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What Happens When you first arrive at ATR Pirbright?

#1
Areet Lads,

Just wanna know what happens from when you get off the train for pirbright and up to ure first nights kip, Just curious to the standard Ops,

And i hear the first week is relatively relaxed so recruits can settle in and get to know each other,

Is this correct

Thanks in advance :)

N-E-A
 
#2
i heard its like boot camp where drill instructors are charging onto the train screaming at you before you even get time to stand up then its PT all day and night till one of you rings a bell or something then you all get to go to sleep
 
#4
1st day at catterick from what i can remember consisted of quite a bit of paper work and some introduction lectures its will all be very fast paced, second day issue kit then the rest is a blur lol : )
 
#6
You go there, wait around a lot, do paperwork, make a 100m squad whilst marching around. You think fcuk me, 14 weeks here, not to mention the internal examination..urghhh.

It's literally turning up, getting measured and sized up, then chilling waiting to do x,y,z and depending on when you turn up enjoying your first wholesome and nutritiously grease free meal.
 
#7
RoyalEngineers said:
You go there, wait around a lot, do paperwork, make a 100m squad whilst marching around. You think fcuk me, 14 weeks here, not to mention the internal examination..urghhh.

It's literally turning up, getting measured and sized up, then chilling waiting to do x,y,z and depending on when you turn up enjoying your first wholesome and nutritiously grease free meal.

Thanks, Mate pretty much sums it up:)
Thanks Again lads:)

Dez
 
#8
oh and also, the medical which is being conducted over at pirbright, i mean can people still get deferred on that day during medical again, or its just a random check which just tries to tick off all the boxes that had already been ticked off at ADSC? because i hear the medical is a bit more than what we was given over at ADSC.
 
#9
Get there a bit early and go for a couple of wets in the pub to the right of the station, just keep an eye out of the window for the minibus and stroll out.
 
#11
reni_77 said:
Get there a bit early and go for a couple of wets in the pub to the right of the station, just keep an eye out of the window for the minibus and stroll out.
Or wait until last orders then give the guardroom a ring and ask if they could send down the minibus to pick you up.
 
#12
The13thDukeOfWybourne said:
reni_77 said:
Get there a bit early and go for a couple of wets in the pub to the right of the station, just keep an eye out of the window for the minibus and stroll out.
Or wait until last orders then give the guardroom a ring and ask if they could send down the minibus to pick you up.
Now that would be an outstanding display of neckiness ! Surely something similar has happened at depots up and down the country over the years, reminds me of a lad at Lympstone who dropped his kit at the foot of his bed, rolled a stinking great fag up and laid back on his pit for a hearty smoke :D
 
#13
Desborough said:
Areet Lads,

Just wanna know what happens from when you get off the train for pirbright and up to ure first nights kip, Just curious to the standard Ops,

And i hear the first week is relatively relaxed so recruits can settle in and get to know each other,

Is this correct

Thanks in advance :)

N-E-A
I can tell you what happened 10 years ago but its not really relevant because the Guards aren't there anymore.
Think yourself lucky because Guards instructors used to love rifting chippy recruits up and down Adair walk even more than their own crows.
 
#14
PullUpASandbag said:
Desborough said:
Areet Lads,

Just wanna know what happens from when you get off the train for pirbright and up to ure first nights kip, Just curious to the standard Ops,

And i hear the first week is relatively relaxed so recruits can settle in and get to know each other,

Is this correct

Thanks in advance :)

N-E-A
I can tell you what happened 10 years ago but its not really relevant because the Guards aren't there anymore.
Think yourself lucky because Guards instructors used to love rifting chippy recruits up and down Adair walk even more than their own crows.
So, do the guards still do there basic training all in pirbright?
 
#15
bakes0310 said:
PullUpASandbag said:
Desborough said:
Areet Lads,

Just wanna know what happens from when you get off the train for pirbright and up to ure first nights kip, Just curious to the standard Ops,

And i hear the first week is relatively relaxed so recruits can settle in and get to know each other,

Is this correct

Thanks in advance :)

N-E-A
I can tell you what happened 10 years ago but its not really relevant because the Guards aren't there anymore.
Think yourself lucky because Guards instructors used to love rifting chippy recruits up and down Adair walk even more than their own crows.
So, do the guards still do there basic training all in pirbright?
You're a bit slow aren't you?
 
#16
bakes0310 said:
PullUpASandbag said:
Desborough said:
Areet Lads,

Just wanna know what happens from when you get off the train for pirbright and up to ure first nights kip, Just curious to the standard Ops,

And i hear the first week is relatively relaxed so recruits can settle in and get to know each other,

Is this correct

Thanks in advance :)

N-E-A
I can tell you what happened 10 years ago but its not really relevant because the Guards aren't there anymore.
Think yourself lucky because Guards instructors used to love rifting chippy recruits up and down Adair walk even more than their own crows.
So, do the guards still do there basic training all in pirbright?
No moved to Catterick years ago, shame because Pirbright was the Guards Depot (after Caterham) but made no sense to have Phase One and Phase Two at opposite ends of the country when so many crows used to bin it in between phases.
 
#17
PullUpASandbag said:
bakes0310 said:
PullUpASandbag said:
Desborough said:
Areet Lads,

Just wanna know what happens from when you get off the train for pirbright and up to ure first nights kip, Just curious to the standard Ops,

And i hear the first week is relatively relaxed so recruits can settle in and get to know each other,

Is this correct

Thanks in advance :)

N-E-A
I can tell you what happened 10 years ago but its not really relevant because the Guards aren't there anymore.
Think yourself lucky because Guards instructors used to love rifting chippy recruits up and down Adair walk even more than their own crows.
So, do the guards still do there basic training all in pirbright?
No moved to Catterick years ago, shame because Pirbright was the Guards Depot (after Caterham) but made no sense to have Phase One and Phase Two at opposite ends of the country when so many crows used to bin it in between phases.
Im joining the coldstream guards, so that means ill be doing basic at catterick. I always thought it would be pirbright.
 
#18
janedoe said:
oh and also, the medical which is being conducted over at pirbright, i mean can people still get deferred on that day during medical again, or its just a random check which just tries to tick off all the boxes that had already been ticked off at ADSC? because i hear the medical is a bit more than what we was given over at ADSC.
I know you're all getting distracted by the guard chat but does anyone have an answer to this?
 
#19
MotorMan said:
bakes0310 said:
PullUpASandbag said:
Desborough said:
Areet Lads,

Just wanna know what happens from when you get off the train for pirbright and up to ure first nights kip, Just curious to the standard Ops,

And i hear the first week is relatively relaxed so recruits can settle in and get to know each other,

Is this correct

Thanks in advance :)

N-E-A
I can tell you what happened 10 years ago but its not really relevant because the Guards aren't there anymore.
Think yourself lucky because Guards instructors used to love rifting chippy recruits up and down Adair walk even more than their own crows.
So, do the guards still do there basic training all in pirbright?
You're a bit slow aren't you?
Perfect for The Guards then. :wink:
 
#20
Uladh said:
i heard its like boot camp where drill instructors are charging onto the train screaming at you before you even get time to stand up then its PT all day and night till one of you rings a bell or something then you all get to go to sleep
I would actually laugh if they ran on to the train hailing abuse at you .
 

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