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Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Adamk1976, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. Just asking, how is the 2 week course run and what is the breakdown? Any advice from those who have done it?
  2. Advice: Expect it to be a lot harder than the RTC and don't give up.
  3. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Someone with your previous experience has really nothing to worry about, as long as you're in reasonable shape. The schedule may vary, but essentially you'll be doing the following:

    Week 1
    Risk Reduction Run - It's only 1.5 miles in 13 mins to see if you are actually alive.
    Weapon Handling Test
    CFT (easy version)
    Battle Lessons & Exercises

    Week 2
    Bayonet Fighting
    Final Exercise
    CFT (harder version)
    Pass Out

    As I seem to remember we did the run and then straight into a WHT on the
    Saturday we got there. It was one big **** around for the first three to four days, really just to push you a bit (you'd be surprised how many actually jack early on). There was a fair bit of tabbing in the first week and some of it was fairly emotional, but it definitely won't kill you.

    The twoo things to make sure you're on top of are your Weapon Handling drills and your phys. Those two factors have been the cause of most of the RTUs over the last year.

    Good luck!
  4. Many thanks for the answers....
  5. Is the pass out a big afffair?