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by skidloaf
Sat 09 Jan, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ATR Discussions
Replies: 51
Views: 41048

So, trains permitting, I'm off down to Bassingbourn tomorrow to start phase 1 training.
Just want to say thanks to all the moderators and anyone else thats given me advice on here. And to everyone waiting to join, be patient and train hard!
by skidloaf
Sun 27 Dec, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ATR Discussions
Replies: 51
Views: 41048

Anyone off to Bassingborne on the 10th of January?
by skidloaf
Sun 27 Dec, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Your Oath
Replies: 58
Views: 10039

Hi all. Sorry to open another old post. I've got my oath on the 4th of January. I'm aware it only takes 5 minutes, in and out kinda thing (that's what she said) but my Dad is asking if he can come along. He's ex Army and he's taking a real interest in my joining up, which is a good thing. I'm not su...
by skidloaf
Tue 15 Dec, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Political Affairs
Topic: Homosexuality in the military - Opinions or experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 14852

I have a very close friend who left the Army due to bullying - for being gay - and this was about 5 years ago. His room was trashed on several occasions and at the worst point someone tried to strangle him in his room. I think its disgusting that people are so small minded to think that being gay is...
by skidloaf
Tue 01 Dec, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ADSC Discussions
Replies: 386
Views: 152724

grantdw - When I went for selection no tracksuit was provided, we did everything in our own shorts/t-shirt. This was inthe middle of summer though so take a tracksuit too. Kolkol - Your runtime sounds good. It obviously depends on what job you're going for though. You won't do pushups or sit ups at ...
by skidloaf
Mon 30 Nov, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: application being delayed until january :(
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Liam, whats your diet, if you don't mind me asking?
by skidloaf
Sat 28 Nov, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Glasses?
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

I'm going to refresh this as I would'nt mind knowing either.
by skidloaf
Mon 09 Nov, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: maybe fubar... Legion?
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

Yeah, just to echo the two previous posts, the Legion doesn't take criminals. Very tight checks etc. (unless you're JCVD, then they'll let you back in)
Take your punishment. All could be well and you'll get to join the Army.
by skidloaf
Sat 07 Nov, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Recommended Media
Topic: Can anybody reccomend a book??
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

Not sure if it's the kind of thing you're after but it's a bloody good read:
Making a killing. 'tis about security contractors in Iraq......yeah, not what you asked for. I'll go back to my hole.
by skidloaf
Sat 07 Nov, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: 1.5 mile times?
Replies: 33
Views: 7183

You should'nt worry too much about your first run time. Mine was piss poor when I first started running and I was running nearly every day and doing a best effort 1.5 once a week. I then got some advice to just do best effort 1.5 every other day and rest inbetween. First timed run after this was ove...
by skidloaf
Tue 03 Nov, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Geo Tech question.
Replies: 3
Views: 2484

hey. My first choice used to be Geo Tech....until I spoke to someone down the local TA centre. He said its a great job if you like playing on google earth and photocopiers all day.
AFCO or a TA centre will be a good place to ask if no one on here can help.
by skidloaf
Tue 27 Oct, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ADSC Fitness Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

in short:
You don't need them for ADSC. You do need them for Phase 1.
by skidloaf
Tue 27 Oct, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ADSC Fitness Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

Hello mate , to add to some answers that had already bn thrown in . The Army requires every new recuit to be able to do: Age- 17-25 ( minimums :44 press ups , 50 push ups , 3 proper pull ups, 1.5 mile run under 14 minutes for the male Age 26-33 will be less in some cases or same as above. This is t...
by skidloaf
Mon 26 Oct, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ADSC Fitness Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

To be fair I thought that before I went but take my word for it. The only time over the weekend when we had to do any pushups was after the 2.4km run and that was only as a punishment for people talking. That was a s a whole group though, not individual. There were some guys who couldnt keep up and ...
by skidloaf
Mon 26 Oct, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Tips for Ice-breaker?
Replies: 17
Views: 25559

Just don't worry about it. By the time you do it you will have had plenty of time to get chatting with other lads so it won't feel like you're talking to complete strangers. The 2 minutes will fly by. Even if you only say a little about each bullet point, 2 minutes is barely enough. I could've talke...