MIL Don't let this be your mum

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  1. darkkphantom

    darkkphantom New Member

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    There was little Johnny, the apple of his mother's eye, deeply involved in his Recruit Training Course at Kapooka. It was not at all what he expected. He wrote to his mother:

    "Dear Mum,
    I am having a bit of trouble here. There is a lot of shouting and yelling. I made a mistake on the Drill Square today and the Corporal was really mean to me. I try very hard and I don't think he should yell like that. It scares me when people yell at me!"

    Johnny's mum was outraged!

    She wrote to the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister, and the Minister assisting the Minister, her local member, the Chief of the Defence Force, The Chief of Army and everyone else she could think of. Her little boy had bravely volunteered to serve his country and now was being subjected to unspeakable acts of brutality.

    Some time later, CPL Bloggs was again sweating his goonta out trying to turn this horrible bunch of civilians into a well-disciplined section. He gave his commands clearly, succinctly and loudly. Every now and then he was required to highlight the failings of a particular recruit in the approved Army manner. His Platoon Sergeant approached him:

    "CPL Smith, it's out!"
    "What is Sergeant?" CPL Smith asked.
    "The whole loud voice and criticism thing. It's just come down from the Minister!"

    CPL Smith continued his lesson in a quiet voice and despite the constant errors on the part of the recruits, refused to criticise them. He finished the lesson and marched his section off for a lecture on the rights and privileges from the Psych team.

    Little Johnny again wrote to his mother:

    "Dear Mum, Nobody is yelling at us any more and that's good, but today we were taught bayonet fighting by the platoon Sergeant. This was terribly frightening! Just the thought of attacking someone with a bayonet makes me feel quite ill!"

    Johnny's mum was outraged!

    She wrote to the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister, and the Minister assisting the Minister, her local member, the Chief of the Defence Force, The Chief of Army and everyone else she could think of. Her little boy had bravely volunteered to serve his country and now was being subjected to unspeakable acts of brutality. What kind of modern country would resort to fighting in this manner? Why on earth do my taxes get spent on smart weapons and still my baby boy has to learn to be a savage?

    Some time later, the platoon Sergeant was attempting to instil the requisite amount of fighting spirit in his recruits. The bayonet drill was going as well as could be expected, particularly as all the commands were given in a very quiet voice. The platoon commander hurried over to him.





    "Sarge, it's out!"
    "What's out Sir?"
    "Bayonet fighting. It just came down from the Minister!"

    The platoon Sergeant dutifully finished the lesson then and there and sent the recruits off for character guidance and equity training with the Padre.


    Two years later, in a country that sponsored terrorism, little Johnny was in a fighting pit. The enemy had managed to surround little Johnny's platoon and they were cut off, outnumbered and outgunned and out of ammunition. Things looked grim. Little Johnny's Corporal saw the next wave of attackers gathering to charge the platoon position. He yelled a warning to Johnny.

    Johnny wasn't used to be yelled at and became scared and confused. He couldn't understand what the Corporal wanted him to do. The Corporal jumped out of his pit and dashed across the open ground to Johnny's position. As he ran, a bullet struck him in the chest. He landed in a crumpled heap at the bottom of Johnny's pit, mortally wounded.

    "I said fix bayonets John. These mongrels are gonna over run us!"
    Johnny grabbed his bayonet. He tried every which way to fix it to his rifle but he just couldn't remember how. His Corporal managed to fix the bayonet for him, despite loss of blood and sliding into shock.

    "There ya go John. Give 'em hell when they come for us!"
    Johnny did his best. The enemy charged into his pit but the screaming and yelling scared and confused him. He waved the rifle and bayonet around but wasn't sure exactly what he was doing.

    Little Johnny and his platoon didn't make it.

    Some time later a Board of Inquiry determined that poor training had led directly to poor performance on the battlefield.

    Johnny's mum was outraged!

    She wrote to the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister, and the Minister assisting the Minister, her local member, the Chief of the Defence Force, The Chief of Army and everyone else she could think of. Her little boy had bravely volunteered to serve his country and now was being subjected to unspeakable acts of brutality. One would expect that if he was to be placed in harm's way, the least the Army could do was train him properly.

    .Don't Let This Be Your Mum
     
  2. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    I think it's a funny story that teaches a lesson. :dunno:
     
  3. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    I think is could be taken as anti-troll.

    Here's my take on it:

    leave the fucking civilians and politicians out of it. Let the military do their job.
     
  4. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I looked over his previous posts. troll not found.

    The story is a pretty good reflection of what would happen if we let the liberals take complete control of the military.
     
  5. darkkphantom

    darkkphantom New Member

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    far from it turbomanical and I apologise if you take it that way, I just thought that the guys on this section of the forum would read this and understand its meaning.

    Sorry for any troubles
     
  6. darkkphantom

    darkkphantom New Member

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    Actually it was sent to me by an Infantry Sgt stationed at puckapunyal in victoria, australia
     
  7. TheNewMonaro

    TheNewMonaro New Member

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    A Yank?

    What's he doing at Pucka?
     
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    Ah shit... different guy... I need to pay more attention....
     
  9. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  10. spades

    spades George P. Burdell II

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    :werd:
     
  11. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    air force is already halfway there. I got an LOR for harassing a fellow airman.

    I had just come inside from a smoke and she said "jeez, don't you ever work"?
    ...she has written 12 stories, most of which are over 30 pages, at work in the past 4 months.

    so i replied "Like you've got room to critisize, Airman shitbag" She was almost in tears in my NCOIC's office and i got an LOR.

    edit: smut stories, completely not work-related.
     
  12. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You shouldn't smoke :nono: :nono: :rofl:
     
  13. darkkphantom

    darkkphantom New Member

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    FarBeyondDriven OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    I figured the Navy would be a lot rougher than it really is. I'm not so sure how much I like this "newer, kinder, more PC" Navy. :hs:
     
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    FarBeyondDriven OT Supporter

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    She's writing porn stories, and you got in trouble for calling her a shitbag? :wtf:
     
  16. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I was thinking the same thing. :hsugh:
     
  17. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    I'll give a big :werd: to that. I can actually get masted (NJPed) for glorifying the use of alcohol. :ugh:
     
  18. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Wow. :eek3:

    That's a big change from when I grew up as a Navy Brat!
     
  19. insomnia

    insomnia New Member

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    What the FUCK is your job? :ugh:
     

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