This was in reference to the RRR. ( dont want to go all army lingo on the young chap )wee_mark931 said:It depends on how far along you are in your training? if your not close to your recruits course then its not too strict at all. even on that course, the only failing criteria they impose on the PFT is the run, the cut off time for the 1.5miler could be done by my granny on her 12v scooter.
this was a general statement on fitness for a young man. however, these 'should' be the standards he should aspire to on his CMS(R). Dont want him thinking its a walk in the park now do we?wee_mark931 said:yep, age;18 - 30, its 44 press ups, 50 sit ups and 10min 30sec 1.5mile run.
however, if your not infantry, and dont quite manage those standards, then it wont be too much of a hinderance...you'll just get told to work on your fitness.
if your RLC and get amber grades, you wont fail.
Duke, bang on.The_Duke said:wee_mark,
eSeL credited him with intelligence, and therefore gave him the truth so that he knows what he needs to achieve.
You merely stated a load of old waffle and then tried to explain it all by coming over all "old chap" and "lad/young man" in a very patronising manner.
I could be all patronising to you now (young man, ink barely dry on your Commission, experience of youth etc) but that would be just too easy.
If you are going to advise people based on your huge experience, I would advise the following:
1. Treat them as the adults they are, do not patronise them.
2. Do them the courtesy of bothering to construct your post using correct English (particularly spelling and use of capital letters and punctuation).
3. Always tell them the truth, not half truths or downright lies. Bullshite is always found out and looks bad on the bullshitter. Part of the function of a leader is to tell people the truth, even if you think it will not be well received.
Thanks for help, is phase 1a the weekends, 1b the 2 week course, and 1c trade training? As im new to the TA i still havn't got all the acronyms under my belt yet, please explain RTU ATR CIC? I think CIC is combat infantry training?FFBox said:Yup! If you turn up unable to pass the RRR, we'll RTU you unless you have a doctors note stating that your'e fit to train, but as e-sel sys you must pass before you leave 1b training, so you have either 7w/es(Inf) or 4 (OA&S) to get up to standard or you won't progress to 1c (ATR/CIC)