Ok, have mentioned this before but... its been 7 months since I was attested, and bear in mind that I was been given the same Sh.ite when I was merely enquiring 9 months ago, and yet still none of the recruits in our unit has been given the vaguest idea of when we will be sent on our recruits weekend/basic training. Latest we heard was that one of the training units had closed down, and that everyone was now having to train at the one unit, and therefore a waiting list of sorts had built up. When dates are asked about, we're told "when we know, you'll know". Initially I thought, "ok, be patient", but come on, practically 9 months down the line and still not even the faintest idea?? What concerns me is that if this is the shape of things to come, am I going to have to have been in for 3-4 years before I even pass basic?? It almost seems as though this is a test to see who really wants to stick around, though I honestly wouldnt blame anyone for walking away at this stage and it doesnt really instill much faith for the future. In addition, training nights are divided between PT nights (which of course have their value), being told what we cant do until we've done basic, and maybe..MAYBE we are shown/taught something interesting, which is something of a rarety. I dont mean to go on, because it seems like the guys who have been there for a few years have obviously stuck around for a good reason and seem to enjoy what they do, but im really losing confidence in all this, and I'd be grateful if anyone can shed any light whatsoever. Thanks for reading. Methtical P.S should I accept and get used to the fact that I'm having to fill the same forms in over and over again for no obvious reason?