Well it's official that it's going to be a 14 week basic CIC with 2 months pre-deployment training. I got a phone call earlier asking if "I'd like to complete an 'over the phone questionnaire'". They asked me a load of questions about why I want to join the Army, and did I have my starting dates for the CIC, and what I thought of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts etc. And then came questions about my fitness etc, and then they asked what I thought about the idea of training being cut in half, bla bla bla. And then came: "Would you like us to put your name forward for the intensive but shorter basic training?"