Please can someone help me - my son will be 16 at the end of march and is hoping to join the army as what used to be called a boy soldier!! - I think!! He has read through all the Barb tests etc - can you tell me what kind of fitness level would be expected - I am going round in circles - one place says 1.5 mile run in 15 mins another says 10.30mins!! W<are having family discussions!!! as to what will be expected of him. Also is there anything else he can do to prepare - he will possibly be going to the 14 week army school or the 42 week school - will this affect what his fitness needs to be? We understand he will have to have his Barb tests, return for an interview and will then be told where - if anywhere he will be going. Any help would be very much appreciated, as he has wanted to go into the army since he was 5 years old and now the time for taking the tests gets nearer, I am worried for him he wont be accepted. Thank you for any sensible answers.