Tips? ADSC Pirbright 17th. (Monday)

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#1
Instead of making the thread a day before I head to selection - I feel making it earlier looking for any tips would be very helpful for me in preparation terms.

Info:

BARB: 72
Run time: 10:38
Job Choice: RA Obs Post Assistant
Bullet pointed some things in notebook to revise about for the Ice Breaker.
Hoping for AFC in September.
Cooperative and Teamwork orientated.
Confident but not cocky.

Tad nervous due to a friend of mine went to ADSC on Tuesday and got back with a deferral on med terms. ( Lacking liquid in the joint on knee, leads to authritis *spelling?*)

Any info would be great.
I'm required to be at Train station for 9am-10am - But meeting a mate at 8 for a drink (water) and a chat... So not only will I be able to chat to any early birds and get to know them, but I will also be one of the first on minibus trips to ADSC.


Thanks for any tips/info. Appreciate it.
 
#2
Hello
i went to selection on tuesday and passed (Pirbright)
the tips i can give you are
dont put your hand in your pockets they go mad.
Dont fold your arms.
listen to everything they say because they will ask questions.
when you do team tasks you MUST TALK and get INVOLVED people got defered for not doing enough in team tasks.
give 110% on everything you do and even if your not struggling make out that you are a bit it shows them you are trying your hardest.
make sure you have practiced your ice breaker it is alot harder doin that then you might think.

oh yeah forgot to say

in the medical if they ask you do you get headaches or have u got any injury say no if they ask have you ether had dry skin say no if they ask you have you had any niggles or any pains during traning say no

for some of them reasons people got defered
sum of them up to 3 years
and never stop running in the gym or outside when you do fitness enless told to
hope this helps


i got 10.18 on my run
8 heaves
and 135 meters on the gerry can test
people got less then me on some things but still passed because of how hard they tried so like i said always give 110%
if theres anythink i missed out you want to know just ask ill be happy to help.
Goodluck
 
#3
ok well i was there a couple of weeks ago, one thing id advise ya against is dont fold your arms, dont be cheeky to anyone, do what your told, dont lie about your run time in the icebreaker or you'll look like a dick when you dont achieve your time stated, also when doing the team tasks try and give as many ideas as you can.
hope that helps and good luck
 
#4
Thanks for that.

I will give 120% you couldn't possibly imagine.
I will keep the arms and pockets in mind.

Bullet pointed some main things in a notebook that I read up on in another Ice Breaker helping thread.
 
#5
theres a grenade test you might want to learn some of this

here is some of the answers

the drill grenade is called
L110A1
it is dark blue with white stencling
it is INERT witch means it is the same as the live grenade but with out the explosion

i cant remember what the live grenade is called but
it is a dark bronze green colour
HE stands for High explosive
its job is to stun and incapacitate
its range is 20 metures if the enemy is unprotected or got no cover
5 meters if the enemy is protected or in cover
the stencling is gold
they are the answers to some of the questions on the test. they will give you a lesson on it the night before so dont worry to much about it

i got 9 out of 10 right with them answers you only need 5 to pass
 
#6
infantry_man said:
theres a grenade test you might want to learn some of this

here is some of the answers

the drill grenade is called
L110A1
it is dark blue with white stencling
it is INERT witch means it is the same as the live grenade but with out the explosion

i cant remember what the live grenade is called but
it is a dark bronze green colour
HE stands for High explosive
its job is to stun and incapacitate
its range is 20 metures if the enemy is unprotected or got no cover
5 meters if the enemy is protected or in cover
the stencling is gold
they are the answers to some of the questions on the test. they will give you a lesson on it the night before so dont worry to much about it

i got 9 out of 10 right with them answers you only need 5 to pass

Damn helpful. Noted and will revise.
Thanks.
 
#11
infantry_man,

why not just do the damn selection for them? Your not suppose to TELL THEM THE ANSWERS.

The whole point of that test is to see whether or not they can remember some simple facts fairly quickly.

also, make sure you have the correct answers if you really want to help, as the L109A1 HE Grenade is a 'DEEP BRONZE GREEN' colour, not 'DARK BRONZE GREEN'

DOH!
 
#12
DON'T DROP THE JERRY CANS!

Our PTI got anyone who dropped the Jerry Cans before the end deffered for lack of commitment. It does hurt like hell, but its over before you know it.
 
#13
infantry_man said:
theres a grenade test you might want to learn some of this

here is some of the answers

the drill grenade is called
L110A1
it is dark blue with white stencling
it is INERT witch means it is the same as the live grenade but with out the explosion

i cant remember what the live grenade is called but
it is a dark bronze green colour
HE stands for High explosive
its job is to stun and incapacitate
its range is 20 metures if the enemy is unprotected or got no cover
5 meters if the enemy is protected or in cover
the stencling is gold
they are the answers to some of the questions on the test. they will give you a lesson on it the night before so dont worry to much about it

i got 9 out of 10 right with them answers you only need 5 to pass
Fud.

RecruitAc no point in revising these, as they have diffrent tests with diffrent questions, also most of infantry_man's answer would be makred wrong at Glencorse. 9/10 would be an embarrasing score because the test is more than easy.
 
#14
Just got back from town - Got new suit :D

I'm not really nervous now, I just want to get it done with to know I have a place at AFC.


Icebreaker easy?

What's hardest part of the selection?

Thanks.
 
#15
i put dark bronze green colour and it was ticked as correct i no what im talking about you fcuking pleb

and Mr.Bojangles ... why would they be marked rong at glencorse? a test is a test THERE ALL THE SAME ANSWERS

at pirbright they give you the answers anyway (did with us and the group of lads before aswell) so im just giving a little bit of help
 
#16
overall just relax, they are (generally speaking) looking for quality not quantity in everything, they want to see not so much that you can do 44 presups etc. but that you put as much effort into each thing as possible (and trust me when someone puts in 110% it does show) no matter whether its on the physical things, the mental side of things or just getting on with the other people there, chatting to each other etc. all in all its not hard, as long as you put yourself out a little and get out of your comfort zone youll be fine.
 
#17
infantry_man said:
Hello
i went to selection on tuesday and passed (Pirbright)
the tips i can give you are
dont put your hand in your pockets they go mad.
Dont fold your arms.
listen to everything they say because they will ask questions.
when you do team tasks you MUST TALK and get INVOLVED people got defered for not doing enough in team tasks.
give 110% on everything you do and even if your not struggling make out that you are a bit it shows them you are trying your hardest.
make sure you have practiced your ice breaker it is alot harder doin that then you might think.

oh yeah forgot to say

in the medical if they ask you do you get headaches or have u got any injury say no if they ask have you ether had dry skin say no if they ask you have you had any niggles or any pains during traning say no

for some of them reasons people got defered
sum of them up to 3 years
and never stop running in the gym or outside when you do fitness enless told to
hope this helps


i got 10.18 on my run
8 heaves
and 135 meters on the gerry can test
people got less then me on some things but still passed because of how hard they tried so like i said always give 110%
if theres anythink i missed out you want to know just ask ill be happy to help.
Goodluck
DO NOT LIE TO THE MEDICAL OFFICER, be as open and truthful as possible. If they defer you, it is for a good reason and will give you chance to seek treatment if needed. If you lie and the condition gets worse, it will be your own fault.
 
#18
agreed with Mr Bojangles, we were told that our answers for the grenade lesson had to be very specific. INERT does not mean 'same as live without the explosion' it means 'Free From Explosives'....These are the details that will fail your grenade test. Also we were told that the drill grenade was the L28, so answers may vary depending on where you go so just learn what the Cpl taking the lesson tells you.

Dont worry about it, piece of p*ss, it is just to test that you are capable of retaining information for more than a few minutes. With a Barb score of 72 i am sure you will be fine!

k
 
#19
RecruitAC said:
Icebreaker easy?

What's hardest part of the selection?

Thanks.
Depends on the individual, some lads hated the ice breaker, all you are doing is talking about yourself, its not hard. The Corporal we had did ask questions to catch some of the lads out, if you waffle and bullshit he may pick you up on it because he will know your bullshitting. Just relax calm down and talk confidently and not to the floor.

As said by others. The team tasks are important, get involved, look interested. it was freezing and lashing down when we did it but look interested and like your having fun. Good tip, after you have been given your task, get amongst the lads and talk first, ask 'right has anyone done this task or anything like it before' because we had 2 lads in my group who had been to ADSC before and had passed the team tasks. Plus its an easy way for you to get involved and have something useful to say!

The interview is not an interrogation, my interview was relaxed and chatty but show the officer the respect he deserves and call him Sir!
 
#20
kingburn_99 said:
RecruitAC said:
Icebreaker easy?

What's hardest part of the selection?

Thanks.
Depends on the individual, some lads hated the ice breaker, all you are doing is talking about yourself, its not hard. The Corporal we had did ask questions to catch some of the lads out, if you waffle and bullshit he may pick you up on it because he will know your bullshitting. Just relax calm down and talk confidently and not to the floor.

As said by others. The team tasks are important, get involved, look interested. it was freezing and lashing down when we did it but look interested and like your having fun. Good tip, after you have been given your task, get amongst the lads and talk first, ask 'right has anyone done this task or anything like it before' because we had 2 lads in my group who had been to ADSC before and had passed the team tasks. Plus its an easy way for you to get involved and have something useful to say!

The interview is not an interrogation, my interview was relaxed and chatty but show the officer the respect he deserves and call him Sir!

Ta for that.

I got my suit today, nice and new.
Am I able to take it seperatly in a suit carrier bag - small one not a full size one? (It folds)

And, I was thinking: A nice t-shirt, smart Jeans and White (spotless) trainers were OK to turn up in, Would that be ok?

Off tomorrow morning - Catching 6.30 train :D

Will ask more questions if I think of any.

Thanks.
 
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