MATT tests for TA

WingPO

Crow
Please can someone explain what the MATT test are, how many of them are there and what do they entail? Are there specific tests purely for TA?

I have no former military experience and would like too know the standards expected. Are they pass/fail? If you fail are you not suitable for the TA or active deployment?
Is it a one try only scenario? What training is given prior to taking them?

My apologies if you've heard this before. Your time and effort (and humour) is much appreciated.
 

msr

LE
Weapon handling test(twice a year)
LF3(shooting)
BCDT(basic casualty drills test)
BLS(basic life saving)
CFT(combat fitness test)
PFA(personal fitness assessment
CBRN(chemical, biological,radiological, nuclear)
LOAC(Law of armed conflict)
V+S(Values and Standards)
WIPS(once every 3 years)
MR(Map Reading)

Not TA specific.

Edited to add map reading.
 
As MSR states you will be given all the help you need to pass them, however if you don't you are not suitable for deployment as you have pass them at Chilwell.
From a stab POV they are one of the requirements for the bounty.
 

WingPO

Crow
Thanks for the replies.

Armynet won't let me access as I'm not military or ex-military - anyone fancy letting me in as their guest?

Please don't laugh - What is a stab?
Why would I have to pass tests at Chilwell? What is Chilwell?

If I don't ask questions I won't get to find out.
 

WingPO

Crow
Ah!

Stupid TA bastard. I should have known!
 

msr

LE
You should really save all these questions up and ask at your local unit.

It is their job to help
 

WingPO

Crow
Take your point, however; I personally dislike people who turn up with no underpinning knowledge and look to have every question explained or handed to them on a plate. I prefer to have some idea and be able to expand from there.
Your time and knowledge is appreciated.
 

buryfc66

War Hero
WingPO said:
Take your point, however; I personally dislike people who turn up with no underpinning knowledge and look to have every question explained or handed to them on a plate. I prefer to have some idea and be able to expand from there.
Your time and knowledge is appreciated.
Just go along to your local TA unit and let them know your interested, they are used to potential recruits not having a clue, thats all part of the training process.

As you progress with your training your knowledge of the job and life as a soldier will expand with time.

Good luck.
 

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