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  1. J

    Is SAS survival secrets correct about level of training?

    In SAS survival secrets 'firearms' training it was said that 'in the regular units soldiers often do not fire more than a few rounds there entire career, however in the SAS they practice shooting daily' Is this true?
  2. J

    What skills can I learn in the intelligence corps?

    What life skills could I learn in the intelligence corps and which of these skills could I use in civil life?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. C

    Becoming an RGR officer

    On my mothers side of the family, all the men are millitary and the majority of them are in the Gurkhas(mainly Indian Gurkhas I think although i know one was in the signaporean). I want to carry on this tradition and join the Royal Gurkha Rifles. From what ive gathered from speaking to army...
  6. Lswaldron

    A week in the life of a reservist.

    Hi, I’m considering joining the reserves and was wondering how a week as a reservist might look. Can you only work on the weekends (if so, what’s the working hours)? Can you work in the week (if so what hours)? What do you do on the working day (different units may vary but a general guide...
  7. JL1778

    ITC berets.

    Good morning, I’m coming towards my drill test in the next couple of weeks and we are shaping our berets soon but my issued one is a pile of sh!t do we have to wear the issued ones or can we use ones from the PRI like the ammo and co ones with a smaller crown as my head is like a pin so the one...
  8. N

    HAC or 29 commando

    Torn about which job role to put down during phase one just awaiting a date at the moment for Intake to the royal artillery. I have read up on both 29 Cdo and honourable artillery company the surveillance patrol soldier is the role I want to take up Ino 148 are similar to the 4/73 my question is...
  9. F

    Parachute regiment training

    Hello, I am starting my parachute reg training at Catterick next year when I’m 17, I’m not much of an athlete I would appreciate some advice on how to get fit and ready for the training or a workout plan so I have a good chance of passing, thank you.
  10. A

    Maj. Sam McGrath’s Para Fitness book

    Hi all, So I’m hoping to join the Paras and am pretty much fit enough to do so. (1.2 mile time is 7:30). I’ve been reading Major Sam McGrath’s book called ‘Para Fitness’ as naturally I want to brush up on all aspects before I start, such as strength endurance. However, I was surprised to read...
  11. N

    2020 phase one what to take to make life easier

    Off to intake in April just wondering if anyone has suggestions on things to take to make life a bit easier
  12. J

    I have just under 6 weeks to prepare for my assessment

    Provided i pass i aim to go on and train to be a paratrooper i was hoping someone would be able to point me in the right direction for me to follow i haven't done as much training as id like and hope i can make up for it within these 6 weeks i have recorded a 1.2 mile run on a treadmill at 7.47...
  13. H

    Choosing Training Date ?

    Hi, I plan on joining the British Army or doing my Phase 1 training after I finish my current apprenticeship in engineering. It’s important for me to come out of this job and into a secured salary as I have bills that need to be paid every month. I plan on finishing my apprenticeship in July...
  14. U

    Paras vs Rifles

    Hi there. Trying to decide weather to go paras or rifles. If the training is similar for the most part besides p company ill probably go for paras. Im under the impression training from day 1 with the paras is a a lot harder than normal infantry regiments such as rifles. Mentally Id like to...
  15. untallguy

    Infantry Combat – The Rifle Platoon

    Infantry Combat – The Rifle Platoon by John F. Antal is designed to support the training of officers and NCOs in small-unit tactics and leadership. The author is a retired US Army combat arms officer with a wide range of experience and has written a scenario where the reader is a US infantry...
  16. A

    Glencorse

    Hi! Just wondering if anyone else is heading to Glencorse on 16th October? for the dates 16th/17th/18th. Also if any females have been recently and could give me any tips? Lots of useful threads but just a more up to date referesher! Thanks AJS
  17. TAZ2

    WHO'S OFF TO GLENCORSE FOR ASSESSMENT CENTRE???

    Well... Just a quick one to find out who else will be going to glencorse?? And what should I expect from staff? Shinyyy Taz
  18. 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...
  19. R

    Comms Engineer / Signals Phase 2 start dates

    Can anyone provide info on phase 2 training start dates? My application is in the works but i have yet to complete by assessments or begin phase 1 training which alone takes 15 weeks i believe. Assuming my 36 week comms engineer course starts in September like most academic courses, I am...
  20. R

    Keyboard warrior upsets the Brass

    I searched but could not find a link... Soldier charged after 'going rogue' during computer game on virtual battlefield Three weeks of gaming - I could just wish for at the moment but apparently, the Brass don't like it when someone returns a result on their training scenarios based around...
  21. S

    A few general questions.......

    Hi there first of all please only general helpful answers, up for a bit of banter but right now looking for help. Im 19 (on sun) and looking to apply to RMP (again no hate just helpful answers) - i'm currently a manager in a betting shop and have been in a solid relationship for 4 years...
  22. Bras19

    Reserve fitness?

    So I am going to join reserves, but I am waiting to get my weight down first, as worried they will say no ect. However, my friend who is around 13.5stone (not much muscle) (works on cardio 2x a week) applied, got through tests ect and meetings and passed all that. (I’m 5ft2, 12.5st, good...
  23. Q

    How long until fully trained and potentially deployable?

    Hello Everyone, I'm In the process of applying for the Army Reserve - meeting the unit i want to join next week (intelligence) and have an appointment with the GP to fill out/send off the medical forms booked in. I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, but if everything goes well and i get...
  24. M

    RAF Nurse Questions

    So I'm a 3rd year Male Nursing student and will most likely be joining the RAF when completing my degree. I just wanted to ask some questions if there are any serving or former RAF nurses. -Is there any choice upon completing your phase 2 training of what specialist area you go into? ( for...
  25. MRHQ Team

    Jobs for Ex-Military

    If you are looking for jobs or training opportunities then take a look at the MRHQ platform. Specifically for ex-military & FREE to signup. You can talk directly to 300+ companies as a message to their recruitment team Companies are able to find you through location and your job preference...
  26. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Looking to use your ELC's in 2019

    We know that choosing the right training and gaining well-targeted qualifications are essential elements in preparing you for success in your new career in the civilian workplace. As well as enabling you to explore your own interests and ambitions, doing so will give you the confidence and...
  27. MRHQ Team

    Increasing Ex-Military employment - Service leavers & Veterans

    If you are leaving the forces and are in your resettlement phase with a few months to go or have been out for 10+ years, you can use the platform as well, it is prime time to start planning your exit from the military once you have been signed off from your RCMO. Get ahead of the game and take a...
  28. MRHQ Team

    Resettlement for Service Leavers & Veterans

    If you are in your resettlement phase or have been out of the Tri-Services for a while, the Military Resettlement Headquarters is providing jobs & training opportunities those with service number. MRHQ is revolutionising Tri-Service Military resettlement; providing transparency, restoring...
  29. M

    Standard learning credits - which courses have you used them for?

    Just a quick post to ask what courses people would recommend doing using their Standard Learning Credits? Cheers
  30. JNM

    Quick training HIIT help

    I’m Going to the assessment centre in 2-8 weeks and I’m planning on doing more HIIT to boost my fitness and shave hopefully a minute or two off my run time depending on the assessment date, wondering if the following would be a good schedule. Morning and evening sessions Day 1 - 1 session...
  31. B

    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...
  32. M

    Sandhurst straight after A-Level

    For anyone who has replied to my other questions you will know this is something I am weighing up. Does anyone have tips, tricks, warnings and the like that you would give to me if I were to decide to begin my officer training straight after A Level instead of post-degree /...
  33. K

    Dog Handler Recruitment Questions

    Hi everyone, I'm in my last year of college (doing A-levels) and I think I might be interested in an army career. I'm planning on taking a gap year to decide if this is definitely the right choice, but in the meantime, I can't find much on the British Army website about a career as a dog handler...
  34. J

    Joining the AGC as a Royal Military Police Officer (Is it a good job?)

    I’m currently looking to become an Officer in the Army (I’m 16 atm) more specifically, to join the AGC as a RMP Officer. I’ve always loved the idea of the Army and the Police and when I found out about the RMP, I thought it was a dream job. I could earn great qualifications and a myriad of...
  35. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Level 4 Master Personal Trainer Course

    Discovery Learning is an established Fitness Training Provider delivering exceptional fitness and nutrition courses. All of our courses are recognised and accredited in the fitness industry, and will allow you to work as a qualified Fitness Instructor in the UK or internationally. To find out...
  36. 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
  37. T

    Rifles- Catterick- November 2017

    I'm just wondering how many people on here are going to Catterick on the 12th November. Just got my date through.
  38. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Everything ELC

    Check out the ELC training courses - goo.gl/Nz1exE
  39. WelshWonder

    Protein shakes whilst training?

    Good evening, I start Phase 1 training in a few weeks time and was wondering weather protein shakes are allowed at ITC Catterick? I started drinking them a month or so ago to help with my recovery after exercise sessions, which have become more frequent and intense in the lead up to my start...
  40. S

    Improve Upper Body Strength

    I recently got my feedback from my scholarship selection and my upper body strength is worrying. What is the best way to improve it? What can i do that is relevant to military training? And what are good exercises/ways to improve that will prepare me for military training. Regards,
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