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ATR Winchester just passed out

#1
well that was the best 14 weeks of my life while i think back to it all....
at times i dint enjoy it but now i look back it was wicked

passed out today along with my troop in 4 troop and those in 3 troop
family are all proud and loved the parade most of all am proud of myself for sticking as i did have times that i wanted to quit...

to those thinking of joining or training go for it dont let anything or anyone get in your way as those 14 weeks will be the best weeks in your life

want to say my thanks to 4 troop staff no names but they know who they are.....

now my next stage is phase 2 at bovington.....and i start there on the 18th of november

so anyone that needs any info on atr winchester then give me a shout and ill try helping you out

goodluck to those that go winchester soon
 
#7
Well done fella and good luck with your phase 2!

I'll be heading down to Winchester in February myself. Any handy pointers?
 
#10
Well done, mate. I remember you posting you'd even started and now you've passed out. Good luck at Bovvy, I'm back there at the moment on my D&M course (I'm a returning phase 3 gunner). It's changed quite a bit in the few months since I was there in June. They've moved all the recruits down to Stanley barracks whilst they do whatever work they are supposed to be doing to the old Sandhurst block. And now there are these junior rank type things, so you've got all these recruit Lance Corporals walking about.

Anyway, enjoy Bovvy, I did and still am.
 
#11
i think the worse week i ever had at winchester was on week 8 and thats half way execise lol.....trust me if hurts and the weather will get to you for the first time plus the 2 mile tab in and out and getting bugged out at silly hours in the morning......but after christmas i hear that winchester is only taking 16 year olds on there is that true??

my trade will either be gunner or driver.....think i most want to be a driver but we will see what happens once am there
 
#13
ATR Winchester is going to be the Junior ATR (16yrs). Pirbright will be the main ATR along with Lichfield. Bassingbourn is turning into a Depot. think there are plans for an all female ATR as well.
 
#16
Eh, I've not heard anything about them only taking 16 year olds. I'm going down there for basic in Feb for tankies and I'm 18.

Wonder whats going on.
 
#18
blobmeister said:
ATR Winchester is going to be the Junior ATR (16yrs). Pirbright will be the main ATR along with Lichfield. Bassingbourn is turning into a Depot. think there are plans for an all female ATR as well.
So will Harrogate still be the AFC and Winchester take over the role of ADC from Bassingbourn :? .

I cant understand all this moving about from ATFC Arborfield closing its doors three years ago, it seems a lot of wasted money on very good training establishments moving around. :roll:
 
#19
Well Killer, you and I have never seen eye to eye.

And like old_gregg, contrary to my own opinions you made and congratulations! :thumright: I stand corrected.

chillpill: Won't be joining you anymore mate, had an emergency apendesectomy and I'm out for a while now - possibly Sep 08 my Senior Recruiter says.
 

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