21st, 2010 at 18:52

  5. Hogday says:

    I remember the day (circa 1994) when I returned with my tac firearms team from our run, to find recruits being assessed in the gym. In an effort to chip in I spied a young man of about 25 struggling to do 10 pressups. I got down next to him, knocked out a few of my own and said, `c`mon mate, dig in and fight, I’m 42 and can still do 50`. Sgt instructor then whispered in my ear, `sir, we don’t do that sort of thing, been told it could be deemed oppressive or demeaning`. The printable part of my reply was, “Oh?”

    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:17

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