Anyone else starting basic on the 22nd of Sept?

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  1. Anyone starting basic on the 22nd?
     
  2. glasgowchamp

    glasgowchamp Old-Salt

    WOW, why you waiting that long ? what you trade are you going in ?
     
  3. I know! passed selection on the 24th of april. Im joining the royal engineers as a carpenter and joiner.
     
  4. Jamie_Mayer

    Jamie_Mayer Clanker

    Same as me mate I passed on 1st April and im going in the RE as a C&J Start at bassingbourn 22/09.
    See you there buddy!
     
  5. mr.russell

    mr.russell Old-Salt

    22nd september!!
    And I thought my wait was a long time.

    Good luck anyways lads...
     
  6. TOONarmySOLDIER

    TOONarmySOLDIER Old-Salt

    Bloody hell, waiting that long must be a killer! I want to join RE as an Electrician, i suspect I might have to wait a while to start basic then...

    Anyone here had to wait a short time to start basic? If so what corps were you in?

    I suspect the more technical the job is the longer you have to wait?
     
  7. andyhud

    andyhud Old-Salt

    Im going in the royal artillery and i had to wait 4 weeks between selection and basic.

    The job im doing is special observer.
     
  8. DaPs

    DaPs Crow

    This cloud has a silver lining actually.

    I am not 100% fit yet, far from it. But as long as i train now, and goto selection in a few weeks, i can scrape the requirment. Then all i have to do is get even fitter between selection and basic, even if it is only 4 weeks!
     
  9. TOONarmySOLDIER

    TOONarmySOLDIER Old-Salt

    That's true, I am in the same boat.

    What are you going in as?
     
  10. DaPs

    DaPs Crow

    Para mate. I've got the BARB test this thursday and then i think you get a date for selection. As long as the date for selection is about 4-6 weeks away, i'll be more than fit enough to scrape the fitness requirments.
     
  11. hendo24

    hendo24 Swinger

    Hey im down for bassingbourn on the 22nd joining the RE (if this shading is through) as an electrician see you soon guys!! damn don`t know how im going to stay sane with such a long wait though!
     
  12. Jamie_Mayer

    Jamie_Mayer Clanker

    yeah the wait is a killer but as perviously said it gives you more time in wich to become fitter.
     
  13. hendo24

    hendo24 Swinger

    yea true guess i`m off to find a nice civi job to keep me going for now lol
     
  14. mcclurg

    mcclurg War Hero

    My mate is going infantry and still has to wait until the 22nd of September.
     
  15. Sc00by

    Sc00by Swinger

    jamie :D Ginger :D looks like us 3 are gonna be seeng a lot of each other where all going to same place on same day to be in same regiment and do same trade :D