phase 1

  1. J

    Changing Role in phase 1

    Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone could help me understand the rules and process of changing Roles/Cap badge during phase 1 training. I’m set to start intake in February in the RA at Winchester but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do that or go into infantry. If during phase 1 I decide I know for...
  2. T

    Supplements phase 1

    I'm starting my phase 1 training soon and was wondering if supplements are allowed, at the moment I use impact whey protein as well as creatine monohydrate (both from, wanted to know from anyone who's been through phase 1 if bringing them is allowed as well as the general opinion...
  3. O

    Week by week on phase 1?

    Can any of you who have done phase 1 give me a week by week details? If its not too much to ask. I think it will be helpful for us who are starting soon Details for X14 weeks phase 1(pirbright 2020). Thanks!!
  4. E

    Dog Handler requirements and basic training preparation

    I have wanted to join the Army for as long as I can remember but due to being on antidepressants I have had a 2 year referral and have to wait until June 2021 to reapply. At first I wanted to join the RAMC but after looking at dog handler I have decided that’s exactly what I want to do. I was...
  5. W

    Anyone starting basic training at ATR Winchester January 17th 2021

    I'm joing the Royal artillery and start my first phase of basic training on the 17th of january 2021 at ATR Winchester. Is there anyone else one here joining at this date?
  6. L

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. Noob1

    Basic training in 4 days

    I’m going to pirbright for my phase 1 basic training and feeling anxious and a little nervous about the unknown as it means so much to me to succeed as it’s a big step in my life. Does anyone have any tips on how to cope with this? Also as well as leaving my family my girlfriend is going to...
  9. Noob1

    Phase 1 basic training kit help/ advice needed

    I’ll keep it short and to the point all advice good and bad is welcome:D I’m starting my phase 1 training in 11 days in pirbright and have bought most of the kit on the kit list however I’m struggling with where to get some of it from/ the requirements. If anyone has any links for the right...
  10. Noob1

    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...
  11. C

    Basic training at Catterick and use of laptops

    Hi, I have my PRAC on the 19th of this month, I’m confident that I’ll pass as I believe I’m very fit but I know it will be a challenge, but anyway after that I’m hoping to be given a date to start basic phase 1 in September. I’m curious if I would be able to buy a laptop at any point during...
  12. Ghosty94

    Help needed RE Phase 1

    Hello everyone ! First off I’d like to say hey I’m Ryan , I’ve recently passed selection to join the Infantry hopefully going scots guards . I have my start date at Catterick ITC , service number and so on , what i would ask is Absolutely any tips or info on what to expect at phase one and how...
  13. JNM

    Phase 2 driving

    Heading off to P1 in Feb and was wondering how far into P2 you learn to drive? I’m going Elec tech and you get taught driving at some point in P2 apparently, not looking for a specific week just at the start or near the end would be appreciated. Also the website says you can get a HGV license...
  14. JNM

    Background check debts.

    Passed checks, apparently student debts and overdrafts don’t matter
  15. JNM

    Accommodation questions during training

    Due to start basic in Feb and I know what P1 accommodation will be but phase 2 info and beyond is a bit harder to find. Is there any change from P1 to P2 accommodation or is it basically the same? Also I’m going into REME, when you’re attached somewhere do you go into the same place as...
  16. B

    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...
  17. L

    Supplements In Phase 1

    Hey Guys, Start Phase 1 in June at Pirbright and im just wondering If I will be able to take supplents during basic, Ik you can take informed sports supplememts after training but not sure about during. Also seen many threads where people have just started arguing about different supplements I...
  18. R

    Advice - Army Life

    So I'm 21, higher than average fitness level, pretty damn smart, previously completed an apprenticeship as a vehicle tech. I've always wanted to join the army since I was a nipper. What am I to expect in the army life that isn't advertised and can only be told from experience? I'm 100% sure...
  19. C

    Phase 1 Laundry

    How do they do laundry in phase 1. will i need to bring my own laundry stuff like that soap powder and fabric softner or do i just need to put in money for the machines to do their thing?
  20. C

    Injury After Phase 1

    Would i need to redo Phase 1 if i have completed it and then injure myself in the 1 week holiday before phase 2 starts and the injury recovery is 6 months.
  21. C

    Phase 1 Nights in the field

    phase 1 says 3 nights in the field at one point. Does that mean u take a shit in the field? Or u go back to barracks each day and return to field at night? Also im new idk if this is the right area of website to ask. If not, how do i ask general questions? Starting from first page u see after...
  22. S

    What polish to buy for my boots?

    Hello , I start phase 1 on the 30th and I’m just wandering what’s the best polish to buy for your boots? Thanks
  23. M

    Phase 2 CMT Standerds - please advise!

    Hello. So I think I'm right in saying now to train as a CMT it is a 50 week training program? There are 3,2,1 standers, standers, 1 being the best? At the 50 week training do I reach all the standers and then ready to unit? Or only trained in either 3,2 then need to experience...
  24. M

    Interview, GCSEs, accepted into role - help

    if you pass the maths and English test at the 2 day interview, but don't have the maths and English gcse needed for your chosen role(s) will the army see pass the 'bad' grades and let you in?? If so, dose the army provide maths and English training to achieve the grades you need? Thank you
  25. 1

    Bmi over limit at phase 1??

    Hi I'm 16 and set to start at Harrogate for the long course on the 1st of October. I recently weighed myself and realised that I will be over the limit of 27 and won't have enough time to loose enough weight before I start. The reason I put on weight is that I let myself go a bit as it was my...
  26. Big Avo

    Reservist Recruit Driving To and From Phase 1 Training

    Hi everybody, Could a Recruit drive themselves to and from their Phase 1 Training in either a Hire Car or White Fleet Vehicle? Once they have a Service Number they are enlisted and if they have the relevant Driving Licence I don't see why they shouldn't be able to drive themselves. When I...
  27. O

    How long does Reserve training take

    Hi, I have just started the joining process for the reserves for my gap year and time at uni as a soldier, I understand the whole phase 1 and alpha and bravo training bits but how long will the whole process take. Would it take me a whole year until I'm a soldier or can I basically do the...
  28. S

    Phase 1 Training Syllabus

    Hi All, I am a Masters student who is writing a project on Army training. I'd really like to speak to someone about whether I could get hold of the training syllabus for Phase 1 training, but I am unsure who to approach. Does anyone have any ideas about who to ask and where to contact them...
  29. H

    I'm struggling with my fitness

    I'll start off by saying I'm 6ft1 and around 10.2 stone, so I'm not overweight. I've already applied to join the British Army. My only issue is I'm fitness sucks and I don't really have the money to pay for a gym membership as I'm only 17. I'm concerned that I will be turned down at the...
  30. Y

    Fitness Preparation for Phase 1 Training!

    Hey all, This is my first post and just wanted some fitness advice. Not that its at a bad standard as I got a great A grade pass during selection including a 9 minute 26 seconds run time and pass other tests. I am joining the Royal Engineers and starting phase 1 on the 3rd of April at ATC...
  31. Dannyy.simo

    Urgent!! Fracture before training

    Basically I've passed my selection and everything, and I'm just waiting to go to Harrogate on 25th September, but about 3 weeks back almost a month I fractured my foot nothing serious and it should be healed fully ten days before start date, but should I ring them up to tell them or just leave...
  32. pazzer

    Aviation IT Systems Operator

    Hello guys, I was just looking for a bit of information, I have recently completed selection with a B grade (my run wasn't the best but I made up for it in BARB/TST, Team Tasks, etc.), and I was wondering if anyone had information about the role in the Army Air Corp listed above, I was told by...
  33. Ed1039

    Training, Phase 1, ATR Winchester, 2016.

    Anyone have a date for phase 1 at ATR Winchester? I am on 4th Jan intake 2016