i was told pirbright?

#1
Im going to start basic training on the 26th of May, as some of you probably read.

I thought i was going to Lichfield because thats what the books you get given, the armyjobs website and my job description form said.
My letter said i start at Pirbright, an so did the a.f.c.o said, even though im joining the royal engineers.

I looked around the net an found out that Lichfield was closing in April, someone in another topic asked me why i was going to pirbright "Royal engineers train at Lichfield"

So could one of the higher member's in the "know" clarify that Lichfield is closing down and the R.E's are being sent to Pirbright.

Just to clear my mind of doubt if not i will just phone the a.f.c.o
 
#3
johnboy1990 said:
Im going to start basic training on the 26th of May, as some of you probably read.

I thought i was going to Lichfield because thats what the books you get given, the armyjobs website and my job description form said.
My letter said i start at Pirbright, an so did the a.f.c.o said, even though im joining the royal engineers.

I looked around the net an found out that Lichfield was closing in April, someone in another topic asked me why i was going to pirbright "Royal engineers train at Lichfield"

So could one of the higher member's in the "know" clarify that Lichfield is closing down and the R.E's are being sent to Pirbright.

Just to clear my mind of doubt if not i will just phone the a.f.c.o
You have a choice; do you believe the official letter and your AFCO, or do you believe an anonymous contributor to an unofficial website?

Hint: the official letter carries a degree of weight to it!

Litotes

PS; Enjoy your training at PIRBRIGHT!
 
#4
As a matelot i've stayed there several times(pre-bisley training) and i can say that i hope your accomodation is better than the fcuking shithole i was in...!You'll need a shower AFTER you've had a shower!!! 8O

Character building stuff. I mean,where else do you get cockroaches crawling over and rats living under your bed.

But don't let me put you off, i'm, or was, just a landlocked sailor.You army types will probably be laughing your co.cks off as they only give transit accom to the matelots! :wink:

GH
 
#5
sounds 5 star to me.

Im from a town where trolleys and baby prams are the same thing and 10 year olds are raping 12 year olds, so a few cockroaches crawing over rats sounds pretty casual.
 
#6
Litotes said:
johnboy1990 said:
Im going to start basic training on the 26th of May, as some of you probably read.

I thought i was going to Lichfield because thats what the books you get given, the armyjobs website and my job description form said.
My letter said i start at Pirbright, an so did the a.f.c.o said, even though im joining the royal engineers.

I looked around the net an found out that Lichfield was closing in April, someone in another topic asked me why i was going to pirbright "Royal engineers train at Lichfield"

So could one of the higher member's in the "know" clarify that Lichfield is closing down and the R.E's are being sent to Pirbright.

Just to clear my mind of doubt if not i will just phone the a.f.c.o
You have a choice; do you believe the official letter and your AFCO, or do you believe an anonymous contributor to an unofficial website?

Hint: the official letter carries a degree of weight to it!

Litotes

PS; Enjoy your training at PIRBRIGHT!
Very sensible advice tonight Litotes, you mean to say that all an applicant needs to do is listen to what his Recruiting Sergeant has told him, do what it says on the Joining Instructions tells him and go to the train station the train warrant has written on it and all will be fine :wink:

On the other hand listen to someone who's heard from his dead aunts dog that its sisters owner who has never been in the Army told them something completely different.

Decisions, Decisions
 
#7
im liking the funny jokes, but i did listen to the afco. But if you check the army jobs website, and the job description brief (which the afco give you) it sayd Lichfield.
All i really asked was, is Lichfield closing down?
 
#10
hey,

i just finished ADSC at Lichfield (17-18 Feb) and the major there told us when we were finished that there was going to be a change around in April and that all the REME, RLC's and RCS' were going to be trained at Pirbright.

Then the JE's were being moved to Lichfield and Bassingbourne would be taking on other adult trainees. It was on that basis that as i will be joining the signal's i was going to be going to Lichfield but as i am not joining till May i have received joining instructions for Pirbright.

I'm just happy they will be keeping the female recruits at Pirbright. 14 weeks without booze will be hard enough at least there will be women there.

Hope that clears things up.
 
#11
Partly right, JE's are going to Winchester from Bassingbourne (ADC) and not Lichfield, adults are going back to Bassingbourne and the Medical side of life is going to Lichfield ;)

An ATR is an ATR, its all the same syllabus, its just the size of the hills that are conveniently close by that differ, Pirbright has access to some nice ones :D
 
#12
yeah my mate used to live round there and says there are quite a few real nasty ones. am right looking forward to exploring their many contours
 
#13
I'm just happy they will be keeping the female recruits at Pirbright!!!!!

Ha ha your hoping, they are very strict on mixing, the only place you mix is the WRVS then you got some noc going round making sure you aint even looking at each other. so funny
 
#17
ATR Lichfield is no more - they are now Regiment 2 (ATR Lichfield) at Pirbright.

There is (or will be soon) an ATR HQ Regiment, Regiment 1 (ATR Pirbright as was) and Regiment 2 (ATR Lichfield as was).

So you report to ATR Lichfield, now located at Pirbright.

Confused? Try working here! Who is my boss? Who do we train now?
 
#18
hi all.
ive got my interview wednesday and my recruiter said i only have this interview then i go to adsc could anyone tell me how long i will have to wait after interview for my adsc date. thanks in advance.help.
 
#19
hi all.
ive got my interview wednesday and my recruiter said i only have this interview then i go to adsc could anyone tell me how long i will have to wait after interview for my adsc date. thanks in advance.please help!!!!!!!!
 
#20
wtf has that got to do with Pirbright? :D

more importantly why ask something on here that realistically only your recruiter would be able to give you a definitive answer on, bearing in mind it's the recruiter that is running your application, they know what the timescales are for their office when dealing with ADSC's etc


Seriously as a recruiter myself i am amazed at some of the questions being asked on this forum, most if not all tend to suggest that either people arent being told what the process is, arent listening to what they are being told or a combination of the both.

Either way if you have a question you want to know an answer on that directly affects 'your' application the only person that is going to know the definitive answer is your recruiter ;)

That might sound like a rant Booch but you posted this same question in here twice and even in another thread, get on the phone to Southend (i am sure i read your going through the AFCO there) as they dont tell lies you know ;) :D
 

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