Hi mate, I'm starting on the 8th as well but at lichfield,
As for the 'kit-list' do you mena the one you got when you passed selection? If so I think they give you a better one when you do your enlistment day, if not just phone your careers office that's what I plan to do!
ok a while since I went to pirbright phase one.. but here goes..
*You'll need 3 days worth of clothes for going to beligium
*suit/smart civvies (clothes)
*iron!!! make sure its a decent STEAM iron with SPRAY
*boot polish n brushes
*sewing kit (small)
*set of shorts n t shirt (for day 1 - arrive in suit!!)
*2 wash kits (one for show - not to be used)
->bar< of soap
-flannel (for exercise)
*documents (should be listed.. say if not..)
*LOTS of spare underwear (laundry there is sh!t)
*RE Laundry: make sure you get it checked, you will come to understand, but if you dont have it checked in then items WILL go missing!
*starch (available from on camp shop)
*bunjees - available from camping shops, you get issued 4 but if your "battle buddy" loses theres (like mine did on all 3 exercises) your in the shit, i took 4 with me and was "issued" 4 aswell..
*resealable food bags (like freezer bags with the zip) again you get these given to you but the more the better
thats all i can think of at the moment.. no doubt someone else will add to the list too..
Get hold of a dentist's tool with a pick end, cotton rag and buds. To add to your Rifle cleaning kit - the pick gets right into the corners of the breech where that shi'ite star-sponge-lollipop thing is meant to reach.