Take ALL of your kit - evrything that you have been issued. Don't listen to your unit staff who will tell you "you won't need that" - you almost certainly will. Make sure your kit fits you and your combat helmet is serviceable Spare shreddies, wash and shave kit; PT kit, bit of cash; civvies in case you are stood down at a reasonable hour.
Make sure you take pen, pencil and a decent notebook. Couple of English pounds, padlock and spare key. Remember that you have two ears and one mouth; thats the correct usuage ratio.
If you don't understand something the DS say, ASK THEM - you will NOT be the only bod that does not understand, I promise.
Take a sense of humour, enjoy. Its the start of a great adventure.
I think BravoBravo has the official line, I have taken everything with me for last few weekends, and 90% of it has never come out of its ziplok bags in my bergen
Take everything for weekend 1, and then make sensible decisions on what to take for every weekend after that, all the weekend syllabus' are available so you can check with them for what you will need (or not need!)
I'd go for
1 set of shirt/trousers (and you'll be wearing another set)
cold/wet weather gear
socks, sport and boot socks
wash and shave kit
2/3 changes of PT kit, trainers
bergen inc side pouches and yoke
Smartly packed this should all go in your bergen - and just relax and enjoy it - theres a lot to do, but weekend 1 is mostly drill, powerpoint and PT, including a PFT
You'll have no dramas with dark blue shorts (guys at 4DIV RTC didn't recently).
I'd also suggest that you take everything. Most you won't need, but better that then not having it and looknig like a prize mong.
Top tips from someone who's just come out of it all:
-There's a lot of death by powerpoint, a lot of this you'll need to remember so don't switch off
-Make sure you're always thinking one step ahead - know where you need to be, when you need to be there and with what kit
-Learn your badges of rank and terms of address quickly
-If the hotel you stay in isn't what you expected in terms of quality deal with it
-Get your webbing squared away: if your webbing is all over the place, your drills probably are too
-Listen to the DS; the unpopular ones are generally unpopuar because they actually try to get a grip of recruits rather than just teaching
-You'll be tested on weekend 6 on weapons handling, CBRN, navigation and BCDT. Pay special attention in these classes.
-MOST IMPORTANTLY: It is a long process. Keep your head down and put the effort in and in a few weekends you'll come out the other end with a bit more of idea about what it's all about. Enjoy it if you can, otherwise remember that it's something you need to get through to get to the really fun stuff.
Thanks again to all that have offered advice and tips. Appreciated.
Checking the list Toysoldier posted I think I have pretty much everything apart from the passport photos - no one at the unit mentioned these were needed - really going to be pushed to get these done today!!