Training in The Army

Everyone’s career in the Army starts with training, whether it’s Phase 1 (Basic) Training for soldiers, or officer training at Sandhurst. Follow new recruits and find out what happens…

Recruit Vaughan

My name is Andrew Vaughan, I am 25 years old and this is my story so far. I am undertaking Phase 1 training at ATR Winchester where I hope to go on to join the Royal Artillery. I’ve had a taste of Army life before because I previous applied to join the TA when I was 18. I … Continue reading Recruit Vaughan

44 Weeks

ALWAYS LEARNING. ALWAYS PROGRESSING. WITH HEART. WITH MIND. This blog aims to provide insight, highlights and an exclusive ‘cadet’s-eye’ look into the training that helps to shape the future leaders of the British Army. Josh is one of the bright-eyed Army recruits currently undergoing Officer training. Despite the 5am starts and fierce ironing standards (he … Continue reading 44 Weeks

Reserve Officer Goode

Reserve Officer Goode tells of his experiences training as a Reserve Army Officer. His blog will take you through what joining, training and trying to become a Reserve Officer is like, hints and tips, and how to avoid mistakes.

Recruit Richardson – Phase 1 Training (ATC(P))

Rct Richardson has recently completed Phase 1 training at the Army Training Centre Pirbright (ATC(P)).  He is set to start training at Blandford Camp as an Electronic Warfare Systems Operator shortly.  

Officer Cadet Elizabeth Eldridge

Officer Cadet Elizabeth Eldridge is in her first term at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (RMAS). From London and 26 years old, she studied English and American Studies at University of Nottingham. Here she talks about her first weeks of training.

JS Bradnam

Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam underwent Phase 1 (Junior Entry) Training at the Army Technical Foundation College, 2010-11. He blogged each week about his experiences and his posts are presented here, in chronological order. Now in Phase 2 Training, his blog continues here.

Fusilier Stephen Johns

Fusilier Stephen Johns is a recent recruit to the British Army. He is currently undertaking the Combat Infantrymans’ Course at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick.  

SuT Amazu

Soldier under Training (SuT) Amazu is a new blogger from the Army Training Centre, Pirbright. He’ll be writing regularly about his experiences of Phase 1 Training. 

Cfn Thomas Mortimore

My name is Craftsman Thomas Mortimore and I am currently on Phase 2 training at 10 Training Battalion, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers. I left school at 16 as I wasn’t keen on the idea of college and was hoping for a career in the RAF. It didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped because there … Continue reading Cfn Thomas Mortimore

Craftsman Luke Littler

I am Craftsman Luke Littler and I am part of 10 Trg Bn REME. I joined the Army on 21st of August 2011 and completed my Phase 1 training at ATR Bassingbourn on 25th of November 2011. I joined the Army because I was bored of just going to college and doing the same thing everyday … Continue reading Craftsman Luke Littler

Craftsman Freire – Reservist recruit from 103 Bn REME

Initial Training (six weekends): Trained Soldier Course (Alpha) (TSC(AO)) Location: Army Training Unit( South), Brunswick Camp, Pirbright Craftsman Garry Freire is an Army Reserve soldier from 103 Bn REME embarking on his Trained Soldier Course (Alpha) (TSC(AO)) at Army Training Unit (South), Pirbright. He has six weekends to complete this part of initial training. Cfn Freire is … Continue reading Craftsman Freire – Reservist recruit from 103 Bn REME

SuT Alastair Byrne

Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne underwent Phase 1 Training at the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, at the end of 2010. He blogged each week about his experiences and his posts are presented here, in chronological order.    

JS Field

Junior Soldier (JS) Field underwent Phase 1 (Junior Entry) Training at the Army Technical Foundation College, 2010-1. He blogged each week about his experiences and his posts are presented here, in chronological order.  

SuT Jamie Davies

Soldier under Training (SuT) Jamie Davies underwent Phase 1 Training at the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, at the end of 2010. He blogged each week about his experiences and his posts are presented here, in chronological order.  

SuT Siobhan Spiers

Soldier under Training (SUT) Siobhan Spiers underwent Phase 1 Training at the Army Training Centre, Pirbright. She blogged about her experiences and you can read them here.      

SuT Thomas

Soldier under Training (SuT) Thomas is our new blogger from the Army Training Centre, Pirbright. She’ll be blogging regularly about her experiences of Phase 1 Training.  

Captain Peter Singlehurst

Captain Peter Singlehurst is from the Media Operations Group(Volunteers) (MOG(V)) and is currently serving as the Media and Ops Info Officer with 17 Port and Maritime Group in Cyprus. During Peter’s time in Cyprus, he is going to share some of the activities of the peacekeeping tour that is so very different from the majority of … Continue reading Captain Peter Singlehurst

JS O’Connell

Junior Soldier (JS) O’Connell blogs from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester, about her Phase 1 (Junior Entry) British Army Training.