I think its about
1 day sea survival- throwing yourself in horsea island lake and paddling about in a liferaft
3 days firefighting- doddle in the new gas rigs
1/2 day of bein gassed and NBC shenaigans
1/2 day of shoring and flooding in the DRIU - getting wet again
I think anyways, i did ISSC about 2 yrs ago which is similar
Yup, its now some sort of rule that all reservists have to be issued with anti-gas respirators because they don't like giving them out on the BSSC.
I expect the regulars would probably be able to correct me here if I'm wrong, but I believe that normally the regulars get ALL their kit and gear issued during their basic training at HMS Raleigh. So when reserves go to do their BSSC the stores personnel are often unhappy about giving away their precious respirators. How did that famous line go? "Stores are for storing, not for issuing".
I've been told that its now impossible to get on a BSSC without an AGR, and if anybody does somehow manage to appear without one, they'll simply be returned to unit.
Don't know if this is strictly true - I think if you arrive without AGR you will complete everything else but will fail the course due to inability to complete the CBRN aspect (I know that was the score with ISSC a few years ago)
Great course!!!!! 5 days of fun, fun, fun! Loved the firefighting never done it before the rest I have done before. Got gassed for the first time, so at least I know now my rezzy works! haha. The best course I have been on so far.