If anyone has any questions I'm open to them!
Good effort, hope all is going well for you and your fellow compulsory companions.If anyone has any questions I'm open to them!
Are male and female recruits integrated in training or are they separated ever?1. I would learn to iron & fold to A4 quickly. It is not the hardest thing. However it really makes a huge difference if you can master it early. Speed is key. I am fit so this hasn't been an issue, however people who can't do Phys/swim get a lot of their kit preparation time taken from them to train. Also learn the ranks if you can.
2. Communication with home is easy, every night after dinner you pretty much get your phone (1730ish), however some lads abuse this by spending all their free time speaking with girl friends etc and this has cost a few of them. (My advice here is buy a good set of earphones with a microphone, you are only allowed them in one ear at a time, and this allows you to iron whilst on the phone.
3. There is WiFi but it isn't worth the hassle and is only on sometimes. 4G is available, I would recommend getting a half decent data package.
4. I would say up until this weekend I've had extremely little spare time if any. Everyone who seems to have time to watch dvds etc have failed things. You are given a lot of time to do as you please, but if you have a brain you will spend it doing personal organisation.
5. We had 50 (25 port 25 Starboard), Port is now 20 and starboard is 20. We had 1 no show, 1 person arrived injured (fractured ankles) he got discharged, 2 people arrived with d&v (diarrhoea & vomiting) they got back classed, then a guy got discharged when we went to the doctor's for having double vision. One person got discharged at wet and dry for have eczema, 3 people were back classed due to failing the week four kit muster (they called home a lot and liked dvds). One person PVR'd because he only wanted to do the militarisation then apply to be a boarder control officer.
We have 2 Scots (including me), about 9 people from St Vincent and 1 person from Switzerland, everyone else is from England. (lots of people here right now from the Carribbean in all the other classes as well.
6. A lot of good stuff here, Piers Cellars was really good (mainly because morale was high) same with wet and dry, a lot of people hate it, however it can be enjoyable. The worst thing for me is either the never ending ironing and folding just to have it thrown around or IMF (The gym), I love Phys but IMF is designed to be confusing, stressful and uncomfortable. China Fleet was amazing, a day at a spa, I played squash, golf and spent the rest of the day in a sauna.
I am looking forward to all the excersises, such as Dartmoor & Havoc, also getting to phase two will be good. Everyone is not looking forward to the week 7 kit muster, a lot of people are on their final warnings and just squeaked past week 4 kit muster, I feel a few lads will be getting sent back.
Nope, you will wear shirt and trousers for your PO’s dinner. If you get ashore after Exercise Hidden Dragon you will have the opportunity to purchase some civvies.Maybe for the dinner at the end then. However I haven't brought any civie clothes outside of what I wore when I arrived. (Also boxers).
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