The Relevance of Training

The skills we learn during training, stand us in good stead for our naval career.  We can all associate this training with situations we have had to deal with during our own careers. Keep your head down and don’t swallow was always good advice.  Click HERE

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2 Responses to The Relevance of Training

  1. John Bullockl says:

    Something I will never forget, is doing a survival swimming test in winter when Tamaki was situated on Motuihe Island. Dressed in No.8’s minus shoes taken out in a “Whaler” towards Auckland, then told to swim back to Tamaki Jetty beach. What do Maori’s call a “Blue tinted Pakeha”?

  2. Dave Wistrand says:

    I have to say this kind of American Apeism doesn’t do it for me – I can understand working as a team – fitness – weeding out some but why are we copying (probably US Army/Marines) What war have they won lately? Vietnam? Iraq/Syria/ISS? – Cambodia? Laos? – Sorry forgot Panama and some other small outfit in the Carribean okay and Kuwait. Why don’t we copy the winners and what they do? Why are we forming alliances with losers? How are their fighting forces structured and why do we have forces structure around a formal declaration of war and response when that hasn’t happened since 1939 some 75 years ago. I would like to compare their Rules of Engagement with ours maybe that might help. With our limited resources we have to be smarter and not allow incumbancy to rule and maintain power at the expense of long term maintenance of our way of life – Hands up how many think in 50 years our children and their children will have our way of life in comparison to the rest of the world as we have now?
    Quote even:
    Sir William Francis Butler, Charles George Gordon (1889), p. 85, where it reads: “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.” [3]
    Just saying (once again)

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