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Pre-Recruit RAF Fitness Programme

The Royal Air Force has set up a RAF fitness programme so that you are ready for the two fitness tests in your RAF Application process, and for the start of your Phase One training course. The 12-week fitness programme, will will help you get up to a minimum level of...

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RAF Application Process

The Royal Air Force (RAF) need talented and committed people to help them function effectively, and they have developed a selection process to ensure they find them. Each stage of the RAF Application Process has been designed to help the RAF to identify people who are...

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RAF Halton Basic Training 2020 – Week by Week Guide

Recruit RAF Basic training 2020 at RAF Halton lasts ten weeks and each day is different. Each day you will learn new skills and face new challenges. There will be a big change in the recruit as they develop their skills and become an important part of a professional...

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What Happens at RAF Basic Training?

Initial military training has the common aim across all the services of taking civilians and preparing them for life in the Army, Navy or RAF. What Happens at RAF Basic Training?  A high proportion of the new recruits are adolescents, and the idea is to introduce them...

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Tips on what to bring to BRTC

In this article, we look at past experiences to create a list of useful ideas on what to bring and do to your RAF Basic Training, RAF Phase 1 at RAF Halton. Shaving Gel is easier to keep clean for inspection and the pressurised shaving foam cans can leak throughout...

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RAF Citizen requirements

To be able to apply for RAF Basic Training or any RAF job, you must be a: British Citizen British National British/Dual National Commonwealth Citizen Irish Republic National If you do not fall into one these categories, you are ineligible to join the RAF. For security...

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Use of the social media online

RAF Basic Training Social Media Responsibility - social networking sites are great for keeping in touch with family and friends, and letting the world know what you’re up to. But be extra careful if you have identified yourself as being a member of the military or an...

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How to Get to RAF Halton

RAF Halton, Aylesbury Vale Royal Air Force Halton, or more simply RAF Halton, is one of the largest Royal Air Force stations in the United Kingdom. It is located near the village of Halton near Wendover, Buckinghamshire. The site has been in use since the First World...

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Things not to bring to RAF Basic Training

RAF Basic Training is designed to test you to your limits, taking you outside of your comfort zone. You will be in the care of the Royal Air Force and they will provide you with all the support you will need. We have detailed here what to bring  as your RAF Basic...

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Paperwork Essentials for Air Force Basic Training

Paperwork is boring but you must bring the appropriate paperwork, as well as your kit, to RAF Halton Basic Training. Arrival day will be very busy and nearly everyone is nervous. During this day you will have to do plenty of paper work to do, so make sure that you...

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What to bring to RAF Basic Training – non clothing

Heading off to RAF Halton Air Force Basic Training for 10 weeks is stressful enough, without being prepared for it will be even worse. In this article, we describe what non-clothing items are in your raf prtc (BRTC) kit list. This article concerns the non-clothing...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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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