Wait training year start in April ? I thought i started in AprilAnyone got any ideas what intakes are like for combat medic? Apparently I’ve heard there is a massive waiting list but when I’ve went to AFCO they said to wait till April for new training year as this could not be true.
Also has anyone got insight from what to expect from Pirbright regarding fitness?
There are some here already but they're in shit state and every night you'll be scampering for one along with the others. It's best to bring your own.Just going through the kit list and my question is....is it important to bring a ironing board or will there be some already there Which I can just use?
Nope - you will likely be told tomorrow.29th March is my starting date at pirbright I will be travelling by train however with all the panicking and closing travelling and London going into lockdown do you think basic training will still run ?
Once it reopens will the people who current date is say April be given a date before peoples date who is May for example or will it start all over again ?No, apparently start dates will likely be moved to later in the year....still a lot of moving parts and decisions being made (well above my pay grade).
This isnt official yet but will be tomorrow, I would imagine.
These are unprecedented times.
This was taken from British Army fb page,
Due to the developing COVID 19 situation, and based on current Government advice, we have had to pause face-to-face recruiting and basic training operations. These measures will not affect the British Army’s ability to support the Nation as required at this challenging time. Be reassured that the British Army is still recruiting, the process will continue ‘virtually’ and we are working on a different way to run our assessments which avoids bringing together large groups of candidates. Basic Training will begin again as soon as conditions allow.
All candidates, recruits and their families are being informed. We recognise how difficult and worrying this will be for all concerned. Any recruit in training who is affected will retain their place in training. Those who are due to start training will be given a new start date as soon as possible and all other candidates will be kept informed as the situation develops.
It should be. On the statement they said it has been “paused” so hopefully the current intake groups will just roll over on to the next available date and so on, I’m too thinking this as I was meant to start basic on March 31st.Once it reopens will the people who current date is say April be given a date before peoples date who is May for example or will it start all over again ?