My national service was in the army, in the combat engineers. Once in the late winter we were on a three-day ski march. suddenly we saw the sun rise for the first time in months. So we applauded and cheered
It was also fun when foreign elite units came to train winter warfare, and only after six months of service we did well against them! That was fun
The Hägglunds BV206 tracked all-terrain vehicle is God's gift to military winter training, in my opinion
I think that Häglunds are from Sweden
Yes, BV is short for bandvagn.
I was in the commando regiment and a corporal. the training was different to training for general duties soldiers and much more harder to do. I saw the man with the golden gun for the first time i smiled because part of the training we had to do was to swim in rivers which were crocodiles lived. There was a couple of boats and soldiers with guns to watch for crocodiles but they would not stop the crocodile from attacking from below in the water. it was very scary always! When i saw Roger Moore jumping over the alligators it makes me think of those times! sometimes soldiers who tried to do commando training would die on each course and some were killed by wild animals during the selection training for the commando regiment because this was done in the very wild areas. This was expected in the course and still it was done because it was to make us the toughest of soldiers. One man did died on my course while doing the 120km march through the bush for commando selection. commando soldiers have to do 120km march with no foods but only small water to do this in 48 hours or they will fail. The country is very hard with many obstacles and is tough.
That is a good story! I wonder also like us if you were made to fill in the trench after you had been in it?
All this military talk is starting to make me nervous, we are not about to start pulling rank and having regimental rubbishing are we?