I'm sorry for my ignorance but what is the standard for MATT level one? I'm a Royal Marine so things are different for us but I am ex Army and I just can't remember the fitness standards. I was also interested to see if this differed for the TA
If you're a bootneck, why are you asking about Army fitness standards for deployment? Your's are likely to be somewhat tougher, given that you don't have useless aged REMFs like me polluting your deployables pool?
On the other hand, if you've got a specific person in mind, she ought to be able to get to the Armynet link on her service number (assuming she isn't an RMR bandy, in which case I've no idea)?
What time are women required to get on the 1.5 mile run?
13mins for the kids, 18 for grannies. I'm beginning to think you've got some harmony issues?
BTW - the only difference for the TA was that we used to do less distance (in less time) on what was the CFT and is now the AFT - this is being brought to a common standard but they're taking a few years about it so as not to kill all of us fat knackers.
I guess I should briefly explain my interest. I am a bootneck and I got injured on Herrick 5. I've battled hard with rehab and am finally making progress however I'm not at a standard to be classed as fully fit in bootneck standards. As a result I've been told that I can't deploy even in a 'non-combat' role to support my unit in a FOB for example. The reason they give is that the FOB might get over run!! I find that ridiculous and knowing that many army ranks, male and female, from all different cap badges can serve in the FOB's I'm trying to find out the fitness standard they have to achieve to do that.
I've been to Headley court and out performed all my course mates on a number of occasions and I can easily pass the army 1.5 mile run. I'm hoping to build up enough supporting evidence to appeal the decision about me not being able to deploy, hence my query here but also it's through personal frustration that after 3 years of recovery I'm still being held back when really I'm physically more capable than other people who deploy.
Anyway rant over. If any one can come back with specifics of times and weight etc then it would be great.
Mate - go through channels. Ask for a loan copy of the Army MATT2 pamphlet - the PTIs should have one (although theirs will have big letters, more pictures, and a mirror every chapter). We're not going to (or, at least, shouldn't) cut'n'paste large chunks of "do not distribute outside HMG service" documentation. However good your case is, it winds the MODs and the COs up, 'cause they get the flack for it.
RM standards will be different to Army ones - but I appreciate you want to get back to work. You might want to have a word with the BAFF people? Have a look at the BAFF site and you might consider PMing "hackle" who is the BAFF Chairman?
Thanks again. I'll check out the BAFF site. I fully appreciate that standards are different between the different services and for different roles. I have accepted that my deployment opportunities are limited until fully fit but my annoyance is that I am being prevented from operating in an environment such as a FOB where many people operate despite the different physical standards and for the reason to be "what if the place gets over run?" I actually find quite insulting. I served in the army before transferring to the marines and I worked alongside many people with quite poor physical standards and they were allowed to deploy.
I may be fighting a losing battle but I want to do all I can to get myself back out with the lads.
We're not going to (or, at least, shouldn't) cut'n'paste large chunks of "do not distribute outside HMG service" documentation. However good your case is, it winds the MODs and the COs up, 'cause they get the flack for it.
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