Some Codes i dont get

#1
Got my ADSC instructions today and i dont get the following stuff

PSS(R)
RMT Carry
Social visit to NAAFI ( whats NAAFI? )
CMS(R) Breif

& TST is it technical selection test? If so does everybody do this or is it just for jobs like REME etc? Im going for

1:- Infantry
2:- Artillery
3:- RL Driver

thanks.
 
#2
adamb said:
Got my ADSC instructions today and i dont get the following stuff

PSS(R)
RMT Carry
Social visit to NAAFI ( whats NAAFI? )
CMS(R) Breif

& TST is it technical selection test? If so does everybody do this or is it just for jobs like REME etc? Im going for

1:- Infantry
2:- Artillery
3:- RL Driver

thanks.
CMSR Brief - Brief of what to expect during phase 1
RMT Carry - Walking with a 20kg Jerry can in each hand
NAAFI - Like a bar, but on camp
PSS(R) - not too sure on this one, maybe the new name for the 1.5 miler?

TST - As far as I'm aware it's only Infantry that don't do it, so either Arty or RLC Driver require you to do it, it's easy anyway. I had H/Cav as my second job choice and so had to do it. (Back in 2003)
 
#3
Nah its not the PSS(R) i dont think, saying that it might be the gym tests. Thanks for the others :) This NAAFI bar, all people inc phase 1 people go too?
 
#4
adamb said:
Nah its not the PSS(R) i dont think, saying that it might be the gym tests. Thanks for the others :) This NAAFI bar, all people inc phase 1 people go too?
Depends which RSC you go to, If it's Glenncourse It will likely have some RRS lads in there. If its Pirbright or anywhere like that there will be some recruits for you.
 

worm

Old-Salt
#6
PSS(R) - Physical Selection Standards (Recruits)

It's your heaves, static lift, dynamic lift and back extensions.
 
#9
Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) is an organisation created by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. It runs clubs, bars, shops, supermarkets, launderettes, restaurants, cafés and other facilities on most British military bases. Also stands for No Ambitions And F*ckall Interest
 
#11
adamb said:
Apparently i think i get the train from grimsby to sheffield, then train from sheffield to tamworth then bus from tamworth to lichfield trent valley then bus from lichfield trent valley to ADSC lichfield but i cant understand why i cant get train from tamworth to lichfield trent valley
No idea mate, although when you're in Sheffield be sure to spend some time seeing the sights and basking in the glory of the greatest City in the world.

It'll knock minutes off your run time.
 

RP578

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
adamb said:
Nah its not the PSS(R) i dont think, saying that it might be the gym tests. Thanks for the others :) This NAAFI bar, all people inc phase 1 people go too?
PSS(R) stands for Physical Selection Standards (Recruits). It comprises of 6 assessments:

1) Jerry Can Carry
2) Back Extension Strength
3) Static Lift Strength
4) Dynamic Lift Strength
5) Under Arm Heaves
6) 1.5 mile (2.4 Km) run (i.e. Aerobic Fitness Assessment (AFA))

Taking them one at a time:
1) 5 x 30 metre lengths carrying 2 x 20Kg jerry can at the same pace as a PTI.
2) & 3) are you pulling and pushing against fixed objects. A computer calculates the resistance etc.
4) Simulates lifting an ammo box up onto the back of a truck (1.45 metres). The start weight for males is 30 Kg and max weight is 55Kg.
5) Pretty much explains itself, but will give you a golden tip; if you are going practice these, make sure that you extend your arms all the way back down after each heave or they won't count them. Do as many as possible, will end when your feet hit the floor.
6) You'll get a 6 minute warm up of jogging/walking half a mile as a squad before the 1.5 mile best individual effort.

There is a Body Mass Index calculation which falls under PSS(R) too. The RMT Carry may refer to something called Representative Military Tasks though that is something that i carried out after Phase 1 training.

Just give maximum effort mate, good luck!

eited to add: Beaten to it by worm!
 
#15
You had a better/fuller answer than me.

Might wanna edit again to change your answer for number one to 2 jerry cans though. Otherwise people are in for an unpleasant suprise when the weight suddenly doubles :D
 
#17
adamb said:
Got my ADSC instructions today and i dont get the following stuff

PSS(R)
RMT Carry
Social visit to NAAFI ( whats NAAFI? )
CMS(R) Breif

& TST is it technical selection test? If so does everybody do this or is it just for jobs like REME etc? Im going for

1:- Infantry
2:- Artillery
3:- RL Driver

thanks.
PSS(R) = Physical Selection Standards (Recruit(?))

It is the back extensions, static lifts, dynamic lifts, heaves, 1.5 miles that you do at ADSC.

RMT = Representative Military Tasks

It is concerend with how far you can carry 2 x full jerry cans and how much weight you can lift to approx chest height.

NAAFI = basically a place where soldiers can buy stuff and relax. Some places have Spar now as NAAFI no longer has exclusive access to military bases. But NAAFI has become too embedded in british army vernacular such that even the Spar can be referred to as the NAAFI.

CMS(R) = Common Military Syllabus (recruit). Basically it is phase 1 training.

TST = Technical Selection Test. Only for people going for technical trades.
 
#20
Padrat said:
Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) is an organisation created by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. It runs clubs, bars, shops, supermarkets, launderettes, restaurants, cafés and other facilities on most British military bases. Also stands for No Ambitions And F*ckall Interest
Pronounced naff-ee, it also marks its prices up enough to fund NASA's next foray to Mars. Rely on it at your peril.
 

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