Good luck to the both of you, hope all goes well for you
Im currently doing my medical and fitness tests for the RAF so wont be long before i have to go for basic training either
This thread reminded me, I have to start working out! I am already in pretty good shape, but I have two years and there is always something to improve!
Walking and running with a back pack in boots with something to simulate a rifle will help you more Start with a light 10-15 kg pack. 5 km run and not less than 10 km hikes. You can also do the Cooper-test once in a while. I am sure you will run into this test at some point.
We have Cooper-tests at the beginning and the end of our school year. And the walking in heavy gear with a gun is already taken care of I just started airsofting, and my gear weighs a lot. The webbing itself holds all my magazines, ammo, food, parka, rainshroudthing, and water. Add to that, helmet and flak vest and a heavy full metal G3 AEG. We own a lot of forest, so the 10km hike with all the gear is possible without causing sensitive people to freak out, I might even try it out next week!
Hi Haydn and Danny,
All the best to both of you in all you do in the service, there area lot of us old squaddies here on the forum who can tell you what is right and wrong. You will both be find soldiers and make your families proud, Keep your eyes and ears open and your arses down, take care lads.
Just thought I would post a little update on how my career is going, I passed out of basic training on the 19th of this month alongside the same guys I started with over 3 months ago Phase two for me starts a week from today, fortunately I now get the weekends off so I'll be able to stop by here more often and hopefully join the RRPG guys on a dig at somepoint now that I'm not hundreds of miles away
Congratulations! Job well done!