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    2011 Phase One Basic vs 2021 Phase One Basic

    Hello, Did my training back in 2011 left in 2014 (Discharged for bad conduct) was young naive, immature and f'd up a few times. Anyway signing back up 7 years later and was wondering how basic training has evolved over 10 years. I went to ATR Bassingbourn in 2011, I believe i will go to...
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    Toys for the Boys

    Not one to miss out on a Cummings bandwagon, the Defence Secretary has promised to “embed technology through out the army”. Never mind that the Army’s tanks and IFVs are obsolescent, it’s infantry under-motorised, it’s tube and rocket artillery out-gunned, its brigades undermanned and its...
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    Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

    I'm hoping for some general advice here on what to do about long term sports events (with specific reference to the Talisker Whisky Challenge) and having time off work. I'm currently doing a medical degree so 2 to 4 months away from that is not feasible which leaves the next possible time during...
  4. Kash_Tendies

    Anyone know what kit is actually issued now?

    So I’m starting phase 1 training in a few days and I was curious what kit is actually issued to recruits now? I’ve looked around for a comprehensive list which is up to date but came up short. Do they issue the little things like boot polish and polish kits? I’ve been watching some videos of...
  5. Kash_Tendies

    Anyone recommend any kit items for Training?

    So I know this sort of thread gets posted a lot but I start phase 1 in a few weeks and I was hoping some of you could give me some advice on miscellaneous kit I might want to bring. so I’ve got all the items listed on the official army kit list I.e. wash kit, towels, boot polish kit etc. and...
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    Fitness

    I am 16 years old and next year I am wanting to join the army. However my current physical state is not the best! At this point my 2Km run is 11:15. By this time next year I would like to get it down to 8:00, if that is possible. I am asking for help for a routine or any type of help. Thanks
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    Advice on assessment running

    Hi everyone I just joined the reserves and I will soon have my assessment. I know the required run is now 1.2 miles (2k) in 11 mins 15 seconds. I have done two practice runs so far and walked for around 3 minutes of it making my run time around 15 minutes. The reason I feel like I need to stop...
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    need help answering a question my recruiter couldnt!!

    im joining the army as infantry in august, i was told i could join the paras or 'request' to move after my training to do the para course is this accurate because im confused? and my recruiter is no help.
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    Growth Hornone

    Hi Not in the forces, just quick couple of questions. 1 Does the CDT pick up Growth Hormone? 2 At what part of the selection process does the military drugs test a candidate? Regards Andi
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    Are 4 PARA respected?

    Hi Guys, I was considering joining 4 PARA as it seemed like a really good challenge and much harder than the other reserves (except RMR) to gain entry but I was wondering as an ex regular we use to give the TA a hard time and didn’t really respect them to much back in the earlier 2000’s. Just...
  11. JKim97

    FITNESS PROGRAM! advanced - intermediate...

    Hi all :) I'm new here so please bare with my questions as some stuff I will know but looking for a bit more advice. I am an ex navy submariner and left the navy about 2 years ago due to personal reasons. I'm looking at joining back up but I want to go for the Paras. I haven't applied yet...
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    Need Student Nurse Information!

    I’m looking for more information on the life of army nurses as there’s not a lot of current information online. I finished the Public Services btec diploma last year and have always wanted to join a service, I’ve applied and got into the police but having second thoughts so have been looking...
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    Guards Officer

    Good day to you all, I am currently in the proccess of applying for an army scholarship, my Medical report has just been recieved by my CSM, and i would like to know about how likely it is that i will get into the regiment I want to. My top choice is the grenadier guards, followed by the scots...
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    Army Medical Appeal

    Basically, Long-Story Short: I Applied for the British Army “April 2019” & Was Formally rejected “June 12th 2019” - Due to “2 or more episodes of Anxiety” I was a young carer for my family member & I went to my GP to get some help for him and some support for myself handling this situation...
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    Does anyone know why this has shoulder pads?
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    Education Assessment

    Hello all, Am currently looking into the process from Soldier to Officer. I don't have the required GCSE's and will need to sit the educational assessment, would anybody have experience of going down this route and/or has sat the assessment and can tell me what it entails? Thanks!
  17. Auld-Yin

    Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

    Review by Metellus Cimber II Most people like to think that they know the basic facts about the Prince Consort's life. The younger son of the Duke of a comic-opera German State about the size of Staffordshire, Prince Albert married the Queen of the greatest empire that the world had yet seen...
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    Early posting application

    Hi, Is it possible to put in a ppp early to move units before my time due to being mistreated ? I put in a service complaint a couple of months ago, but it got chinned off due to the service person leaving, and they basically said forget about it and get on with it. I’ve been to welfare, the...
  19. Fort99

    Joining as a chef basic training questions

    I have recently completed my AC in Scotland and got my start date for phase 1 basic training in pirbright starting on the 8th of September. My job role is a chef in the rlc and wondered if they taught you how to drive/ helped you get your driving licence in basic training like other job roles...
  20. Johnnhoj

    Undiagnosed Asthma

    A good friend of mine has been in the Army Reserve for a number of years. In recent times particularly in the night times he has informed me that he has suffered with wheezing and shortage of breath. This is particularly in the summer months where the pollen count is higher than the norm, in...
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    Dog Handler Board Interview Advice

    Hello, First time using this site. I have my board interview this Thursday. Iv been struggling to find information on the RAVC and where they are deployed currently etc. Also anyone got any tips on the board interview? Thanks in advance!
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    Pirbright assessment centre 2019

    Hello this is just a thread to share knowledge about the new physical tests in the assesment centre and for sharing help on the cognitive test and the technical selection test.
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    Royal engineers or artillery?

    Okay so im on the army reserves while i finish my level 2 diploma in bricklaying and my gcse maths in college, I want to go full time bit can't decide wether as a sapprt or Gunner, it makes sense that because I'm already learning a trade that I just want to do a different role but it also makes...
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    Army v's RAF Rugby

    Details of the Army v's RAF Rugby matches next month for anyone who is interested. Gloucester RFC has already sold over 3000 tickets and it promises to be an epic day. But what we really want to do is fill Kingsholm, which can take up to 15,000, with service personnel and their families and...
  25. The_Unstoppable

    AFC Harrogate Swimming

    During AFC Harrogate, how important is being able to swim? Additionally, is a backstroke acceptable?
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    Can I apply to the army if I’ve been deferred from the navy?

    Hi guys, So back in November of 2017 I tried applying to the navy but was deferred due to self-harm and I’m not allowed to join till November 2020. I was wondering if I would be able to join the army or RAF before that?? Thanks
  27. JNM

    Background check debts.

    Passed checks, apparently student debts and overdrafts don’t matter
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    Army vs Navy

    Hi all, I'm finishing my A-Levels and looking at joining either the Army or Navy upon finishing at the end of June next year. My original idea of role was being part of the police sector for either, as that was my initial idea of a civi job. I've taken the initial steps in joining both but the...
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    DEFFERAL FOR BACK PAIN

    Got deferred from the army for back pain being in my medical history. I attempted to appeal it and got a medical letter from my GP saying I am free from any symptoms regarding back pain and I am fit and healthy to proceed along with the application. Unfortunately this appeal was rejected. Got...
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    Reading List

    Hey folks- I'm all done everything and Im waiting for my offer for an officer position in the Artillery. Since I've got some freetime- Im looking for information on reading lists for new officers. I've located a few: SUBLIST 1 — Cadets, Soldiers, Junior NCOs - U.S. Army Center of Military...
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    Advice on Joining Paras?

    Alright, so I'm 15 in 3 months and I plan to join the army when I leave after my A-Levels. I have been thinking of going into the Paras. I have access to a gym and I was wondering if there's anything I should start doing to prepare myself. I would consider myself quite fit. I can do 50...
  32. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Quest Jobs

    With almost two decades of working with Service leavers to help them prepare for the next part of their working life, in the civilian workplace, QUEST is well placed to help you make your next career move. Check out our jobs listings below to find your next perfect placement … Click Here to...
  33. JNM

    First army interview help.

    My interview is for next Wednesday. I’m fairly confident with most of the questions I’ll probably get but should I wear a shirt and tie or the full suit? Also I’ve been asked to run the 1.5 mile and record a time. Will it matter that I’m not quite at the 13-14 minute mark yet? I’ll have got...
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    RMAS Insight Day or RAF OASC?

    I am applying for a commission in both the RAF and Army, currently leaning towards Army, but have been given my RAF OASC date on the same day as the Insight Day at Sadhurst. Any advice from anyone, particularly on how worthwhile the Insight Day is? I will need to rearrange one, however the...
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    Help please

    Evening, Looking for some closure. I discharged from phase 2 at week 8 I think, reasons being - I felt it was the quickest and easier way for me to retrade and sort a few other potential problems back home. Anyway, my next intake will mark a record 13 weeks out of training and relisted back in...
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    Genuine question, genuine answer

    Afternoon, Looking for some closure. I discharged from phase 2 at week 8 I think, reasons being - I felt it was the quickest and easier way for me to retrade and sort a few other potential problems back home. Anyway, my next intake will mark a record 13 weeks out of training and relisted back...
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    Questions about joining HAC?

    Hi, I am very interested in joining the military but happen to like my civvie career so the reserves seems perfect to go for. I want to join a unit that is very unique and offers plenty of challenge. From what i can tell through a bit of googling HAC Patrols seems to be a very demanding but...
  38. AlfieFYB

    Army recruitment ad - my thoughts

  39. Newbieloo

    Help with army briefing (regular soldier)

    Hi I have looked about online for info on what happens in an army briefing but all people are talking about is joining as an officer and something that goes on for more that 1 day. I have a briefing at my local army career centre on Monday at 10am, the lady said it would take 2 hours tops so...
  40. d3adp1zzab0y

    degree from the REME

    I heard that you can get a degree in mechanical engineering in the REME, but how would one go about getting that, and is it only for certain roles?
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