I passed my ADSC in november and have a start with Fusiliers on 5th Feb at catterick. To get an idea of what to expect I was offered a look at life week up in otterburn....the middle of nowhere! I have to say I dont normally post these sloppy threads but anyone looking to consider armed forces in my opinion MUST attend one of these, there are alot of young lads there and some *********, but overall its a great experiance that covers all aspects of what to expect in the army and really cleared alot of questions I had and has REALLY prepared me for febuary. for those wondering what goes on there for the 5 days heres a quick brief example. Monday - Arrive, get kit issues, evening meal and icebreakers.....Rather boring day really (BUT THE ONLY BORING DAY) Tuesday - PT session, 1.5mile run, jerrys etc etc, navigation lesson, navigation exercise (a grueling 9mile route) evening meal, evening brief Wednesday - Prepare for 24hr exercise, field lesson on rations, sentry points, camo and a long afternoon in contact situations and advancing, very wet and muddy but enjoyable. in the evening camp out and complete a reccy mission (simply advance from base for a mile until you find the enemy) Thursday - More Contact advancing in larger groups, Carry out clearing the reccy location with paintballs for 5 minutes, back to camp clean up, PT session, assult coarse and competition and a gruelling PT session. Friday - early start again and a visit to catterick visit gym, assult coarse, barracks and speak to two bunch of lads one on 23weeks and one literally just passed the 5week mark and get to ask loads of questions. I honestly cannot reccommend this enough to get you prepared, be prepared to do lots of press ups as there are a few idiots in each group that ruin it for the rest, so long as your not retarded and can carry out simple instructions as a team you should be ok. Still aching from the 9mile navi but since coming back from the coarse civvy street seems so much more unattractive and I really cant wait to get started in Feb and get the first 5 weeks out of the way. Good luck to everyone in the process of joining, its hard at times but stick with it!