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.

  • The BIG one 19 April, 2011 - Here's the final blog from Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam, from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester.
  • Hands bruised from slapping the rifle! 28 March, 2011 - Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam explains chronicles an exhausting week at the Army Foundation Technical College, Winchester, in his latest blog.
  • I will never eat crisps again 23 March, 2011 - The Army Technical Foundation College in Winchester is the location once again for this update from Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam covering a very busy week of training.
  • The best feeling I have had in my life so far 3 March, 2011 - Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam writes from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester, about his 14th week of Phase 1 training. He's been very busy with a Commanding Officer's inspection, a trip to France and his first ever boxing match.
  • "You're on stag" 9 February, 2011 - It's been a busy week at the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester for Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam. Fire and movement, a 5-mile run, more CS gas, a trip on a helicopter and an outdoor exercise... it's all here. Read on!
  • Best shot in the troop 1 February, 2011 - Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam writes about passing his Annual Combat Marksmanship Test (ACMT) with flying colours in his latest blog from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester.
  • Who wouldn't be looking forward to blowing things up! 1 February, 2011 - Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam writes about his eleventh week of Phase 1 Training at the Army Technical Foundation College in Winchester.
  • A hell of a difference 20 January, 2011 - Here's the latest blog from Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam, currently at the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester. He writes about a busy week and sporting success!
  • 100% pass rate 12 January, 2011 - Junior Soldier Bradnam is back in training at the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester, after the Christmas Break. He blogs here about the latest week of training which has included the much-feared Drill Test. How did they do?
  • The change step was creating a significant problem 12 January, 2011 - Here's Junior Soldier Bradnam's blog from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester, about the final week of training before the Christmas break.
  • Of course, we just gave the others a token head start… 16 December, 2010 - Junior Soldier Bradnam blogs from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester about a busy week of adventurous training. He's been mountain biking, sailing, abseiling, rock climbing and joining in with a new record attempt...
  • Rather toasty 7 December, 2010 - EXCERPTJunior Soldier (JS) Bradnam recalls the fourth week of his Junior Entry Phase 1 Training in his latest blog from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester (ATFC(W)). He's been on Exercise FIRST STEP, in the snow...
  • Definitely soldiers in training 30 November, 2010 - Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam blogs again from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester (ATFC(W)). He recalls his experiences of the third week of his Junior Entry Phase 1 Training.
  • Shock of capture 23 November, 2010 - Junior Soldier (JS) Bradnam is a new recruit at the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester (ATFC(W)). In his first blog, he recalls his experiences of the first two weeks of Junior Entry Phase 1 Training.