Targets for new joiners are largely being met despite the planning and logistical challenges created by pandemic restrictions and national lockdowns. Colonel Nick MacKenzie, Assistant Director, Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command, said a number of measures taken during the year had kept the throughput of new recruits flowing freely. “We have adapted our processes… Read More
Research Paper Title Smoking and Biochemical, Performance, and Muscle Adaptation to Military Training. Background To determine whether physical performance adaptation is impaired in smokers during early stages of military training and to examine some of the putative mechanistic candidates that could explain any impairment. Methods The researchers examined measures of oxidative stress (malondialdehyde [MDA], lipid… Read More
British Army recruits with low serum vitamin D take longer to recover from stress fractures. Read More
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