Just speaking to some of the recruits who went to catterick on the march intake. Now don't get me wrong they went through the same training as every infanteer before catterick but it turns out they were unprepared physically and mentally. 4 out of the 5 failed and the one that passed was a deffered pass. When I went to catterick I felt fully prepared and passed the course with no dramas and a good report. However the more recruits I speak to have jacked it in or not up to standard. More weekends should be added with more prep work for the course. Catterick is challenging and rewarding but when I did the course the 2 platoons started at 36-40 blokes and by the end we had 1 platoon of 24 and 1 of 20 and each had five or six fail even though they got through the 2 weeks. Surely this is a bad statistic.