Thread: I need help.
14th March 2006 05:02 #1
I need help.
My Flight Commander is unable to come next week, and wants me to fill in. Can someone please tell me what to do? I've never been a flight Commander before.
14th March 2006 05:38 #2
It's pretty basic, best thing is crack open a drill manual its all their as far as the drill portion goes, next week have one of the other flight comd run through it all with you before parade, their is no real trick to it.
PLT COMD in army cadet for opening parades are generally in charge of forming their cadets up, doing their own quick inspection, taking attendance, and then reporting their numbers when called apon by the duty NCO, ie;"Battery report your numbers" and then the plts would call off in order their numbers, then you would generally do the whole inspection deal.
I am sure you have seen it done, the proceedure is the same one at annual when your flight sgt, states how many cadets they have on parade, and asks the officer if they would care to inspect, they almost always do...never had them not.
Like I said before, just have another flight comd go over it with you before hand as far as exact drill commands. It's a little different with me, artillery sets up and carries out their parades a little different than you guys.S.Stewart, C.Tech
MWO(Ret) 2835 RCAC
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14th March 2006 08:06 #3
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I assume that you're Flight Sergeant right now, and you DO HAVE someone to fill in for Flight Sergeant right now right?
Best bet is to contact another Flight Cmdr. to run you through it. Also if you screw up it's not a big deal, I mean it IS your first time. Another thing is try to remember the procedures that happens every parade I'm sure you can remember some of it I mean you go through it every week right?
I had to fill in as a Flt. Sgt. one day and I screwed up twice but it's no big deal cause it was my first time. I had to get the Flt. Cmdr. to tell me what to do.古惑仔Leadership is a flavour of evil no one would lead you to do something you wanted to do anyways.Cogito ergo nom
15th March 2006 21:50 #4
I hated being in that position, before I was a dep commander, but as a flight commander, it doesn't faze me now.
My best advice is run through your squadron's parade orders. Seriously, it helps. Good luck!Halee Legge
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17th March 2006 20:12 #5
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Just wing it. You're the boss this week, and if you make a mistake, no big deal. It takes guts to do something new, so don't ask for someone to hold your hand through it, just do it and after you will fell the reward so much more.
18th March 2006 07:32 #6
Wing it? Seriously? I'd much rather actually be prepared. If you wing it and go in completely unprepared, there's a very good chance that you'll end up being nervous and totally embarass yourself. Not to be negative or anything! But it depends on what kind of mistake it is. Like if you accidentally forget to close-order march your flight after inspection, no biggy. But if you forget the eyes right and to salute during the march-past.. Not so muchHalee Legge
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