The general framework of training is pretty rigid so most divisions will have largely the same experience. Sometimes certain things may be changed up a little bit, like days swapped or certain things missed but generally speaking they’ll just go ahead with most things unless the weather is really, really, really bad. I’m pretty sure our DIs said they’d done Dartmoor in the snow before. It could be bitterly cold or searingly hot and they’ll still go ahead with most things unless it’d pose a danger, all they’ll say is “hydrate” or “wrap up warm”. We did phys in rain and wind that everyone assumed was way too much to the point our DIs joked that it’d been cancelled for that day. We still did it, and outside. Basically, I think the weather would have to be abnormally hot or cold for them to cancel certain evolutions, especially important exercises or classes.Glad you saw it through - sounds like out was really tough.
Thanks so much for the detailed write up, really helpful.
My son is due to start basic training in January; do you (or anyone else on here) know how rigidly the weekly pattern is adhered too? I’m wondering what will happen if it gets really cold or even snows?! I guess he’ll just be issued with cold weather gear and told to crack on… which I’m sure he’ll be fine with, it’s just the mum in me worrying!
Also as much as it is hard I probably felt the homesickness hit harder for me than a lot of other people in my division, there were some of the younger lads who fared a lot better than me so I wouldn’t worry too much. The intial first one or two weeks might be rough but your son will more than likely settle in quickly enough.