cmsr litchfeild

#1
hi guys just wondering if anyone can say what litchfeild is like, i have my 2 week recruit training there coming up,im a mature recruit in age, any tips to get me through alive, many thanks and regards
 
#2
Work on your fitness Mate, that has got to be a big help. Speaking as an old bugger myself, there's nothing like being able to give the youngsters a run for their money.

Try and get some tips on polishing boots and sorting kit, and make sure your sense of humour is fully charged.

Then just enjoy!
 
#3
cheers 4th_of_foot, yes i suppose fitness is a must. whats the situation on kit inspection and do you still have to have it laid out on your bed. never had to on phase 1a and 1b, any tips on that would be great. also what sought of rest time do you get as training 15 hours a day for 14 days at my age will zap my batteries lol. im sure we would not train for that time every day.
 
#4
enjoy running up steep hills with trees

also theyll make you crawl through nettle bushes

stings the gonads to say the least
 
#5
Watch out for the travelator :)
And don't ever try and avoid nettles or thistles, just jump right in there, you don't want to miss that bit of building your character!
 
#6
lol on a serious note guys what should i take to make life alot easier.

is there any laundry facilitys?

whats the food like, is it payd?

whats the training staff like?

whats the accomadation like?

will i live lol ?
 
#7
section10 said:
lol on a serious note guys what should i take to make life alot easier.

is there any laundry facilitys?

whats the food like, is it payd?

whats the training staff like?

whats the accomadation like?

will i live lol ?
i would like to know this too as im off for my 2 week CMSR 2moro aswell...when you going section? im mature aswell (well according to my age haha, 26)
 
#8
hi mennox

i go on the 8th to litchfeild, well if your the mature age at 26 im a fossal at 34, look for me at the back of the cft lol.

you will have to let me know if thats were you going at same time and i will have to look out for you. let me know if you any tips on going mate
 
#9
yep im going then too :D

Dont worry about being at back of CFT mate, ill be there with ya haha

Listen out for someone called Festa (nickname), thats me :) oh and im the short guy too haha, so just gimme a heads up when we are there.

From the joining instructions ive read, we are 'free feeders' so dont have to pay for meals unless we want additional items.

Other then that mate, dont know much myself other then go there with the attitude of passing :)
 
#10
oh thats good at least i will know someone there,

FUNNY IM SHORT TOO LOL.

feeling a little low about going but im sure it will pass,

was wondering why they call you festa, sounds a bit cheesy if you know what i mean lol :)

just hope you will be in my section then, im taking a kettle so i can have tea in the morning before fitness, dont think they deliver newspapers lol keep intouch mate
 
#11
haha dont think missus will be too happy if i took the kettle aswell lol, she already not happy with me going...plus its gonna be hard for my kids too, but im trying to stay positive lol.

well i have a baldy head, and got told i look like Uncle Festa haha....name sticks but its cool

im heading there 2moro night? how about u?
 
#12
dont worry mate my missus feels same, daughters upset, keeps crying at night time asking me to not go, hard choice mate, if i get treated like a muppet it might just be enough to rtu, family come first mate.

some reason im going early sat am, only one going from my unit (RE)

my running fitness not too bad, just enough to out run the local hoody gangs in my town lol

just hope training team not anti ta or we can kiss our ass goodbye lol
 

jmj

Old-Salt
#13
This info dates from 2003.. but..

section10 said:
lol on a serious note guys what should i take to make life alot easier.
Small radio, decent iron.

section10 said:
is there any laundry facilitys?
Yes, put your washing in, pick it up next day. Excellent.

section10 said:
whats the food like, is it payd?
Food was standard army rubbish, edible. Not that we has much time to eat it.

section10 said:
whats the training staff like?
They change regularly, so no idea. Mine were fine.

section10 said:
whats the accomadation like?
We were in 10 man rooms, no bunks. Nothing flash, but comfortable enough.
You'll be fine.. Keep a sense of humour and pay attention to what you're being taught. Good luck.
 
#15
section10 said:
if i get treated like a muppet it might just be enough to rtu,
Well, they probably won't treat you like a visiting professor...

msr
 
#16
section10 said:
lol on a serious note guys what should i take to make life alot easier.

is there any laundry facilitys?

whats the food like, is it payd?

whats the training staff like?

whats the accomadation like?

will i live lol ?
not sure about PAYD - it wasnt around when i did it.

laundry is fine, bung it in bags and drop it off - pick it up the next day.

the training staff are a bit arsey - mine were

accommodation is pretty good, seen a lot worse, at least the showers are hot

aye youll live, but as the bloke said, watch out for the travelator, at the end of your CFT the last thing you want to do is sprint up and down a steep bank around trees.

we got out once for the 2 weeks
 
#17
i have been, training team treat you probably better than the reg recruits. Many occasions we were reffered to as adults, not children which some often referred to of our regular counterparts.

Understandable as alot of the reg recruits were about 18......we were all in our mid 20's to 30's....
 
#19
Food in Litchfield is fine....... if you like pasta bake. If not, tough.
Just remember that CMSR is BASIC training so stay motivated if you get bored. THe best bit will be in a years time when you get mobilised to go and play in the sand....
 
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