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by OrcinusOrca
Sat 07 Aug, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Army Bricklayers
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Re: Army Bricklayers

Most artisan trades in the Engineers do combat engineering before their trade, alot don't touch their trade for years and then it comes up and you're expected to know everything about it. On tour it depends on the type of tour your unit is doing and how good you are at your trade. Why not branch out...
by OrcinusOrca
Sun 01 Nov, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: max BMI for the army
Replies: 14
Views: 7611

My BMI was 30.5 when i joined, they asked me to lean up but i passed everything at selection, my BMI now is 26.6 after 14 weeks in phase 1.
by OrcinusOrca
Wed 24 Jun, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: may not get past selection test's
Replies: 20
Views: 13328

15-17 pull ups is good as long as you're doing them properly. You should be fine on the bodyweight exercises you might need to work on your strength for the dynamic/static lifts if you're bothered about scoring well at selection.
by OrcinusOrca
Wed 24 Jun, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: may not get past selection test's
Replies: 20
Views: 13328

Hopefully the selection centre pass you but they may want you to see a specialist to decide whether you're healthy enough to serve. Good luck.
by OrcinusOrca
Sun 21 Jun, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: runing issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2416

I sometimes feel sick whilst running and sometimes feel like shitting myself. I'm sure this is down to eating before you run, if you leave plenty of time say 3 hours before you run its not so bad. The psychological side of running always gets me before my body gives up, i need to find a way of getti...
by OrcinusOrca
Thu 18 Jun, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: may not get past selection test's
Replies: 20
Views: 13328

I was just thinking you don't want to give this guy false hope. By the sounds of it his teeth are pretty bad and we all know how critical the armed forces are when it comes to medicals.
by OrcinusOrca
Thu 18 Jun, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: may not get past selection test's
Replies: 20
Views: 13328

They didn't check my teeth when I went although I believe they do at Phase 1? Just go to your dentist and get it sorted. They should've checked your teeth, they checked mine. If you can't chew food that's obviously going to be a problem and people get deferred for a lot less. Why would the army hav...
by OrcinusOrca
Mon 25 May, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Routes to get into the specilisation of diving?
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

Would'nt the best route to get into diving be the quickest? So perhaps a shorter phase 3 trade would be ideal, something like ME Driver. I talked to an ex-royal engineer diving instructor about the process, sounds tough: "Once you join the engineers you can apply to become a diver, and you will...
by OrcinusOrca
Tue 19 May, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Offical Army Sit Ups
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

Re: Offical Army Sit Ups

I understand that you have to do 50 sit ups min. in 2 mins when joining the army. are this assissted, with a bar/bench etc or unassissted cos i can do 50 with a bar but not one damn unassissted one. from what people have said to me on here. you do not need to do any sit ups or push ups to pass sele...
by OrcinusOrca
Tue 03 Mar, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Reccomend a Diet
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Losing fat/ weight: The basics: 1.Smaller meals more often 2.Lots of water 3.Avoid eating close to bed time (within 2 hours) 4.Early morning runs (cardio not trips to the toilet) 5.High protein/ lower your carbs (but becareful with constipation, make sure you keep your fibre high) 6. Avoid high satu...
by OrcinusOrca
Sat 14 Feb, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: adsc Lichfield 19/02/09
Replies: 4
Views: 1818

Going back again on the 17th-18th of Feb, i was deferred on the medical the first time back in December. Around 7 or 8 of us were deferred at the medical stage. Get some good sleep the night before, alot of people were nodding off during the medical. Good luck.
by OrcinusOrca
Mon 09 Feb, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Ok, listen up
Replies: 13
Views: 3015

Welcome. :D

Tell us what the novel is all about and where does the British Army come into it?
by OrcinusOrca
Sat 27 Dec, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

I don't see how you could fail the interview not on performance anyway, if you said you'd murdered someone thats probably a fail but apart from that you're good. Just dress smartly, be honest, but try to upsell yourself. The first interview is probably with your recruiter, the second is with a highe...
by OrcinusOrca
Sun 14 Dec, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ADSC lichfield station
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

I'm hoping to join the RE as a geo or surveyor not sure yet. If everything goes to plan then my intake would be in april sometime i think. The train im taking goes to Lichfield TV before it goes to city as far as im aware so i'll just get off at LTV.
by OrcinusOrca
Sat 13 Dec, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ADSC lichfield station
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

ADSC lichfield station

I have my ADSC at Lichfield on monday 15th Dec, i was reading about which station i should be at and it seems they pick you up from Trent Valley station but on my rail warrant it says Lichfield city. Did my recruiter put the wrong information in on the warrant or should i just get off at city statio...