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Question Were you ever in the cadets ?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Pete2013, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Pete2013

    Pete2013 Busy Member

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    Just been chatting and re-living some old times in the ATC on another thread and as we got right off topic I thought it best to start one just for those who were a cadet be it ATC, ACF or CCF.

    The ATC was responsible my interest in shooting and flying. Where else could a teenager shoot guns such as L98, SLR and L&E303 or fly planes, it seems now only to be in their house on Battlefield4.

    So if you were a cadet where were you ? Which Squadron or Company ? What tales do you have?

    Pete :D:up:
     
  2. Barcelona68

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    Yes I went to cadets in Golden Hillock road. Royal fusiliers. It was a very long time ago but it was fun and brutal at the same time.
     
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    I was in 241 Wanstead & Woodford ATC, yes brutal at times, initiations at camp, beatings .... happy days. I bet the Health & Safety brigade have totally ruined the experience or do you reckon modern cadets are given 500 rounds and a SLR to shoot like we were ?
     
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    Nivelle company, Royal Green Jackets, Henley detachment.
    Best tale I have is we went out to Cyprus with the regular green jackets. Whilst there a cadet hired a jet ski and some how ended up on the Turkish side of the border and ran out of petrol. A helicopter team was scrambled and had to fly in low level and get him out sharpish.
    If the Turks had found out they wouldn't have been pleased. :)
     
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    How much a grilling did he get?
     
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    He was a bit sunburnt! :D
     
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    I remember one time being ic of a squad at Crowborough training, armed with my Bruni 8mm blank firer and half a dozen thunderflashes, our squad had to leave our area and RV at another area by morning whilst being hunted down by NCOs and Officers, the route was planned and agreed but our navigator took us the wrong way straight through an area off route. We were walking staggered down a pathway stopping now and again to listen and check the route when we heard the cha-ching of rifles being cocked, next thing we know we have been ambushed by regulars. Apparently their orders were to defend their position and there would be a surprise for them. They thought this bunch of cadets were their surprise and took a lot of convincing we were lost. At one point this huge regular had me dangling over a river unless I told him the code word that I didn't know.

    Major roasting the next day.
     
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    Was with 2488 Sqdn from 83 to 97. At the time we were with what was the old West Mercian Wing.
    In the early days the lee Enfield and SLR were still around with plentiful amounts of ammunition.
    As an adult warrant officer I had the priveledge of attending quite a few training courses provided by the parent services,spending time away with the regulars.
    Sadly due to rules for this, that and the other those days are gone. I still keep in touch with my old unit, and although attendance numbers are still healthy ,activities like shooting and flying are now extremely limited.
    Regards,Stu
     
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    I was in 15th para in troon.. great fun.. learned loads from the regulars and they had some really cool kit which they drilled us on.. weekend camps at seaforth rd in ayr were a bit of a disappointment .. loads of bullying and drink and drugs.. I remember seeing a lassie getting carted off in an ambulance after ODing on something... also remember one of the older cadets thinking it would be a laugh to fire a blank desert eagle at seargant nesbit in the corridor. . It was promptly taken from him.. he got a bit of a kicking.. spent the night in a police cell and had his future with the royal highland fusiliers dashed before his eyes..knob!
    I loved the fieldcraft and map lessons.. drills on milan, l7, mortar, bren.. and a few other bits of kit... all in it was a bit hot and cold for me, mostly because there were so many w@nkers
     
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    was in the cadets (royal green jackets) in late 60s 70s shooting ww1 303s (open sights). in thosedays with good eye sight was good enough to represent oxfordshire in the national cadet champs at bisley a couple of times shooting 3 inch chalk discs at 100yds and made 5 from 5 a few times
     
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    142 2nd Edinburgh ATC then REME
     
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    It seems lots of us got into shooting through the cadets then. One time we had 500 rounds each at RAF Purfleet on old L&E303's Despite holding the rifle correctly my shoulder was pounded by the recoil. One big bruise but we didn't care it was a badge of honour. Happy days. " I have no live rounds or empty cases in my possession, Sir " I last said that about 25 years ago. Now that make me feel ancient !
     
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    2476 Hutton Sqn for me. I was all set to go into the RAF Police, had passed all the tests and was just waiting for a place to come up.

    Whilst waiting I got a job and started having to much fun, decided not to go into the RAF.

    Did about 4 years in 5 Royal Anglian TA a few years later and had a great time.
     
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    1986 Wymondham ATC in the eighties,loved every minute of it and certainly taught me to respect guns.
     
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    I was in leek 60 sqdn. ATC. best camp was at RAF waddington where i did a bit of work experiance in the armoury :)

    i was all set to go in the RAF as a load master too. same here, passed my car test and got a car and got my independence. That was it, no more ATC and never went in the RAF. Biggest regret of my life.:(

    Still plane obsessed after all these years though, lol.
     
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    I regretted never going into the RAF. I got married instead - Doh ! I might return to flying and get my PPL, I was part of the way there in the 1980s.
     

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