Anyone have their TA Selection "DAY" at Waterbeach, Cambridge?

#1
Got mine on the 8th of October, just wondering what to expect?
I've read up on various other days/weekends at other barracks and wondering if anyone had an accurate/personal lowdown of waterbeach?

Looking ok for the run, i've been hitting times in the low 10mins quite regularly. Once there was a 9.40... but lets just say an ambulance would have been nice at the end.

Upper body is the hard one, i've been pushing, and i've improved my 'bests' three fold in a few months.
Just a little bit nervous about that side of it. Still behind the 'regular' requirements
44 push ups in 2 minutes is an ask. I'll be lucky to hit 30

Heaves, i'm ok at... i think... ? 12? No? Yes?

Regards,
Ginge
 
#2
just to round this one off, for anyone that looks-

there was the 40kg jerry can 150m carry
power bag lifts to 1.5m 15-40kg
2x command tasks
ice breaker

none of which were pass fail

then the run, i was going in for a medic, so my cut off was 14:00... managed 9.58 so was laughing

Good day, good instructors, good group of recruits, most going for anglian infantry

57 recruits, 6 fails. 4x bad run times, 2x injuries

Getting attested and measured for kit tonight,
best of luck to anyone else joining
Ginge
 
#3
How long did it take you from 1st inquiry to getting attested? I am in east anglia and thinking of joining TA (embedded engineer by profession), but still researching what reg would be best for me.
 
#4
I be interested in time lines from your first contact as well?

Can i ask about ages of the recruits? I am thinking of applying, but as i am... cough late, LATE 30's, and its been 10 years, i am not sure what unit is best to apply for?

Looking to apply in the new year, and bang out training as quick as poss myself

Cheers

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Ex RFN 2RGJ
 
#5
What reg are planning to join ?
I be interested in time lines from your first contact as well?

Can i ask about ages of the recruits? I am thinking of applying, but as i am... cough late, LATE 30's, and its been 10 years, i am not sure what unit is best to apply for?

Looking to apply in the new year, and bang out training as quick as poss myself

Cheers

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Ex RFN 2RGJ
 
#6
Well thats what i am researching now...

Nearest rifles are milton kenes,,,fair drive from me.... Anglians are close and i think local TA is RMA's and Signals

Guess i need to find out who's actualy recruiting and what they are looking for first...

My question to myself is, would an Inf mob really want older applicants? Or should i apply myself to a trade, closer to work or my life experiences etc
 
#7
For all of your information, i was attested within 4 weeks of applying. But that is purely because i had already completed another application with another unit/arm. they just transferred it over

All you really need to do is get your RSD/Barb/Medical done and then the world is yours
If the dates are avaliable, i've seen it done in a matter of weeks from scratch
 

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