- 02-06-2012, 14:27 #1EloiseRAGuest
4/73 Special Obs selection and training help??
I'm female and I'm working up for S&T for special observer. Since little I've wanted to do this however upon reading up more about it I've realised sh*t, this seems hard as nails!
:D This only makes me want to pass it more, but I was wandering if anyone had done/attempted it here that could give me some insight to how physically and mentally demanding it is? Oh and also does anyone know why 4/73 get so much stick of others?
- 02-06-2012, 14:43 #2
Have been out the game for a good few years now but would suggest if you do manage to come up to the physical standard required to carry your personal and special to role kit for sometimes weeks on end without a rubber stamp pass then you wouldn't be anywhere near a female as one would be able to recognise. That help ?
- 02-06-2012, 18:14 #3
- Join Date
- Dec 2003
- 02-06-2012, 19:24 #4
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
are women allowed to join 4/73?
- 02-06-2012, 19:26 #5EloiseRAGuest
Yes, women are allowed to join. I've got the clear on that i just need to bumb up the fitness. I can't fail, I won't fail I'd just rather smash it then simply pass it.
- 03-06-2012, 10:55 #6
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
Any photos so we can decide on your femininitty????
- 03-06-2012, 11:01 #7The harder the fighting and the longer the war, the more the infantry and in fact all the arms, lean on the Gunners - Field Marshal Montgomery.
- 03-06-2012, 11:14 #8
Several women have done well on the HAC STA course (now renamed iirc); so there's no reason not to try.
I don't know that any have passed, but then again statistics and probability are against everyone who attempts the course irrespective of gender
The 'threads' above are very useful but having been out 5 years, any advice that I can offer is probably redundant.
There are other (ex) 4/73 on here but I'll let them introduce themselves
The basic tenants are: learn to carry weight; learn to walk a long way; learn to do it all without any sleep!
- 12-06-2012, 15:20 #9
- 12-06-2012, 15:23 #10EloiseRAGuest
No photos, but I was a model for a few years, physically I'm quite feminine. Although after a lot of weight training I put on muscle mass like a lad and not a girl.