Thanks- very useful.Hi guys
I have a fresh update on this, it may help someone. So after a LONG time of sorting things and appealing I am on the right path. I am on BAC in November and Hills in Jan. Had a pal attend the last BAC. He gave me the breakdown which I will share here. SAS (R) candidates no longer complete Selection Induction Weekend (SIW) and go directly to the BAC at H with the regular hopefuls. BAC was as below and this was my friends tips:
Admin + briefs and Nav test.
Learn time, speed, distance triangle.
Learn your time for set distances i.e 100m, 500m 1km
Get good at GMA, this will throw you out if not on point.
Day 2 (first 3 are directly after each other)
8 miler 25kg 1 hour 50 min
2 miler 15kg as fast as pos
1.5 mile in boots as fast as possible.
(10m entry, get out the pool and put on webbing and weapon, 3m entry, tread water 9 mins, swim 4 laps of the pool, pass kit and weapon out of the pool without touching the sides. Climb out and move to another lane. 10 lengths best effort get out move to next lane and retrieve a brick from the bottom and swim a length underwater. You can fail one part of the swim test and get an Amber. If you don’t jump on 10m entry you stand up fail.)
24km DS lead March 25kg over black mountains.
28km best effort chasing DS at 4kph
If you pass then you will join hill phase. This is 3 weeks (4 weeks of needed to isolate for a week due to Covid etc). 3km/h pace however most of the reserve guys are at the regular 4km/h pace.
Pass hills and you have a week off before mobilising for 6 months. In the 6 months you will complete SOPTAC (SOP’s and Tactics phase) this culminates in Resistance to Interrogation. If you pass you’re then badged and immediately go through your SF jumps course, HGV, Medic, SERE, SF Comms/signals course and much more. On completion of all of this you’re a deployable Blade .
Hope that helps. Wish me luck
How has your training looked in terms of build up to this point?