Which ATR?

Right, well I'm sitting the Nursing board mid January and have been told that I'll be starting basic training around May time next year at ATR Winchester, but having read some of these posts it seems that female recruits no longer do their basic training at this ATR, however all of the information I've been given says that all the Medical Corps do basic in Winchester.
So basically now I'm confused as to where I will be doing my basic training as I am female and going into a Medical Corps.
Can anyone enlighten me as to where the hell I'm likely to be :?
Cheers :)


War Hero
ATR Pirbright in Surrey
quite simpily because all female recruits regardless of cap badge now do basic at ATR pirbright


War Hero
Would love to see Bad Girls Army on TV.

BT Xxx
I was also told that it would be at Winchester, when did it get changed to Pirbright? (not disbelieveing anything, just interested!!)

cheers x

DKDH - i should be on this one, maybe see ya there!!
That's interesting... I'm starting my basic at Winchester on the 8th, but was originally going to Pirbright. I'm RLC, so fcuk knows what happened there! I am male, by the way.
batmanwasjesus- You'll be going to Winchester now because only girlies like myself go to Pirbright now. So that means no males, like you, will be able to go there and so obviously you had to be move to another ATR. Shame that they don't allow lads an girls to do basic together any more though :(

whats_this_all_aboot- Are you sitting the nursing board in January? Or were you meaning that you'll be starting basic in May? :?
Oh right, what job have you gone for? If I don't pass the Nursing selection board then I'll be going RAMC too, will be going CMT then.
Anyway good luck with basic, hope it all goes well for you :)


males are still training at pirbright just not in the same troops as the girls. Pirbright takes RLC. theres loads of lads at pirbright joining RLC. it takes all the females, theres alot of female medics in my troop. don't be shitting it, the trainings fine. i wasn't especiall yfit before i started but they get u fit. good luck
dont_rememba_didnt_happen said:
Shame that they don't allow lads an girls to do basic together any more though :(

Yeah, shin splints, the lads carrying all your gear on exercise, a real shame.

Its changed to be 'more progressive' training for females as we were breaking them by training them too hard. End result will probably mean even more unfit females but there you go. Liability and all that.


dont_rememba_didnt_happen said:
If I don't pass the Nursing selection board then I'll be going RAMC too, will be going CMT then.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Why not go HCA, gotta be better than CMT
I've just finished my basic at atr pirbright. There were both males and females training at Pirbright, they just didn't train together in the same platoons, troops etc .. so in that sense females didn't train together with males. Also there were quite a few RLC troops coming through the weeks by the time I left (i can think of three?) So I don't know why you've been sent to Winchester lol? who knows! merry xmas all anyways !! :)


males n females train seperatly because of reasons stated above.. shin splints// but mainly stress fractures.. that doesnt take away the whole "equal army" policy.. females are by fact the weaker sex. the only thing that goes against it is the **** fraternization policy where males and females cant even look at eachother. it gets better in phase two though.

for the person who asked.. all females started going to Pirbright in April '06

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