Alright fellas, I'm due to go on Autumn Challenge next month. Apparently it's a 9 day course which covers CMS(R)TA phase 1. I haven't done basic training since 1985, so I was wondering if much has changed ? (ie: lockers upended, mess-tin order, ironing kit dry at 4am etc). Also, is it worth taking kit that isn't issued, but perhaps expected (housewife, survival tin, model kit, maglite ect, ect) or just turn up with issued gear ? In '85 we had to buy housewife ect off the section commanders (at greatly inflated prices !) Also, does anyone know what amount of fitness is done on these challenges ? My fitness isn't too bad, but there's always room for improvement. Do I need to get in some green PT,Boots/Bergan ect ? I'm expecting a hard 9 days with little sleep/time off, but hopefully this time round i won't get butted with a tin hat & tw*tted with a pace stick, so it's all good. Cheers.