Research Paper Title Running to breaking point? The relationship between 1.5-mile run time and injury risk in female recruits during British Army basic training. Background The 1.5-mile best-effort run is used in the British Army to assess the fitness of all recruits and trained service personnel by means of the physical fitness assessment (PFA). The… Read More
The average age on enlistment to the untrained Regular, other ranks only, between 2011 and 2014 was 20 years 8 months. This figure is based on those who joined the untrained Regular Army only (may include rejoiners) and therefore excluded all officers, Gurkhas, full-time reserve service (FTRS), mobilised reserves, Army Reserve, and all other reserves.
Research Paper Title What are the Perceptions of Phase 1 Military Instructors regarding their Role? Abstract The aim of this research was to investigate the perceptions of phase 1 military instructors regarding their role and perceived effectiveness in the delivery of teaching. It further examined, whether phase 1 instructors believe their current delivery methods and intuitional parameters allow… Read More
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to scrap the residency requirements for Commonwealth soldiers. As part of a drive to increase the number of applicants for roles in the British Armed Forces, the MOD has reduced the residency requirement to zero from five years, meaning applicants are not required to have lived in… Read More
Table 1 provides an outline of the numbers who either completed training or where discharged. Table 1: British Army discharge (DI) and output (OP) Entry Type  2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 DI OP DI OP DI OP Regular Officer 80 580 50 650 70 630 CIC 830 1010 1250 2370 910 2170 CMS 750 4360 860… Read More
The average cost of successful trainees in the training year 2014/2015 was: £116,000 per officer; and £37,000 per soldier. These figures are derived from a wide range of Phase One training courses and locations, which include the cost of: Pay, including permanent staff and trainees; Infrastructure costs such as utilities; and Non-cash items such as depreciation.… Read More
Running for British Army recruits commences in Week 7 with the outdoor training shoe (currently the Magnum Shoe Fitness Trainer). The speed of training runs are based on 75% maximum heart rate. The British Army no longer runs in boots as part of training activity. Reference FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017.