What kit to take to Chilwell?

#1
Hi,

I'm mobilising shortly and, having read my mob papers (and contacted the appropriate people at my TAC) I am still pretty much none the wiser as to what kit I need to take to Chilwell.

Obviously I will be issued with everything I need for the theatre I'm going to, but do I need to take e.g. enough C95 DPM to last me for two weeks at Chilwell? Respirator? Bergen and webbing? Helmet?

I assume I won't need sleeping system, basha, entrenching tool etc?

It would be really helpful if someone who has been through Chilwell recently could give me a few words of wisdom, as all the other threads about Chilwell on these forums seem to date back to Telic 1.

Cheers for any input

P.S. the reason I am loathe to just take everything I've ever been issued is that I will probably end up going there by train, and lugging that much kit across town and on the trains etc will be a royal pain in the arrse
 
#2
Your TAC should have a kit list of what to take.I am going soon as well so I rekon we'll be there at the same time,all our kit is been sent on seperately and we've been told to only carry the minimum basics when we travel unless its different because we will be travelling from across the water.I've only a couple of bits left to do for my MFO box as we've been told to be ready.Ask again as I cant see them making you carry all that kit about :soldier:\ :desertsoldier:
 
#3
Hmm, well I haven't heard anything suggesting that they are going to send my kit to Chilwell separately. Also heard nothing whatsoever regarding MFO boxes, so by all accounts it looks like I'm well out of the loop on this one...
 
#4
You will need to take your: CS95, webbing, day sack, bergan, helmet(if your doing Herrick you will be issued a Mk6A) Resparator in date (less than 10 years old) and correctly sized!!. You can be issued a duvet. Goe as if you are doing a MATTs package (as this what Chilwell is really)!!

Stilts
 
#5
Thanks, Stilts.

When you say that if going on Herrick you will be issued a Mk6A, does that mean I won't need to take my Mk6, or will I still need that for APWT etc?
 
#6
STILTS said:
You will need to take your: CS95, webbing, day sack, bergan, helmet(if your doing Herrick you will be issued a Mk6A) Resparator in date (less than 10 years old) and correctly sized!!. You can be issued a duvet. Goe as if you are doing a MATTs package (as this what Chilwell is really)!!

Stilts
Excellent advice Stilts, all you left out was a sense of humour.
 
#7
Bring your own plate because the place that you're forced to eat has small plates and it really stops you filling up. Likewise, you might want to bring some of old your condiments because, frankly, little sachets of budget sauces don't cut the mustard. Literally.

Also, don't forget your Tesco clubcard otherwise you could miss out.

Try not to take too many valuables because there are a few "Mersey" types about.
 
#8
AlabamaHotPocketer said:
Bring your own plate because the place that you're forced to eat has small plates and it really stops you filling up. Likewise, you might want to bring some of old your condiments because, frankly, little sachets of budget sauces don't cut the mustard. Literally.

Also, don't forget your Tesco clubcard otherwise you could miss out.

Try not to take too many valuables because there are a few "Mersey" types about.
:D

As a scouser who attended YEARS ago and got my car broken into... ON CAMP I Resemble that remark. ;)
 
#9
It is possible that you are going to your unit right after RTMC, i know for a fact that I will be away for 8 weeks before I get any time off so you may want to factor that in. Although there is a huge tesco right across the road so you can purchase anything you need.
 
#10
Jimw100 said:
Thanks, Stilts.

When you say that if going on Herrick you will be issued a Mk6A, does that mean I won't need to take my Mk6, or will I still need that for APWT etc?
The MK6 is no longer issued they ll give you a MK6A which will go on your 1157 to keep,they may take your old 6 off you if you ve got it.
 
#12
I'll admit to being slightly apprehensive before going, I guess it's only natural - but don't be, you'll just be doing MATTS and a bit of admin.

Don't bother with much field kit (poncho / sleeping stuff etc) as you won't use it. Take a compass and map case though. You might need to find some extra weight for the CFT depending on capbadge. Need civvy clothes for going to the pub in the evenings, there are a few within easy reach of the camp and you'll need something to do.

Take a padlock for your locker (I was in one of the 20-man rooms which was pretty shite), remember flip-flops unless you like verrucas and athlete's foot. Head torch is useful in case you want to read after lights have been turned out.

You only needed 3 months payslips to prove your civvy wages when I went (last Nov), though if you have anything unusual in your pay then take a letter from your employer. I found a vaccination certificate before I went which got me out of a few jabs.

Also be prepared to be surprised at how shit some people are! 27 failed the very easy CFT out of about 100... shocking, would have thought that was bread and butter.
 
#13
Cheers for all the info guys. I just managed to get in touch with a guy from my unit who was at Chilwell in January, his advice was not to bother taking helmet & webbing as (as noted above) you will get a Mk6A given to you, and you get given one of these assault vest things which you can use for APWT etc.
 
#14
Jimw100 said:
Cheers for all the info guys. I just managed to get in touch with a guy from my unit who was at Chilwell in January, his advice was not to bother taking helmet & webbing as (as noted above) you will get a Mk6A given to you, and you get given one of these assault vest things which you can use for APWT etc.
The assault vest is totally shit and big enough to fit 2 of me inside. I'd take the webbing
 
#15
Jimw100 said:
Cheers for all the info guys. I just managed to get in touch with a guy from my unit who was at Chilwell in January, his advice was not to bother taking helmet & webbing as (as noted above) you will get a Mk6A given to you, and you get given one of these assault vest things which you can use for APWT etc.
And look a complete TIT! The only good thing about the vests are the pouches you can put on your Osprey!
 
#16
Here's a kit list for what's currently on issue at Chilwell. Please note that Mk7 lid and MTP may well be issued after Chilwell, reading the list. This was sent to me last night by a friendly Chilwell based SNCO, but he's not a storeman so I don't know if it will be the final one to be issued in a few weeks.

MTP-Not issued here we not getting it until July and there'll be delay before it gets issued as well. It is already in theatre though and getting issued there according to QM staff.

This is issue kit list: NON SIZED ITEMS; Cannisters x2, Camel Bak x1, Travel bag x1, Sleeping bag jungle x1, Sleeping liner x1, Compression sack x1, Cup drinking x1, Spectacles x1, Goggles x1, Bag linen x2, Rag sweat desert x3, Field pack x1, Shemagh x1, Head net insect x1, Snap link x1, Field dressing x2, Tourniquet x1, Ear protection x1, Belt high visibility x1.

CLOTHING ITEMS; Trousers desert x4, Jacket desert x4, Smock desert x4, T-shirt x4, Socks warm weather x4, CBT underwear x4, Hat desert x1, Gloves CBT x1, Shorts deserts x2, Sandals x1, Boots desert magnum x1, Boots desert Muindl x1, Boots desert Lowa x1, Desert belt x1, Armour combat vest x3. (I dont think you would get all 3 sets of boots but its a choice) Slide rank x1 pair, Pad protection x1 pair (infantry only) Armlet red cross x1 (Medics only) Boots safety x1 (REME, RE & Chefs only)

WINTER ISSUE; Jkt Gortex x1, Trs Gortex x1 (Gortex must be returned to RTMC) Windproof desert trousers x1, Jacket thermal x1, Trousers thermal x1, Boots cold weather x1, Cap cold weather x1, Socks artic x1, Mittens inner x1, mittens outer x1.

EQUIPMENT ISSUE: Plates protective x2, Filler CBA x1, Cover CBA x1, Helmet combat MK6a x1, Helmet cover desert x1, Bag textile x1, Tent section shelter desert x1, Cover rucksack desert x1, Mat sleeping x1, Assualt vest x1, Patrol pack 30litre x1, Light infrared transmitter x1, Respirator x1, Haversack respirator x1, Rucksack infantry x1, Pouch side rucksack x2.

Thats the entire kit list issue m8, I spoke to the storemen and they said that not all of it issued as many people turn up with there own stuff so don't need the whole lot. (exception being the helmet which would just get exchanged).
Jim, I'm guessing you're with us? ;) I'd certainly suggest taking what your local CoC has insisted you bring. Full PLCE, 2 sets of combats, respirator etc. Bouncing bomb dossbag in MFO box, Mk 6 lid left in Coy stores at home, but bring your helmet cover. That's all I can remember really :) (Stuff can be left in Tern Hill or stores while on tour). If you aren't with 2 R IRISH, I will certainly type up the kit list for Chilwell I was handed, with suggestions for MFO box et all.
 
#17
No, not with R Irish, but by the sounds of it everyone else at RTMC will be, so you'll be able to tell which one I am by the fact that I stand out like a sore thumb
 
#19
Red7 said:
What happens to the guys that fail stuff out of interest? Are they dropped or do they retake later?
Depends what you fail on if its fizz you may get put on remedial till you pass or at least significantly improve then it can be down to receiving unit as to whether they still want you as a fat nacker!
 
#20
Gaz3447 said:
Please note that Mk7 lid and MTP may well be issued after Chilwell, reading the list.
Having been there on Monday ... Mk7 issued at Chilwell if you are off to Herrick, 2 sets MTP currently being issued in theatre.

Boots desert magnum x1, Boots desert Muindl x1, Boots desert Lowa x1, (I dont think you would get all 3 sets of boots but its a choice)
You currently get Desert Magnums x1 and your choice of Meindl or Lowa. Unless you have small feet (especially the ladies), in which case you get 2x Lowa because they are the only ones they have in small or half sizes.

(exception being the helmet which would just get exchanged)
Now, thankfully, they are issuing you the Mk6A on flic and telling you to give your Mk6 back through your unit QM. Previously, it came on as a loan item from RTMC, like your ECBA.
 
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