decisions,decisions.......dagger or Wings......

Goatman

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#1
For those fit young b3ggers who might have an interest:
Extract from 2005DIN06-082 - ALL ARMS COMMANDO COURSE
Full text at http://defenceintranet.diiweb.r.mil...B2-9540-4983-91EA-D6966DBA0907/0/DIN06082.pdf


All personnel attending the AACC must be capable of passing the tests listed below. These basic requirements will be checked during the first few days of the course. Students who do not pass will be RTU:

a. Royal Marines Basic Fitness Test. Wearing boots, CS95 trousers and a PT t-shirt all age groups must complete, in quick succession without rest:
five (overhand grip) pull-ups, chin to a horizontal bar;
50 sit-ups (knees bent, ankles held) in 2 minutes: and
a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes as part of a squad immediately followed by an 1.5 mile individual run in under 11.5 minutes, all on road.

Experience has shown that most of those who successfully complete the course are capable of less than 10.5 minutes for the individual run.

b. Weapon Handling Tests - 5.56mm Rifle A2. To “Skilled” standard, in accordance with Chapter 6 of Army Operational Shooting: Training the Battle Shot, 1996 (Army Code 71577).

c. Military Swimming Test. Wearing swimming costume, all age groups must be capable of completing the following tests continuously without touching the sides or the bottom of the pool:
jump into the pool from a height of 2m above the surface,
tread water unaided for 2 minutes and then
swim (any stroke,no time limit, unaided) 100 metres.

d. Progressive Shuttle Run (Bleep) Test. The National Coaching Foundation Progressive Shuttle Run Test for the prediction of maximum oxygen uptake is a shuttle run at increasing speed, dictated by a bleep signal. Wearing training shoes, CS95 trousers and a PT t-shirt all age groups must achieve Level 10.5.

e. 30ft Rope Climb. All age groups must be able to climb a 30ft rope in boots with PLCE weighing 15lbs/ 7kg. The ‘Scissor’ method is the standard practice at CTCRM.

f. Basic Combat Fitness Test. In accordance with Fit to Fight, Pamphlet 2, Test Protocols and Administrative Instructions. This is an eight mile (12.8 km) march carrying 25kg (to include weapon and ancillary items) in minimum time of 1hr 55mins; maximum time is not to exceed 2 hrs.

13. All candidates must have successfully completed the 30ft Rope Climb (as above) in the month preceding the start of the AACC.

14. All candidates must have successfully completed the following in the 3 months preceding the start of the AACC:
a. Royal Marines Basic Fitness Test. As above.
b. Weapon Handling Tests - 5.56mm Rifle A2. As above.
c. Military Swimming Test. As above.
d. Basic Combat Fitness Test. As above.
e. 4 mile (6.4 km) Run. To be completed in 35 minutes, wearing a PT t-shirt, CS95 trousers and boots.

15. Candidates are strongly advised to ensure that they are capable in basic map reading, navigation, .field craft skills and first aid. In particular students must be fully familiar with the prevention and first aid treatment of climatic
(heat and cold) injuries.

16. A significant common factor in those who have failed in the past has been poor preparation and, possibly, a lack of comprehension on the part of Officers Commanding regarding the associated physical demands. For students,
mental preparation and attitude and the ‘will’ to succeed are as important as physical .fitness and stamina.

17. Particular attention should be paid to improving upper body strength, rope climbing technique and ‘Bergan fitness’. An inability to climb a 30 foot rope carrying PLCE (21lbs) and ri.e, or to carry a bergan and PLCE weighing 69lbs plus rifle for distance at 3mph have historically been common reasons for failure. Students should aim to arrive fresh and uninjured.
Some people have been querying boot runs...seems the booties still require them.

Good luck people ;-)

Le Chevre (RM POC 1984 marginal)
 
#3
It isn't a case of dagger or wings. If you get dagger, then wings are a piece of sitting around at Brize! Of course if like some idiots, present correspondent included you do P Coy first, then you still have the joys of AACC to look forward to..chiz, chiz!
 

Goatman

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#5
Cuddles said:
It isn't a case of dagger or wings. If you get dagger, then wings are a piece of sitting around at Brize! Of course if like some idiots, present correspondent included you do P Coy first, then you still have the joys of AACC to look forward to..chiz, chiz!
...I always had you down as a juggling unicyclist cuds :lol:
 
#6
Re: Dagger or Wings - find out early on if there is a LSN / specific post for your CEG/Branch at 3 Cdo Bde. I was a month into a AACC specific trg programme - lots of boot runs and rope work, when I discovered that there was no opening for my CEG and was told that I couldn't go on the course to badge collect and therefore deny a place on the course to someone that would be posted to the Bde.

Excellent book, maybe worth reading is 'fighting fit' by Adrian Weale.
 
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