WHERE WILL I TRAIN?
The training centre you'll go to depends on the Corps that you join:
Catterick, Yorkshire: Infantry
Pirbright, Surrey: Army Air Corps, Royal Artillery, Royal Signals, Adjutant General’s Corps, Army Medical Services and Intelligence Corps.
Winchester, Hampshire: Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Engineers, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Harrogate, Yorkshire: If you’re joining as a junior soldier you’ll start your Army life at Harrogate. Here you’ll learn about the Army and soldering skills, but also learn from civilians in subjects like ICT, maths and English, if you need it.
WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Get a recruit's eye view of what Phase 1 training is like, by reading Recruit Vaughan's blog from his time in training at Winchester, before becoming a Gunner in the Royal Artillery.