Hello i have just registered on the site (sorry if i skipped the newbie forum) i have recently decided that becoming an army officer is something i feel i should give my best effort to, i come from a military family, my father was in the signals for 18 years, his brother was in the REME for a similar period, and my uncle (a colonel in the engineers) and their father was a Royal Marine. I feel that this board has the potential to help me in answering several questions about the pre-RCB briefing and the actual RCB itself, i am 21 years old and meet all the educational requirements for officer training and have arranged an appointment at my local Army Carrers Office (Liverpool) I am at the moment in heavy physical training going to my local gym 7 days a week and going out for a run every afternoon. (i apolgise if these questions have been asked before which i dare say they have been) I have several questions that i would like answers to regarding prepartion for both the pre-RCB briefing and the RCB itself. 1. What training is best for the RCB - i do alot of upper-body training and abdominal work but am slightly worried at the 10.2 level requirement on the "bleep" test, advice on best training to achieve this level of fitness would be appreciated. 2. Things to "show" the DS during the RCB and things that the DS regard as essential qualites. 3. How long from my inital contct with the Army Careers Office to an RCB date where i can be assessed. 4. Any tips training or otherwise to help me get through the briefing and RCB. Any replies will be greatly appreciated, i have waited to do this my whole life and feel that advice of others who been through or are knowledgable on the selection process will be very helpful indeed. Regards Aaron P.S I am interested in a commission in the Royal Signals since i have read alot about their IT/Comms work and that is what i have a background in through education.