BMQ or (QMB in french Qualification Militaire de Base) stand for BASIC Military Qualification .
This Weekend was my week # 4 out of 11 in my BMQ , it was a very nice week and it passed very fast .
before i start … have to say that we are now 40 soldiers , we have lost 21 soldiers , we are just in week #4 … some find it very hard and couldn’t handle the pressure and other had to travel and other found a better job ..
ok Let start …
Friday : We arrived as usually at 6:30 pm and put our uniform and got ready for inspection at 7:00 pm .
After that they finally gave us The C7 (it’s the same as M-16 American Version but Canadian modified)
here is a pic of what’s its look like .
They Also gave us a BAYONETS (Military knife that can be inserted to the C7) , 5 Empty magazines , cleaning kit .
After that we went to the class and had a security course on the usage of the C-7 (what we should do and what we shouldn’t do …)
The Big Point was that we should never leave our C-7 without supervision we had to keep it with us 24/24 , we even had to sleep with it !
Another big big point never point the C7 on someone … All what they said was logical and any person with IQ less than 40 would know that …
We then went to sleep at 12:00 , i couldn’t sleep all night i dont know why , i just keep waking up each 5-10 mn to see what time it is … horrible night , i finally woke up at 4:30 am and prepared my self , i even had to go to the toilet with my riffle since the others were sleeping and i couldn’t keep my c-7 with someone !
Saturday : At 5:00 am everyone got up and they had rack sack march outside (very hard exercise) i didn’t do it cause i had a medical paper from my dr. (injury the knee) , so instead i went to the get food with a Corporal it was ok , it just took us a lot of time to get the food from LONGPOINT ARMY BASE .
We ate and at 7:00 am we had our inspection , it was fine except my Sergent lost my helmet lol , because when we went to get food they told us to leave our riffle (c7) near the truck and they will take care of it , so i asked him can i leave my helmet ? he said ok , then when i went back , the helmet was gone ! good for me i didn’t have to carry it all the day (Weight ~2-3 kg) , he told me he will search for it … but at the end of the day i found it and he was more than happy when i told him that i found it .. lol poor him
Basically all what we did on Saturday was related to the C7 Assault riffle , we learned how to put it in pieces , how to clean it , how to use it … etc
I took those 2 pics from my cell :
Sunday : I had to be Guard from (12:00 to 1:00am) we went to sleep at 11:00 pm and i was so tired that i slept in less than 5 mn , then someone came and woke me up @ 11:45 pm , i was so tired … but managed to put up my uniform and ready to start my night shift , it was fine i managed to study because we had an exam on the next day .
We basically do a lot of exams and on each Sunday we have a general exam related to what we took the last week … so i got the time to read my notes and then went back to sleep at 1:00 am when my shift was done .
My friend woke me up at 4:45 to get ready for the PT (Physical Training) even if i was injured in my knee i made effort to make it with the other , i only got problem on the stairs but in sit-ups and push-ups and jumping jack it was ok .
The We had inspection and Exam started at 8:00 am , and courses started again ..
During the day we had courses related to the C-7 And we made drills using the c7 also .
We also had a pre-test on “Inserting bullets in a magazine” we had to insert 30 bullets manually in less than 55 seconds , in this i was the fastest in my section , i managed to insert 30 bullets in 35 seconds , i know i can do better , my next goal would be to insert 30 bullets in 30 seconds .
This is basically what we did this Week End … we now have a break of 3 weeks , so i will try to rest and hope my knee would feel better by then .
If you have any question on bmq let me know .