Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by Xoums, Jun 1, 2010.
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Anybody been on this that could give me an idea of what to look forwards too?
Yeah was on this last year, basically quite a few presentations, a PFT, assault course, tour of the armoury, loads of junior officers to chat to in the mess and a couple of hours in the CATT simulator (which is a great laugh) fighting those pesky ruskies.
All in all a fantastic visit, just relax and enjoy it! Oh and don't mess up on the assault course or PFT or you 'will' look like a nob. Read it, learn it, live it!
Edit - Sorry just read 'course' and I've been working on the assumption you meant the fam visit. Correct me if I'm talking drivel!
My mistake, I was still a bit of mess coming back from the three peak challenge when I wrote this, I meant the Fam visit, not course .
Didn't get to try that, but we did get to empty two magazines with the AS80A2 which got us all really excited, and a drive around in the back of a warrior which was pretty cool. All in all it was a great experience and gave us a good overall, although a bit shallow, view of what life as Young Infantry officer would be like and I must admit I liked it very much, and the cheap prices at the Officers mess. Aside from the fact that yet again I was made too feel very old....still smashed everybody on the phys.
Lucky git. That was actually an issue I raised when I was there, that the CATT seemed awfully irrelevant to being an infantry officer. Makes much more sense doing that than what one would imagine would be a tank commander simulator.
Not quite everyone...
Check your PM's.
haha must admit you were slightly unlucky in that the one person to beat you saw that post. i on the other hand fondly remember you both hammering past me.
for anyone reading i would highly recomend getting booked onto this visit, it's a great experience!!
yea aside from the run...came close though. But on the push ups sit ups I think I took the first place
So with the Potential Infantry Officer's Course what kind of phys would you need to be aiming for? Would it be more or less on a par with AOSB?
1.5 mile timed run.
2 mins max press up/ sit ups.
1 pt/circuit class.(with the kind encouragements of the PT instructors)
1 battle assault course.
and a fair bit of running around from point A to B.
Ever made a typographical error?
As you are still under 16, and have no intentions of becoming an Officer, can I suggest that you potter off elsewhere?
If you're talking about my comment, it was referring to Parahopes, not Xoums. I get a bit miffed by the complete lack of consideration for forum differentiation these days!
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