We are sending a team for the first time and even though we have not yet had the official docs we have heard the following. Apparently over the 2 days we have to use a 9mm Pistol, SA80 and the LSW. I also heard that we have to throw grenades?. Also there is an assault course to do. On the Saturday evening there is an official function and we have to wear No1's. We are going to be given the full details over the next couple of days so if anything changes then will let you know. It will also be combats over the 2 days. Hope this is of some use.
It's a formal mess dinner so its Officers/Senior Rates 2B's, Junior Rates No.1's, although I did manage to negotiate lounge suits for JR's only if they did not wish to bring their No.1's. The Â£50 is for the hire of the range/equipment and also the dinner in the evening. Sadly these days everything is in the hands of Civvies so we have to pay fo everything. Please be aware accommodation is austair (even for the officers, regardless of rank), as the regular army have first call on the main accommodation . Redford barracks is the primary accommodation for those army units pre deploying to Iraq/Afganistan.