Violent Entry Passed - Any questions?

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congratulations :) have you got any tips for someone starting training next monday? like what to expect when going into foundation. Also, what is the phys like in the first few months of training, is it as intense as prmc? What was the hardest part of violent entry?
 

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Well done mate. Enjoy the moment of passing a tough exercise but don't loose focus, there's still a few more hurdles to come yet!

Overall how was the exercise? High and low points?
 

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have you got any tips for someone starting training next monday? like what to expect when going into foundation. Also, what is the phys like in the first few months of training, is it as intense as prmc? What was the hardest part of violent entry?

The start of training is *text deleted*, you will be tired, stressed and running around like a mad man during the foundation phase. As you get more sorted with your admin you will become quicker and get more sleep. Don't expect to get much sleep in foundation.
The phys in the grand scheme of things is not that hard, the gym work is mostly focused on being uniform and doing everything correctly unless you screw up then it will be very hard. The hardest part is the rope climbs for most people.

Ohh hardest part of violent entry, yomping for 6 hours, doing a full troop attack that lasted 5 hours and then trying to stay awake on sentry all on 40 mins sleep. We got around 6 hours sleep for the whole exercise!
Well done mate. Enjoy the moment of passing a tough exercise but don't loose focus, there's still a few more hurdles to come yet!

Overall how was the exercise? High and low points?

Thanks! Nah one step closer but still some pretty big hurdles to get over, head down and keep pushing!! Yeh the exercise was good, the weather was alright which made it a lot better!
Low point- getting thrashed because a couple of back troopers left their HMNVS out unattended!!
High point- definatley the attack on the village, clearing building to building. Gpmg fire, and flash bangs going off left right and centre was holding!
 

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No questions just well done buddy keep pushing! Not to far away, there is light at the end of the tunnel!..or so they say:D
 

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Any advice for little things to take which would help in foundation?

Cheers
 

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Any advice for little things to take which would help in foundation?

Cheers

Don’t take Powder washing up stuff take the liquid stuff, get some sniper tape from your local surplus store, and some twistsers, a really really good iron, a good ironing board, hand moisture’s (Norwegian hand cream is the best), loads of polish! Cotton wool for buffing your drill boots. Rubber gloves for when you hand wash your clothes (water gets quite hot) just a quick few things of top of head
 

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Thanks mate! Any preference on polish? Heard maybe Kiwi turns boots reddish?
 

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Thanks mate! Any preference on polish? Heard maybe Kiwi turns boots reddish?

Damnn, I think I used Kiwi Mid Tan..could of been Dark tan I don’t remember. One of them turns it reddish. Your DL in foundation will probably suggest which polish to use. Hopefully someone can clarify which one is the red Turner!

I’d get a few black kiwi polish normal and Gloss Parade for drill boots, just use the Gloss one on the top cap.

Also I got told to take Alt Leder Grease for my Altbergs (pricey but good). Always take your laces out when you polish your boots as well otherwise you get weird marks!
 

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Congratulations, has training been what you thought it would be? Also, what advice would you give to someone wanting to join. Cheers.
 

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Congrats mate. Could you give us a brief overview of what the exercise involved?
 

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How many exercises do you do in basic
 

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Congrats mate. Could you give us a brief overview of what the exercise involved?

I downloaded a PRMC knowledge document (off this site I think) and this is what it says.

Week 22: Ex VIOLENT ENTRY (7 Days OBUA, Fighting In Built Up Areas (FIBUA), Troop Attacks,
 

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Congrats mate. Could you give us a brief overview of what the exercise involved?
Congratulations, has training been what you thought it would be? Also, what advice would you give to someone wanting to join. Cheers.

The main focus of Violent Entry is troop level attacks. This will involved constant troop attacks on different objectives. You won't sleep much during this ex, over 7 days we got around 6 hours sleep. Sounds honking but your on the go most of the time and you don't really notice until you go on sentry then you run the risk of falling asleep! A lot of the troop attacked will involve fighting in built up areas (FIBUA) so going from building to building clearing rooms. There are also a few big yomps during the exercise, with all the rations, water and ammunition you have to carry the weight soon stacks up!! One foot in front of the other and it won't be problem.

Is it correct you have an interview on day 1 or 2 wtih the CO/OC?

If your going in for an officer then maybe and as a nod we didn't but our troop commander wasn't around much during the start of training.

Congratulations, has training been what you thought it would be? Also, what advice would you give to someone wanting to join. Cheers.

Parts of it yes definitely! However some parts not so much. I'm 25 and having to deal with some *text deleted* of 17 year olds can be annoying. But if you want the job then you will put up with it. As for advice, smash the phys and make sure your head is in the right place. For actually staring RT Imperator13 has nailed some key basics.
 

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The main focus of Violent Entry is troop level attacks. This will involved constant troop attacks on different objectives. You won't sleep much during this ex, over 7 days we got around 6 hours sleep. Sounds honking but your on the go most of the time and you don't really notice until you go on sentry then you run the risk of falling asleep! A lot of the troop attacked will involve fighting in built up areas (FIBUA) so going from building to building clearing rooms. There are also a few big yomps during the exercise, with all the rations, water and ammunition you have to carry the weight soon stacks up!! One foot in front of the other and it won't be problem.


Sounds epic, but a massive hangout!
 

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Nice on mate. Starting RT next week - would u take an ironing board or what would u suggest for washing clothes; powder/gel/liquid?

Thanks
 

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Nice on mate. Starting RT next week - would u take an ironing board or what would u suggest for washing clothes; powder/gel/liquid?

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Yes take a good ironing board the Naafi ones are terrible. Take Liquid. Maybe a small powder one just for show.
 

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Nice on mate. Starting RT next week - would u take an ironing board or what would u suggest for washing clothes; powder/gel/liquid?

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Imperator13 has got it covered. Take a decent ironing board with you. The naffi ones are horrendous and still set you back 20 quid, plus you will avoid the foundation nod run to the naffi to buy an ironing board!

Take either liquid or gel! Seen so many lads go into med bay cause there hands are screwed from the hot water and powder! Wouldn't even bother taking powder just for show, just take liquid or gel.
 
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