Well, just to let some of you know who took particular interest in my questions previous to starting basic and asked me to let them know how I am getting on...I am now half way through (at home on my 6 week stage) F**k me I shat myself on the drill square last Thursday, had some real mean battle hardened RSM inspect me, loved shoving his pace stick into me everytime he found a thread which I swear wasn't there when I walked onto the square, luckily I got my questions right. Live firing been going well, I scored all 4's apart from 2 rounds fired from 200m and 1 round from 300m, getting more confident now. I have learnt 1. never to take a short cut accross the square at night on route to the NAAFI!, 2. make sure PT kit is always ironed! 3. Show parade...need I say more! 4. never make eye contact with W.O's who will accuse you of eye-balling them!!!! My section commander is a complete headcase and has a thing for marking time. I shall be on exercise when I get back for 3 nights, still a long way to go, much to learn, but f**k me, beats stacking shelves, starting to understand the whole army thing now and what its all about. All advice given came in handy, cheers.