Phys at Medical

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by LankySpud, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. Got a query for anyone in the joining process at the moment, or who may have completed it recently. I have my face-to-face medical soon, and I was given my joining instructions today. It has the usual 'Be on time' and 'Clean underwear' etc, but right at the bottom of the email it reads:

    NOTE - Bring PE kit.

    Does this mean I'm going to be doing some phys when I'm there? If I am, does anyone know exactly what it entails? Would be nice to know exactly what to expect (A beasting no doubt).

  2. Swings lantern. It was different when I joined, but we did wear PT kit when having various medical/kit fitting exercises.
    Could be just a way to make undressing/ dressing easier?
  3. I thought it might be that, but the instructions ask you to dress smart/casual with clothes that can be 'easily removed'. I presume those will be the clothes that are ripped off when the rubber gloves come out....
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  4. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    It's in case you have to do a 'lung function' test: they send you on a little run to get you blowing.
  5. Haha, the quotation marks should have been on the 'little run'!

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  6. <swings lantern> 21 years ago, the recruiters came to IOM.

    I tipped up, did the BARB, passed... came back for some sort of medical and passed that.

    I got a letter to say that I was invited for an interview.

    Some crusty old sergeant took the tab out of his gob (you could smoke then) and asked how bad I wanted it.

    When I said 'bad' he stuck his hand out and offered me the job.

    How times change.