I've already been there at the beginning of October, so I can advise you on a few points.
I actually start my basic in Mid January at Lichfield.
For selection, some top tips are:
1. Mix in with the group, talking-wise and suggestions
2. Don't backchat any of the JNCO's/NCO's, and remember Corporal or Sergeant not mate!!
3. Give you ultimate best effort on the 1.5 mile run, no walking!
4. When they say do anything, anything at all, do it fast and accurately.
5. Keep a sense of humour about you and enjoy it
It will seem tough and times you will think "what the hell am I doing here?" but just roll with it, you'll look back and laugh at it. 6th of Jan, if my memory serves me right thats the start date for the final intake for two of the troops (townsend and cloutman) if you get the former, then you'll enjoy it - top class training staff in that troop. Work hard for them and they will go out of their way to help you out.
training wise, keep your head down and dont be gobby.. just get on with it and be sure to bring your sense of humour with you, your going to need it! You'll be hanging out of your arrse and struggling.. fine, but dont stop. as long as your seen to be putting max effort in the staff will leave you alone... jack on the rest of the troop and you'll get pinged in a nanosecond
oh, and send my regards to "monkey" in the naafi, you'll know who he is when you see him
lichfield is a hole a iny little hole that for 7 weeks will seam like a prison then you get out for a few hours at the weekend and it's a bit better but the training is easy enuff as long as your not a complete mong
Hi every my name is jerome i'm a 23 year old male living in derby, i've recently applied to served in the army and will be going to litchfield on april 27,2009, if their's anyone going to selection on this date from derby and surrounding, my number is 0777 939 6073 and my email address is jrs21hines @ yahoo.com please get intouch and we can go together, thanks mate.