Just curious. I'm applying for the Paras, and passed ADSC about 3 weeks ago (after having initiated my application more than a year before that,) but the ACIO say they're still waiting for a date. Other posts on Arrse suggest that most people get their dates quite soon after ADSC, particularly when joining the infantry. I would've thought that once they know someone has passed ADSC, it would be a simple matter of looking on the system for an open slot for the CIC and booking a date? But apart from this latest delay in my personal application saga, the whole process seems ridiculously convoluted and lengthy. All the steps are fair enough - form filling, medical forms, interview, ADSC, etc. But why the months and months of waiting in between? I keep reading how understaffed the Army is (particularly the infantry,) so why on earth does it take so long just to get started with training?