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Training and breaks

#1
I start basic training on the 4th april and easter is 3 weeks after, now will the bases close like christmas or not? Personally i hope not so i can just get cracked through basic but no one seems to know.
 
#2
I would like to know the answer to this too! il be in week 9 by the time easter comes, and would rather get to the finish line without any long breaks! lol we could just wait to find out i suppose... what are you joining?
 
#3
Going into royal signals as electronic warfare and seems the only way of finding out, my recruting office didn't know either. What you going in?
 
#5
Go with the flow mate. I'm in week 5 now, had 18 days off for Christmas, bit gutting to think I could be halfway through week 7 if we hadn't had this break!

It also means I've now got to do nearly 10 weeks with no long weekend!
 
#8
I am going straight back into final fling.

I dont like this 2 weeks off, it's ruined me :) I would of been going into week 14!!! now that does sound saucy!

Still only 3weeks left
 
#9
Go with the flow mate. I'm in week 5 now, had 18 days off for Christmas, bit gutting to think I could be halfway through week 7 if we hadn't had this break!

It also means I've now got to do nearly 10 weeks with no long weekend!
Week 5 here and I get crimbo and long weekend off. Oi lemon you on base now then? If u are could you do my bergen and locker layout as mines in a shit state, cheers.
 
#10
Ha, nah man am I balls, can't believe some of them are falling for it.

Going to see how far I can take it.

Got a manic monday packing though, you going into first night/bayonet or have you done that?
 
#11
Week 5 here and I get crimbo and long weekend off. Oi lemon you on base now then? If u are could you do my bergen and locker layout as mines in a shit state, cheers.
******!

Our training team took great delight in telling us we weren't getting the long weekend!

Still, can't complain, got 18 days off instead!
 
#12
Ha, nah man am I balls, can't believe some of them are falling for it.

Going to see how far I can take it.

Not happy I ain't been paid so I am skint for tonight.

Got a manic monday packing though, you going into first night/bayonet or have you done that?
Lol, done first night/bayo but it got cut short because of leave and cleaning the block which was shit as we only did one Night but we did get stood to 5 times and did a night patrol which is more than the other troops did.
 
#15
If you have leave it will already be pencilled in what Leave you will get..... you could find out when the finish date of phase 1 is from your Recruiter who could check on the RAP (this may indicate if its longer than the 14 weeks) otherwise nearer to the time look at the JIs on the system or get off your Recruiter and the Platoon clerk may give you an idea of leave dates.
 
#16
Going into royal signals as electronic warfare and seems the only way of finding out, my recruting office didn't know either. What you going in?
That intake starts the 4th April and concludes on the 8th July (this says to me that its going to run through the 14 weeks however they may of taken into account Easter stand down long weekend) and start date for Phase 2 is pencilled in for the 18th July........once you start Phase 1 at Pirbright they will be able to inform you if they have pencilled in a long weekend over the easter period but I doubt its anymore than that.
 
#17
That intake starts the 4th April and concludes on the 8th July (this says to me that its going to run through the 14 weeks however they may of taken into account Easter stand down long weekend) and start date for Phase 2 is pencilled in for the 18th July........once you start Phase 1 at Pirbright they will be able to inform you if they have pencilled in a long weekend over the easter period but I doubt its anymore than that.
Cheers for that iron, thats a good help for me!
 

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