Going to Catterick, a few last-minute questions...

#1
So I'm glad to say I made it through ADSC, got enlistment out of the way this week, and I've bought everything on the lists (I've been given two, sometimes lists of what to bring to ITC), I just have three little questions left:

What attire would be advisable to turn up to Darlington in? I have a suit as well as an assortment of other "smart civlian clothing", however on the videos I've seen they showed recruits turning up in hoodies, would I be right in guessing a professional look would be better?

Also the joining instructions say I should have an "appropriate Military hair-cut", does this mean I should get the buzz-cut before I turn up or do they simply mean a sensible hair-cut?

Now, I know I'm asking for it with this one, but I'm begging for merciful replies: I have both speedo-type swimwear and a pair of board-shorts (its an Australian thing), I'll be taking both since I have nowhere to leave my other civvie gear (the Recruiters said this should be fine given my circumstances), which would be more appropriate to wear when we actually do swimming exercises? Please go easy on me here.

I'm sure these are only minor details however I'm hoping to avoid looking like a mong as much as possible (I'm sure its inevitable to some degree), any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I like to say thanks for all the advice I've been given on this site over the last year, I look forward to being able to take up the baton and help out the newbies in good time.
Cheers.
 
#2
Just wear normal smart clothes, NOT A SUITE. As you have to wear the clothes until your issued uniform.

Wear speedos if you want mate, but nowa days its kind of what looks good and speedos is what granddads wear.(Sorry grandads) LOL

As for your hair mate, just short back and sides (Grade 1) and quite short on top, but you dont have to go bald.
 
#4
Ok well I have an alternative to speedos packed so I've got all my bases covered. Unfortunately no I can't satisfy requests for semi-nude photos since I've never actually worn the damn things, I bought them as a just-in-case solution back in Australia. Cheers guys, I think my present hair-cut should be fine since its already quite short and neat, although I'm expecting some stick over the colour...
 
#7
Mr.Brown said:
Ok well I have an alternative to speedos packed so I've got all my bases covered. Unfortunately no I can't satisfy requests for semi-nude photos since I've never actually worn the damn things, I bought them as a just-in-case solution back in Australia. Cheers guys, I think my present hair-cut should be fine since its already quite short and neat, although I'm expecting some stick over the colour...[/]quote]

Mate, if your hair is colored, you will have to shave it all off.
 
#12
Solution wear the speedos it will take attention away from the ginger. I mean wear the speedos all the time not just swimming
 
#13
andyhud said:
Just wear normal smart clothes, NOT A SUITE. As you have to wear the clothes until your issued uniform.

Wear speedos if you want mate, but nowa days its kind of what looks good and speedos is what granddads wear.(Sorry grandads) LOL

As for your hair mate, just short back and sides (Grade 1) and quite short on top, but you dont have to go bald.

Good advice. You'd look a right cnut tipping up day one, week one wearing a sofa and a couple of arm chairs. :roll:
 
#15
Aussie, speedos, gin gerrr and dyslexia well i now where he is going mover Flash you have a new copilot.
 
#16
IF I WAS A GINGER I HONESTLY WUDNT TAKE PRIDE IN MY HAIR WIV THE AMOUNT OV STICK THEY GET I WUD JUST GO AND BUY MYSELF MY OWN HAIR CUTTERS AND KEEP IT SHORT AS POSSIBLE AT ALL TIMES AND GET THE OLD MAC 3 OUT OV RETIERMENT LOL
 
#17
glasgowchamp said:
IF I WAS A GINGER I HONESTLY WUDNT TAKE PRIDE IN MY HAIR WIV THE AMOUNT OV STICK THEY GET I WUD JUST GO AND BUY MYSELF MY OWN HAIR CUTTERS AND KEEP IT SHORT AS POSSIBLE AT ALL TIMES AND GET THE OLD MAC 3 OUT OV RETIERMENT LOL
The match is over, Manchester Police have all gone home, time to put the Bucky away and sober up before you go to Winchester in July.
 
#18
cbgramc said:
The match is over, Manchester Police have all gone home, time to put the Bucky away and sober up before you go to Winchester in July.
I hav soberd up and hope we get the treble now lol and am ready for what Winchester brings.
 
#20
cbgramc said:
Solution wear the speedos it will take attention away from the ginger. I mean wear the speedos all the time not just swimming
The speedos are black so I guess they'd be ok for hiding at night, although I'd have to do some serious tanning between now and tomorrow morning.

Anyway cheers again guys, I won't let you down.
 
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