Been having a read of the kit list sent with the joining instructions, no mention of polish or anything to polish boots with which is odd. Do we get that at Catterick or has it been missed off the list? Anyone that's there or been recently can enlighten me?
If you read the pirbright (go to pre-arrival information on Army website) list it tells you to take 1x black, 1x parade gloss and 2x mid tan, all kiwi of course. Also to take two brushes and a sylvette.
We don't start the actual training on the sunday do we? Think its just being shown around the barracks n what not..Yeah catterick mate. Been waiting a while. Isit normal to start training on a sunday?
We don't start the actual training on the sunday do we? Think its just being shown around the barracks n what not..
Don't quite understand how training works, does each regiment train separately? Or do we all train together?
Ah ok! Thanks for the helpAs Glasgow Jock has alluded to the Sunday is your day to travel and arrive. This is when you will be given your intro briefings, meet your Platoon Staff and get settled into your accomodation to be ready to start Monday morning. This also allows any fudge factor for late travel, delayed trains etc.
When it comes to Phase 1 training Platoons it is entirely dependant on numbers at the time. All Infantry Phase 1 and 2 training is structured exactly the same way and this in turn allows SCOTS Div, Kings Div, Queens etc to all mingle together if necessary. Usually they will try to have a SCOTS Platoon, Kings Platoon etc it can not always be done that way and you may find yourself in a Platoon with a mixture of any of these capbadges.
Try not to worry though, regardless of what Platoon you end up in and who your Platoon staff are you will still be trained to the same standard.