SuT Alastair Byrne

SuT Byrne

SuT 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.

  • My hair has never been this short! 8 September, 2010 - Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne, a new recruit at the Army Training Centre in Pirbright writes about his first week of basic training in the British Army.
  • My ironing has improved! 27 September, 2010 - Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne, currently undergoing Phase 1 Training at ATC Pirbright blogs about his second week of training and of learning the importance of punctuality!
  • Going up a gear 4 October, 2010 - Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne writes from the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, about his third week of Phase 1 with the British Army. He writes about a noticeably higher intensity of training...
  • Still, it gave everyone else a good laugh… 12 October, 2010 - Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne writes from the Army Training Centre about the fourth week of his Phase 1 Training. It's been a week of lessons, physical training and making the rest of his troop laugh!
  • We all stared at the normal things like shops, women and pubs… 18 October, 2010 - The fifth week of Basic Training in the British Army for Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne has resulted in his first look at the civilian world in a month and an "admin nightmare" caused by a missing pencil!
  • The smoke and explosions ensured that I was up quickly 2 November, 2010 - Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne is at the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, undergoing Phase 1 training. In his latest blog he writes about a busy week in which his Troop has been out on exercise.
  • We thought a good first impression would do the trick. It didn’t. 4 November, 2010 - In his latest blog from the Army Training Centre Pirbright, Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne recalls a fretful time leading up to going home for the first time in seven weeks.
  • Twigs, leaves, branches and mess tins all contributed to the noise 15 November, 2010 - This latest blog from Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne, who is currently undergoing Phase 1 Training at the Army Training Centre Pirbright, is a little late in being published because he's living in the field. He writes now to recount the experience.
  • Once you're covered in mud you don’t really worry about it again 15 November, 2010 - Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne blogs again from the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, about the latest week of his Phase 1 Training course. This week he's been down in the mud, up on the high wires and inside the Respirator Test Facility...
  • I slept all the way back to Pirbright 30 November, 2010 - Soldier under Training (SuT) Alastair Byrne blogs again from the Army Training Centre, Pirbright, about the tenth week of his Phase 1 Training course. He's been in Wales for a week of Adventurous Training.