I did mine in August at litchfield where they had a board with bullet points for you to work through, but basically if they don't where you are going it was just the obvious...
Who you are
Who you want to join
Why you want to join
Most memorable experience.
and possibly a few others that I can't remember, you didn't have to cover every one - well i didn't- just keep talking clearly and with confidence.
Not hard - just a case of speaking clearly and confidently so practice in front of your family if it helps and try to cut down on the erm's and er's.
(unless this this isn't the selection centre you're talking about in which case good luck with that instead)
ATR Winchester, hopefully in April or failing that the next intake after that for me is September. So fingers crossed for April but knowing my luck they're filled up already - Oh well at least I can't say I haven't had time to prepare, I'll be outrunning the training team at this rate - though that might not be a great idea.
How about you Harvo - where you going and how soon?
yeah ice breaker is a laugh, the questions i had to answer was....
where im from
any family in the armed forces
chosen capbadge and why
what preperations i have made for selection
what my ambition in life is
most memorable moment
its real easy just dont look nervous.....
basically what my recruiting officer told me was if you make it through the first day youve basically passed, one thing i would say is dont be nervous in your medical as it can give effects of a heart murmor which means a 3 month differal,
when you get up to give your talk, turn around and use your Arrse, spreading the cheeks nicely so they face the sergeant/corporal etc and speak...ala ace ventura...they may even be tempted to beast you even though its just selection.
still the nco's will have a nice Rusty Sheriffs badge to look at before the Provo Sgt Rips you a new one!
Do not try to be funny: Save the lame jokes for the pub
When ever I went for selection we all had to start of with a joke which I streched out for about 3 mins but then still had to do a few more about myself despite it being a very funny joke. I supose the joke was to break the ice for the ice breaker not that I needed it i've been talking for 18 years I like to think i've got quite good at it.
Ex Icebreaker is the first time you will stay out. It is in week one, and completely non tactical. There will be a camp fire and container meals. During the time out all the DS will get up and do a quick talk on what they have done and then the recruits will do the same. This will last no longer than 5 mins. Then in the morning, you will walk back to camp (2 min walk) and get showered and changed.