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how often do you get to go home during basic training?

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According to this site, http://www.army.mod.uk/linkedfiles/atr/ ... gramme.pdf, you only get to go home once for 4 days during the regular army basic training.

Is that true?

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#2 Post by mark.f »

Yes mate I'm pretty sure it's true I think it's week 7 you get your long weekend, then you get another break at the end of training.

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#3 Post by adamdt »

Damn that sounds tough. I'd get well homesick.

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#4 Post by robbiedont »

adamdt wrote:damn that sounds tough. Id get well homesick.
What are you going to do when you go on tour for 6 months????

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This is for my benefit, after training what is the time off like?

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#6 Post by MonsterMunch »

I did 8 weeks basic in the Navy and didn't get any time off. Quite a few people got homesick I must say.

If it's anything like us, we can go home most weekends. Set off on a Friday afternoon and have to be back by Monday morning (so usually a Sunday night thing). Also, you get 7 weeks of leave a year (2 for Christmas, 2 for Easter and 3 for summer) as well as UPT (unprogrammed time) where you may be able to take leave.

I don't know how duties in the Army work though so I'm sure they'll come in to play, as you'll be working some weekends...

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#7 Post by flighty »

My lad got a long weekend off after 6 weeks into basic (Artillery) as did his mate from school (Engineers.)

Might have changed now but don't hold your breath.

The difference in the both of them after such a seemingly short time was staggering!

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#8 Post by Stinky »

So far in week 16 I have had 1 day off after parents day, 2 weeks off for Christmas and a long weekend this coming Easter. I think other holidays are summer etc. Train fare's paid for.

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#9 Post by agapito »

Met a guy doing his basic training at pirbright and he had 4 days off out of 11 weeks.

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#10 Post by Stinky »

Most of the time it's up to you if you want to go home on weekends.

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