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.

  • It didn’t disappoint 23 November, 2010 - Junior Soldier (JS) Field 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.
  • Locker inspections terrify me daily 30 November, 2010 - Junior Soldier (JS) Field is now in the third week of Junior Entry Phase 1 Training at the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester (ATFC(W)). In his latest blog he describes his favourite - and least favourite - experiences so far.
  • Junior Soldier Field, in the field 7 December, 2010 - Junior Soldier (JS) Field blogs once more from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester (ATFC(W)). He writes about his fourth week of Junior Entry Phase 1 Training and completing an outdoor exercise in the snow.
  • I asked the Troop Commander if I could go back up and conquer my fear 16 December, 2010 - In his latest blog, Junior Soldier Field writes from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester looking back at a week of adventurous training in Kent.
  • I have changed for the better 12 January, 2011 - Junior Soldier Field writes from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester, about the final week of training before the Christmas break.
  • It doesn’t feel like we have ever been away 12 January, 2011 - Junior Soldier Field is back at the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester, after a two-week Christmas break. His latest blog covers his first week back in training, which has included range work, PT sessions and the much-feared drill test...
  • Band of Brothers 20 January, 2011 - Junior Soldier (JS) Field writes from the Army Technical Foundation College, Winchester, about the tenth week of his Army basic training. He's been finding out about chemical attacks, climbing hills and navigating, learning from a famous TV series and, unfortunately, failing a room inspection...
  • The muddiest bit of ground you can imagine 1 February, 2011 - With news of his latest week of training at the Army Technical Foundation College in Winchester, Junior Soldier (JS) Field blogs once more...
  • Buzzing 1 February, 2011 - Junior Soldier (JS) Field writes from the Army Technical Foundation College in Winchester about a busy week of training, spent mostly live firing on the range. Did he pass his Annual Combat Marksmanship Test?
  • I couldn’t breathe or anything 9 February, 2011 - I couldn’t breathe or anything.