Category: Military

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Ph1 Week 14 Pass Off

Pass Off Week!   After what seems to have been the longest 14 weeks of my life, the time came to finally pass off as a British Army soldier.   First off, the long...

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Ph1 Week 13 – Ex Final Fling

The week that everyone in training raved on about finally dawned on us. Ex Final Fling was the last hurdle before we Pass Off (graduate). The weekend before the storm was spent sorting and...

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Ph1 Week 12

Continuation post of my Phase 1 Army Training series… (3 years late). Back to Camp After our 2 weeks summer leave, we resumed our training in Pirbright. With only 2 more weeks left til we...

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Ph1 Week 11

Resuming this WAY overdue series of posts… Here’s Week 11 of my Ph1 Basic Training  Our training coincided with the Annual Summer Leave, which meant that the camp went on a staggered leave. Half...

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Ph1 Week 10

Soldier Development Wing – Sennybridge   A week in Wales away from the walls of Pirbright to taste what Adventure Training is about. We trekked across the Black Mountains, traversed through caves and had...

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Ph1 Week 9

Week 9 The lull of the routine was broken in Delhi Troop with Baker and Gough getting into trouble for heckling some younger crows from their section window. The said crow had gone to...

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Rock Climbing AT in Bavaria 2013

In January this year (2013), our band went on Adventure Training in Capel Curig, Wales. While the majority of us went hill walking in the nigh frigid weather, me and the other 2 of...

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Ph1 Week 8

That weekend of being away from camp the first time in 7 weeks was certainly welcomed! Despite not really needing to wake up early, I found myself awake at 0600! Admittedly, it was odd...

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Ph1 Week 7

We worked up for a Sgt’s block inspection on the Monday to then prepare us for the OC’s (rank: Major) inspection on Wednesday. Pass it and we go on a much needed long weekend...

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Ph1 Week 6

Moving onwards to Week 6 of Phase 1 training… Apart from the usual routines of PT, foot drills, map reading, LF and DCCT exercises, we had bayonet training this week. When we bumped into...