Navy News: "Royal Navy Physical Training Branch"

jockpopeye

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#2
"and most would agree that they are a unique bunch of people."

Well that is taking a bit of license with a description of PTI's, unique could easily be swapped for demented and people could be substiuted with pychopaths.

I quite enjoy PT under their "care" as to suffer that sort of degradation and abuse in civilian life one would have to pay quite handsomely.
 
#6
The article refers to them as PTIs (Physical Training Instructors). The 'I' was dropped several years ago, and nowadays they are known as PTs (Physical Trainers). I think it was the schoolies in a fit of teddy-throwing pique who declared that damned ratings couldn't be classed as instructors. No doubt some schooly will be along in a minute to re-educate me.
 
#7
Joe_Crow said:
The article refers to them as PTIs (Physical Training Instructors). The 'I' was dropped several years ago, and nowadays they are known as PTs (Physical Trainers). I think it was the schoolies in a fit of teddy-throwing pique who declared that damned ratings couldn't be classed as instructors. No doubt some schooly will be along in a minute to re-educate me.
The emphasis on PT is now more Physical Education rather than Physical Training. Perhaps now that they are physical educators a name change would be appropiate.
 
#10
jockpopeye said:
"and most would agree that they are a unique bunch of people. :twisted: I'll never forget that thick ginger ******** H.M.S Adament 1956 who suffered under the illusion that he was the only one who could set foot on the upper deck without a hat. :roll: Used to wind the stupid cnut up something rotton :p To rub it in I was a better runner and boxer than he was 8) Oh for the days when nobody locked their doors and the sky was always blue. :wink:
 

tug1970

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#11
Well they have got talents one of the student nurses were I work was telling everyone he was a PTI and brought in photos to prove it but it is her bad luck the ward manager and myself are both ex Pusser oh can she now clean a sluice room. :D
 

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