TA Selection Weekend

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by kes1, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. Hey,

    Can anyone who has done the TA selection weekend at Wyvern Barracks in Exeter recently tell me what to expect, what the programme for the day is, any other HELPFUL info? :D

    Thanks in advance of replies!

  2. Turn up with the suggested kit and enjoy,
  3. You might be able to get a programme off your sar'nt.They were dishing them out at my TA centre the other day.
  4. Oh so standard MoD logic then? :roll:

    Thanks for the links Arby (had to laugh at the "chuck the token bird into the river" part!) :D
  5. Kes I didn't go through Wyvern but having just finished CMSR a few weeks ago if you've got any queries pm me.
  6. Kes, as stated, bring everything on the kitlist you should have recieved from your Unit. The wiki links from Arby's post go through the standard package, you can expect something along those lines, although it might not be in that sequence. Make sure your PT kit is serviceable, there are a number of Physical selection Standard tests to perform, don't panic, although they are called tests, they are not (yet) pass or fail, turn up with the right mindset, be patient where you need to be, if your unsure - ask, give everything your best shot, and you should be fine.
    Your going to be overwhelmed with PTI's this weekend as the SMI is running a PSSR course to teach PTI's to instruct on the specialist selection equipment (instruments of torture! - only joking).
    Any questions before or after the weekend send me a pm.
    All the best.

    Edited to add: Bring CHOCOLATE biscuits!
  7. Thanks OTB!

    You're the second person to mention biscuits...is the food really that bad? ;)
  8. No its worse. Death by Sodexho.
  9. useful piece of kit that has a million and one uses - a roll of black electrical tape. oh and er .......biscuits!! :)
  10. the food wasn't that bad when I went down in June ??!?!?!

    oh yeah I ate in the pub at the end of the road!

    Staff were fab though!
  11. but did you have any biscuits wih you?
  12. Biscuits are always a winner. DS should awards points for choice & selection of biscuits brought by recruit, they should also be used as an indicator of recruits potential, i.e. If he brings tesco's own digestives bin him on the spot.
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  14. Jaffa snap - always a 1st class winner

    :p :p :p :p :p :p :p