Lads, in response to a few recent threads which have seemed abit irrelevant I'd like to share some advice and experience. There seems to be a huge amount of worrying going on at the minute. But worrying about things that are completely irrelevant. Its absolutely awesome that you're so interested in the Corps that you want to know this stuff lads, but focus on things that do matter. Phys, Corps History, current affairs, learning to wash/iron/fold your clothes. Within this forum you have access to trained ranks of varying experience from just passing out, all the way to retired SF. Even PARAs! The Moderators take alot of time to provide us with this platform so lets make the most of it! These guys can help you and share all the experience they have to put you in the best position to be successful in training but recently there are alot of pointless questions. The only thing you should all be worried about is getting to training and passing out. As an applicant I was obsessed, and I had to be. I had no natural physical ability whatsoever and had to work damn hard to succeed. But, I studied the Corps. Seeked advice from those who had been there and done it. I didnt waste my time or energy on anything that wasn't going to help me get to where I wanted to be. Lads, gen you're not just joining a new football team. You are joining the best club in the World. No feeling will beat passing out I promise you and that will stay with you for ever. But start thinking about how you're going to get there, and how you can best use the resources available to improve your chances. Questions are awesome lads. Keep em coming. I can't speak for all Bootnecks on here, but I'm here because I genuinely want to help people. Im sure most of the other trained ranks are the same. Ask about training, foundation, commando tests. What trips are good. What trips are crap. Phys. Unit life etc etc. Stuff that matters. We might take the mick out of eachother for Spinning *text deleted* dits but that's part of it. Use the experienced lads on here to give yourself the best insight of the Corps. Knowing the cost of an accommodation refurb, or why we used a certain fitness test 30 odd years ago is completely irrelevant and is hardly going to inspire you when things get hard. If anyone has any questions related to preparing for training, phys that worked for me or unit life etc etc. Fire away!