firstly, cfa and bfa, or whatever its called these days,im 46yrs old, former raf reg and 4 para. i have found myself almost in semi retirement mode, and have now joined a pioneer regiment. my question is regarding the cfa and bfa, seems to be a lot of ambiguity around fitness requirements. i have heard there is an 8 mile tab(happy days), and this to be completed in 2 hrs? also there is a 1.5 mile run, is this booted? is it age related? not worried about any of it as still in decent shape. but would be nice to have a definitive answer. second question, my son is joining the ta fusiliers, 5rrf? he would like to know, at what point in his training would he be eligible to wear the hackle. or is it issued with his kit? thanks in anticipation. Mac.