You'll be issued everything including pants and socks. If you're caught wearing anything else in the field the Team will want to know why. If anything suggests you may be carrying an injury who knows you could find yourself in the med centre and that is not where you want to be. Wouldn't bother on exercise.
If you're into compression gear, recovery leggings during the evenings or to sleep may be your best option. I wore them towards end of training. Infact was encouraged to by our training team.
On that issue of knocks/niggles in RT, is it expected that recruits would press-on with training regardless of niggles/pain as long it's not bad enough to actually stop them performing properly? (I.e, knee pain or shin splints when running)Same again. It could indicate injury. Honestly its not needed anyway. You'll be riddled with knocks and niggles. The right guy will just crack on.
On that issue of knocks/niggles in RT, is it expected that recruits would press-on with training regardless of niggles/pain as long it's not bad enough to actually stop them performing properly? (I.e, knee pain or shin splints when running)
I agree. This hasn't happened to me in military training, but I picked up an injury while playing hockey,and then i rolled my ankle badly in the same area a few weeks later, but I neglected it and carried on doing running and sports until it was too painful to even touch. What at first turned out to be a small injury, is now an injured tendon (which trust me you dont want) and requires me to go to physo. And now I've had to stop all my running etc.I'll chuck something else in for consideration:
Be mindful of the difference between a niggle and an issue which requires medical attention. Lads on this forum have been sent home for several weeks because their feet literally fell apart during RT (caused by their own poor drills) and they concealed it.
Someone else on this forum in recent years ended up in Royal Devon & Exeter hospital on a drip because 'Woodbury rash' translated into borderline sepsis because he concealed it.
Both issues and the inevitable back troopings might have been addressed by a timely visit to the Med Centre even if a bollocking was the price to pay.