...and the best way to get there. Hey, I'm apporaching my RCB breifing (relax this isn't a RCB question ) and am currently preparing for an Infantry Officer Familirisation Visit to Westbury. Just a couple of questions, I really do help someone can help me. Now the first problem: I have no car, so train will be my method of transport. However I live in Manchester, and getting to Westbury from here is no mean feat by rail. From using a journey planner for that particular day (21st October) I would have to get 4 trains with 3 switches. Now I'm not some stuck-up 'Arry who has trouble with public transport, quite the opposite, the thought of getting 4 trains is not a problem. However for each of the 3 changes I only have a "window" of at most 20 minutes, at least 7 minutes to find and board the next train. In short, is there perhaps a longer, (in terms of hours and minutes) trip that involves less changes that anyone knows about? The current trip is clocked at a shade under 8 hours. (Including walking time) Second problem: Is there an actual limit (monetary wise) on how much the BA train warrants cover you for? This trip, as you can imagine with the changes, is running up quite a total at the moment. Third problem: What exactly will I experience on this visit? I know how to present myself and everything else in that fashion so please don't misunderstand this problem, but exactly how much "kit" - in terms of clothes, should I take with me, is clothing provided there? Fourth problem: Due to the length of my trip I'm travelling down a day early, and I am being set up accomodation by the army. Is this accomodation easy to find from the train station? Fifth problem/question: Is this location the same place as where the RCB breifing and RCB takes place? I presume so as Westbury can't be that big? Sixth problem: Does everyone that successfully makes it past the inital breifing get set-up with multiple (I have 6) familirisation vistis by their advisor? Is this a good-sign (as I initally thought) or a sign that perhaps they do not feel I am upto it and want to put the scares on me before I actually do my RCB breifing. Seventh problem: I'm currently at University but I am considering dropping out due to missing out on the under-graduate one-year comission due to time-constraints. Would this go against me in either my RCB or formal application? I meet all of the entry requirements. Thanks for any, any answers to any of these problems. I am not the worrying type, but I do like to be totally prepared for what lies ahead. I would ask my army advisor, but I'm sure he's sick to death of hearing my voice since the inital breifing. PS. Sorry if this does belong in the RCB thread, but as you can tell this is actually the first time I've stumbled across this site and although it is very helpful and informative, the sheer wealth of information is quite daunting and time-consuming to shift through.