Hello Arrse's, Relatively speaking I am an Army virgin; I passed AOSB and owe it somewhat to the Arrse forums. Thankyou. I am currently organising familiarisation visits to Infantry regiments, and have had a few interviews. My problem is that I am going to volunteer in an orphanage for the next three months and probably will not be able to fit in battalion visits before January intake to Sandhurst. I understand this will put me on the back foot with me desired regiments (Anglians and Rifles). In addition, both these regiments, not surprisingly require a PO to perform in the top 1/3 of there platoon. This is more relevant to me as I wont have built much of a relationship with any regiments... So anyone who has recently started or completed Sandhurst - whatâs expected of the top 1/3rd fitness wise (1.5m and 8-10m runs). I have bought a few of the more available books to prepare on counter insurgency, a-symmetrical warfare and war history and officers in general. I am really committed to going combat arm, so I'm asking what I need to prepare physically and academically to be at the top of the class? Thanks in advance!