ITC Catterick Chat and Queries

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by ryman2010, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. ryman2010

    ryman2010 Swinger

    Welcome to the new ITC chat thread, the latest archive can be found here. Thanks Disco

    In some paperwork I got from AFCO it says I will be required to do a fitness assesment before I am allowed to start my training at Catterick. Anybody know the requirements or and what happens if you dont meet the requirements? cheers
     
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  2. Unfolded

    Unfolded Old-Salt

    I start at catterick sunday next week. Is there actually any point getting a haircut before you go? I'd rather save 20 quid if they're just going to do it anyway.
     
  3. Skarin

    Skarin Old-Salt

    20 QUID! SHIT! where you get your haircut :?
     
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  4. Unfolded

    Unfolded Old-Salt

    Haha I know, right. That's why I get my haircut like once a year. Guildford is so expensive.
     
  5. Alto

    Alto Swinger

    you can probably buy your own shears for that, you're off in rifles arent you mate? i think im in your training platoon according to my joining instructions.. bricking it :D
     
  6. Unfolded

    Unfolded Old-Salt

    Yeah i'm joining the rifles, I didn't realize we'd be training with different regiments... haven't had my joining instructions yet.

    Just packing some of my stuff now. Jesus CHRIST padlocks are expensive.
     
  7. WeeAlly

    WeeAlly Old-Salt

    When you do the medical when you get down there is it the same as the one at ADSC hearing test eyesight test and so on just curious
     
  8. Unfolded

    Unfolded Old-Salt

    I have heard it's the same just WITHOUT the hearing and the eyesight test (maybe they just assume that won't have changed).
     
  9. dannyboy923

    dannyboy923 Old-Salt

    yer iv done that mate, where about are you doing it? i had to do 44 press ups in 2 mins, 44 sit ups, your 1.5 run, circet training, basket ball, lunch, orienteiring then shower & home. all day thrash lol dw if ur not fit as a fiddle they will just say work harder on your fittness
     
  10. bigmud24

    bigmud24 Old-Salt

    i got the medical on tue of week 2 the same day we got measured for kit i think and you just get your blood pressure , hieght , weight taken and if you need them, a few injections( cant remember what ones) you dont get hearing test if you attended adsc less than six months from arriving at itc you get an eye test similar to adsc (read bottom row of letters) after that you go over your med docs with the doctor and they'll tell you if you're fit to carry on with training .
     
  11. kingsmanMatt

    kingsmanMatt Old-Salt

    im going to Catterick in september. what training should i be doing to prepare for basic? currently im in the gym strength training 4 or 5 times a week but thats something ive been doing for a year or 2 so that probably wont affect my fitness anyway. So apart from that im just running a few miles a few times a week. is this enough to prepare me for basic or should i be doing other types of cardio aswell? any thoughts/ideas would be great.
     
  12. upyer_sonny

    upyer_sonny Old-Salt

    How many is a few miles? Just run your arse off and don't break your leg
     
  13. cranny

    cranny Clanker

    Passed adsc yesterday with an A and got told my date today 17/10/10 royal regiment of Scotland. Anyone else going?
     
  14. Surfer_Smithy

    Surfer_Smithy War Hero

    Cranny was you down pirbright for ADSC?
     
  15. cal92

    cal92 Swinger

    I've got that date mate, going Duke of lancs though.
     
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