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I was due to attend the first weekend for the AI's course last weekend. I was involved in a car accident and was unable to attend. Is there any way that I would be able to attend the other 2 weekends or do I have to wait until the next set of weekends?
I assume you are talking about the AIC which all new intakes have to go on.
I would advise you to speak to your County HQ about this, the first weekend is usually about IDs & documentation, information about the ACF what we do, the training program and some initial training to get you started, like M&C, drill or similar.
If you already had military experience, you should be alright with most of the stuff except the Rifle bit which basically similar to the SA80 except the drill is different as there is no gas parts so you have to c0ck it everytime you fire, strip and assemble is different so on etc.
just have a word with them, explain what happened and best of luck.
The ITC is good fun if a little intense, lots of TPs and the field is the best part of it, we did an overnight recce of the enemy location and sprung an early dawn attack on the OTC while they were still in bed, its never been done before on other ITCs I believe, its usually a bit later and slightly more "civilised"
This was at Barrybudden, good training area and the neigbours had a rude awakening, when we sprung our attack he he he