Basic Training Entry Test for the Army

The new Basic Training Entry Test for the Army is designed to be a better reflection of the types of tasks that you will use in the Army, testing physical fitness and strength. The testing consists of 3 separates exercises; the medicine throw ball, the mid-thigh pull...
Beards in the RAF

Beards in the RAF

Since September 1st 2019, men are now allowed to grow a smart, trimmed beard in the Military. The relaxation in policies aims to encourage diversity in the recruitment process and allow members of the Armed Forces to have more control over their own appearance. The...
Russell Hobbs Steam Iron

Russell Hobbs Steam Iron

During phase 1 training, no matter whether it be RAF Halton, ITC Catterick, HMS Raleigh and many more. Most have never touched an iron before. Many people burn their uniform when they start off. This can cause much unneeded stress during your time at basic training....
Ironing tips to help you through training

Ironing tips to help you through training

Chances are if you are joining the British military you may not have ever touched an iron before. You may even be sitting in the AFCO right now, thinking am I the only one that can’t iron. Some have, but most have not. Ironing takes practise and will take a lot of...
New Army Physical Fitness Test for Combat Roles

New Army Physical Fitness Test for Combat Roles

After 20 years of the same British military fitness test, the Army has decided to update its methods. The New Army Physical Fitness Test began in 2019, and they have named the new programme the In Service Physical Employment Standards (PES). It was created to be...
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