What Kit?

#1
I am going to chilwell in January and would like to know what kit I will get issued, Also what mil kit I should take with me. Days to do are getting few. So I would realy like some info on what kit I will get there. ie sleeping bag helmet etc.
 
#3
I am going to chilwell in January and would like to know what kit I will get issued, Also what mil kit I should take with me. Days to do are getting few. So I would realy like some info on what kit I will get there. ie sleeping bag helmet etc.
Take uniform x 2, webbing,dossbag,warm kit/waterproofs for your military kit.

You will struggle to carry the amount of kit issued, you will get another doss bag, but maybe not til a day or two later and it might be a summer one.

The heating in your accomodation block may not be working.
 
#8
Do what Golden did, turn up with kit you haven't been or wouldn't be issued, that Ultimate Survival Kit by BCB is only £24.99 off the shelf and Webtex do some real IRR-unfriendly chest rigs.
 
#10
And really good kit like A 41's the mighty 432 and non waterproof /breathable clothing. Heavy tinned scoff and all the rest .
 
#12
Take uniform x 2, webbing,dossbag,warm kit/waterproofs for your military kit.

You will struggle to carry the amount of kit issued, you will get another doss bag, but maybe not til a day or two later and it might be a summer one.

The heating in your accomodation block may not be working.
I'd say bergan & helmet too you might need then to do a CFT before you get issued the new gear.

Most the kit your going to get issued will be MTP which you won't wear till you get out there and you won't get warm kit 'cus you'll be getting the summer issue
 
#13
I'd say bergan & helmet too you might need then to do a CFT before you get issued the new gear.

Most the kit your going to get issued will be MTP which you won't wear till you get out there and you won't get warm kit 'cus you'll be getting the summer issue
I forgot to mention to take your empty bergen, for putting some of the kit they issue you in and for the CFT, the CFT is towards the end of the second week so you shouldn't need to take your helmet, you can wear the one they issue you on the range. Not sure if they issue MTP yet as it's still fairly new in July we got the old deserts, but got MTP at unit, with some bits in theatre.
 
#14
sorry omitted a few words should have said your helmet so you can 1 for 1 swap it for a mk7 at the stores and the bergan for the CFT.

You know more than me 17thSeptember1944 by the sounds of things I was posted to Chilwell on the Sapper side but got posted away from there a couple of years ago now so just trying to drag up a few hazy memories.

I know as we handed over to 16AA in the summer they'd all been issued MTP with the rest of the kit. And both time's I got a new helmet (6-6a on H8 & 6a-7 on H12) I had them 1 for 1 swapped so if the OP has already got a 6 or 6a he might have to do the same?
 
#15
The trouble, or good thing is depending on your point of view is that things are moving on at a fast pace.

The kit to take with you should be unchanged, but the kit you get at Chilwell and in unit will be more upto date, you may also get even newer kit in theatre too, but at some stage you do actually get it.

So don't go buying blast proof pants, laser light modules, MTP dayscks, etc, etc
 
#16
The screws have been known to show favouritism to those recruits who are loud and gobby and walty
Yeah! dead right, remember to tell all instructors after every lesson that you have done it all before and that you are bored. That will get on the promotion ladder from the off!
 
#17
The trouble, or good thing is depending on your point of view is that things are moving on at a fast pace.

The kit to take with you should be unchanged, but the kit you get at Chilwell and in unit will be more upto date, you may also get even newer kit in theatre too, but at some stage you do actually get it.

So don't go buying blast proof pants, laser light modules, MTP dayscks, etc, etc
Thanks for the info guys, I just wish chilwell could put in JI's what you (actually)need. It can't be that hard...can it!
 
#18
Oh c'mon, it's way to difficult to produce an itemised issue list with the winter issue as an add on let alone a kit required list both of which would be really helpful to IAs.
 
#19
Oh c'mon, it's way to difficult to produce an itemised issue list with the winter issue as an add on let alone a kit required list both of which would be really helpful to IAs.
I've tried to no avail to get an up to date list of the Black Bag contents to save on me buying/bringing stuff that'll be duplicated to that end, is there anyone who has mobilised through or who works at Chilwell who can provide an itemised list.......TIA

BTW I've checked the Soldier Mag link etc, they just provide an overview.

If I can type it, anyone bugger can!! lol

Hopefully this isnt breaking any opsec/rules etc

Here goes...
Rifle with new foregrip/pop out bipod
Susat
6 plastic mags with windows
6 magpuls
Speedloader
Sling
Cleaning Kit
CBA, Cover, Plates
Mk6A Helmet
MTP + Des Helmet cover
Des shelter sheet and bag
MTP Bergan + Daysack Covers
MTP Ammunition Grab Bag (Man Bag)
Self Inflating Roll Mat (Thermarest style)
MTP Daysack (Karrimor)
Gerber Crucifix, Gerber Torch and Silva Headtorch
IR Transmitter (Mockingbird??)
2 Respirator Canisters
Des Camelbak
Black Kit Bag
Jungle Sleeping Bag, Compression Sack, Liner
Black Thermal Mug
Goggles
Safety Specs
2 Washing Bags
3 Sweat rags
Shemagh
Insect Head Net
Big Carabiner
2 Field Dressings
Tourniquet
Ear PLugs
Hiviz Belt
Large + Medium Towels (Quick drying special towels)
Boot Brush
Knee Pads (I got the old style for some reason)
4 Tshirts
5 Socks
4 Boxers
2 Des Gloves
2 Des Shorts
Sandles
Des Magnums
Des Meindles or Lowas (Infantry get 1 of each or 2 of 1, everyone else gets 1 or the other, I chose Meindles)
Black Steel Toe Cap Magnums (I'm a VM, think chefs get them too)
Des Belt
4 MTP shirts (I'm on a summer tour, for some reason winter tour get 3 MTP + 1 Des)
4 MTP Trousers (I'm on a summer tour, for some reason winter tour get 3 MTP + 1 Des)
2 MTP Smocks
3 MTP UBACS
1 Pair of MTP Rank Slides
1 Hat with neck flap

From Memory Winter Tour also get -
Softie Jct + Trs
Des Goretex Jct + Trs
Black Proboots
DPM Deputy Dawg Goretex Hat


I wish this list was here before I went to Chilwell!!

And also, all you do at Chilwell is MATTS, so all the kit you need is fairly normal.

Annoyingly you do not get told any of this before Chilwell, they say they are trying to get a kit list/program put into the joining instructions.

As far as I know everyone gets the middle weekend off.

Do not bring your own car unless there is no other way of getting there. A few of my lot did and we had to take them home on the middle weekend (a 300 mile each way trip for me) and make our own way back.

The rooms are basic 8 man rooms, with 1 and a half wardrobes to share between 2, and a wee chest of drawers. Duvets, covers, sheets, 2 pillows, and pillow cases are provided.

Be prepared to spend ALOT of time waiting in queues/monging it so bring books and ipod wherever you go, especially on the first couple of days. Day 1 is Medical and Dental, Day 2 is J1 (Pay and admin) and J4 (QM's), Or vice-versa.

Make sure you can pass a PFT (Bleep test instead of a run if its snowy/icy) and a CFT or you will have to stay an extra week in Chilwell doing remedial PT. TBH if you cant pass both you shouldnt be there, it was worrying the amount of people that failed on mine.

Also I would advise getting a quick checkup at your own dentist a couple of weeks before you go so you have nothing to worry about, and time to sort anything out that needs done.


Hopefully this is of help to anyone going down to Chilwell, and good luck!!
 
#20
Thanks Evo, I've got that I was being sarcastic about the lack of one attached to the JIs
 
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