Army Training

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17/06/2013 at 11:36

It would indeed, basic training anyway I think trade is blandford. Better know that for certain before my interview lol. I just had an idea. I'm going to replace weds training with a 30 mile bike ride so I don't over train. I wish I could cycle my 1.5. Would be easy. 

 

17/06/2013 at 21:58

I think it is OK to combine cycling with running the two compliment each other (he says after a steady 100k). But if you want to become a better runner you have got to run. But if I do too much, I know all about it! (and reach for the ibuprofen)

Silly question, please do not take it the wrong way, but do you know the difference between the REME and the Royal Engineers? Just stuff that you need to know before your interview

Edited: 17/06/2013 at 22:00
17/06/2013 at 22:08

Yeah royal engineers minus education = REME. Hahaha. Royal electrical and mechanical engineers.  I've done a fair bit of research and REME is for me. I'm a mechanical engineer at the moment, a cnc miller. Royal engineers are more bridge builders etc. didn't really fickle my tancy. You an ex-serviceman? 

18/06/2013 at 07:09

From an ex squaddie good luck with basic (don't volunteer for anything ) hope you get in to your chosen Regiment.We used to run in boots and webbing as on the battle field you can't change your footwear  so it wouldn't be a bad idea to do a short run with them inc a backpack,just too get used to it

The first 4 weeks are the toughest after that they will slack off a bit but your fitness will be a large part of what will get you through ..good luck I hope it goes well

18/06/2013 at 12:55

What regiment were you? Did you love army life?

18/06/2013 at 13:57

(QLR) Queens Lancashire Regiment in the mid 80s we had SLR's then (Self Loading Rifle) not the SA80 you will be using,the worst posting was Northern Ireland (2 tours)

I loved some of the Army life but like any job it has its good bits (shooting at things,travel,mates,nights out your remember/nights you havn't got the foggiest but do have pictures ) and the bad,guard duty,cold nights in the field,cleaning everything

Think of it as job and you will be ok but one with a very difficult probationary period (first 3 months) my advice

Don't volunteer (e.g asked if anyone can drive ? well drive yourself to the toilets and get them cleaned)

Parade Ground ..This is sacred DO NOT WALK OVER IT !! walk around it

Its a Weapon not a gun and its not for fun (see Full Metal Jacket)

Learn to eat fast in Basic (or stick it on a butty and eat while marching)

Do not Tick Tock on Parade

Know your left from your right

Listen to your instructors especially on the ranges

Always have your weapon facing down the ranges (as you could blow someones head off)

Let go of grenades (yes it happens)

Count your shots (no deadman clicks here please)

I could go on ..but next to school it can be the best days of your life,the confidence you will gain,no such thing as I can't anymore ...and what ever you do ....

 

 

 

 

DO NOT JOIN THE F....ING NAVY ....

18/06/2013 at 14:26

I spent 8 years in the army and left in 2008, sit ups before the run will help, core exercises and proper squats!

18/06/2013 at 15:36

What is wrong with the navy?


Heard of the wall test?

They put potential navy recruits in front of an 10ft wall;

If they successfully work together to climb over the wall - Navy

If they try to fight their way through the wall - Marine

19/06/2013 at 06:13

My dad is ex-RAF and I've already been told that navy = being disowned lol. I really hope I get into the army. I've just quit smoking too so hopefully my run time will get shorter quickly. I just hope I'm not an old fart at 25! I've just added circuits into my training 3x a week so fingers crossed I'll be able to keep up with the whipper snappers!

19/06/2013 at 07:00
SideBurn wrote (see)

What is wrong with the navy?


Heard of the wall test?

They put potential navy recruits in front of an 10ft wall;

If they successfully work together to climb over the wall - Navy

If they try to fight their way through the wall - Marine

19/06/2013 at 07:04
Sian Flahant wrote (see)

My dad is ex-RAF and I've already been told that navy = being disowned lol. I really hope I get into the army. I've just quit smoking too so hopefully my run time will get shorter quickly. I just hope I'm not an old fart at 25! I've just added circuits into my training 3x a week so fingers crossed I'll be able to keep up with the whipper snappers!


Yes you will be seen as an old fogey but don't worry we saw the more mature candidates found basic easier to get through ..think about your passing out parade during any low points

Good luck


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