Protein powder. Lots of it.Morning all,
I have joined the AR as a professionally qualified soldier I have got alpha coming up in just over a week. Can anyone give me any tips on what Extra kit to bring? Expecting it to be mostly drill and PT... is this about right?
Really? In my experience the unit are the last people to properly equip a soldier for a phase 1 /2 / 3 course.What do you're Unit suggest you take, as they might know?
Not had the pleasure to be fair, although having R and HQ in a row, I would recognise a combat indicator of aforementioned G4 bufoonery.You’ve dealt with NRHQ RA too.
I was ready to start my Ph1 A in January 2016. Had to withdraw because I didn’t have ANY kit. Booked onto March course. Told kit was ready at Woolwich mid Feb.....nope, just a shirt, trousers and boots. The rest still hadn’t arrived by March so withdrawn again. Situation explained to staff at Pirbright, who had a go at Woolwich, who had a go at me for causing trouble. I politely pointed out that was not an 18 yr old recruit, but was actually a grumpy 51yr old who is used to things being done properly. Kit finally ready(ish) late May so I started my course in late June. I completed my Ph1 A, B and Ph2 within five months, which could’ve been done six months earlier. I missed out on exercises in Germany and Czech just because of an ignorant/incompetent RQMS who couldn’t/wouldn’t do his job.Not had the pleasure to be fair, although having R and HQ in a row, I would recognise a combat indicator of aforementioned G4 bufoonery.
I fondly remember a conversation with an LE Guards Captain at Army School of Ceremonial where a number of us from different capbadges attempted to explain why he could not count on reserve students turning up with all the prescribed kit for a course. I thought the poor man was going to have a stroke.