RAF Basic training 2022

RAF Halton basic training 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 team.

Where is RAF Basic Training?

RAF basic training takes place at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. Basic training can also be refered to as basic recruit training course (BRTC).

What is the purpose of Phase 1 RAF Basic Training? 

This phase of training is designed to show what the RAF is all about. It will make you fitter and more confident and be prepared to carry out your role in the RAF. It will challenge you mentally and physically, with experienced instructors on hand to guide you through it. 

RAF Basic Training Timetable for 2022?

Below we have summarised basic the basic training steps. However, if you wish to get the day-by-day plan (even including timings!) then please sign up to our form (just below). Once signed up we will send the timetable to you. It has other extremely useful training tips and information which you will find super useful.

What about prior to starting at Basic Training?

We have written many blogs with helpful information in the lead up to starting your basic training, things such as:

How to apply for the RAF

RAF Eligibility criteria

RAF PJFT

RAF Fitness test

RAF Aptitude test

Our maybe our main recruit help section may help.

You can always contact your local AFCO who can provide even more information. Our best tip is make sure you prepare and get everything in order before you go: All your documents, make sure your fitness is the best it can be, and also make sure you check out our RAF Package – this will ensure you turn up to training with the correct kit at a price that beats Amazons!

 

RAF Basic training 2022 consists of six phases

ARRIVAL DAY 1

After the recruit arrives they are sworn into the RAF and given a service number, which will remain theirs throughout their career. The recruits will then be separated into groups.

GENERAL SERVICE TRAINING DAYS 1–24

During this initial phase fitness will become part of the recruit’s daily routine. There will also be regular inspections of dress and living quarters, and they will receive lessons in marching, drills, core values, code of conduct and RAF history.

FORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING DAYS 25–30

Force Development Training allows the recruit to apply and test their skills in new environments. It includes adventurous training activities such as a two-day mountain walking expedition.

INITIAL FORCE PROTECTION TRAINING DAYS 33–54

As part of Force Protection Training the recruit learns to survive and fight in a military environment. They’ll practice weapon fire, camouflage, concealment skills, first aid, and nuclear, biological and chemical drills.

EXERCISE BLUE WARRIOR DAYS 55–58

By this stage, the recruit’s skills will be ready to be tested over four days in the field. During these four days they’ll experience real battle conditions with controlled explosions and small arms blanks fire.

GRADUATION DAYS 59–70.

This final phase of training will prepare the recruit for life in the RAF, teach them what’s required in their first post. Passing you day 62 inspection is one of the final steps. It will then end with the recruit’s graduation, where they show off their new skills and experience one of the proudest moments in any recruit’s life to their family and friends.

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