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    (Original post by pipsi)
    Usually the officers have harder targets to beat, lead from the front and all that. At least that's how things work in the Army.
    Im in the RAF and the RAF does not have different standards for the different ranks. However, if an Officer fails the fitness test (without a proper medical reason) it would certainly be more harmful to their career than for a junior rank.

    Officers - at IOT only - have a different fitness test, the IOTFA which is in theory harder to pass than the RAFFT, but once out of IOT they do the same fitness test as everyone else.

    As Theo has said, there's a seperate thread for this.

    And pipsi, dare you to not say "the Army" in your next post :p:

    Thank You Lads


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    (Original post by pipsi)
    My boyfriend has just finished his officer training at Dartmouth and he was issued his boots when he arrived but they were given a chance to break them in before they had to do any phys in them. They used trainers to begin with and then started wearing boots more and more.

    It's in the interests of the instructors to give time to allow people to break boots in, the last thing they need is a whole platoon with blisters.

    When I did my training with the Army i was in the TA so i was able to break my boots in quite a bit before i used them for training, plus my pre Sandhurst stuff was mostly spread out over a number of weekends so i had plenty of time inbetween to get them sorted properly.
    It is in the interest of the inctructors to allow them to be broken in, but it is basic training, which has the sole purpose of giving you too many things to do and not enough time do do them (though I must add, I have not been through BRNC myself). I was under the impression that should you take the correct actions to protect your feet then they shouldn't blister, hence, time for breaking in wasn't a requirement -- or perhaps that was just my core instructor's viewpoint.

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