Get ready Potential Gunner Acquaintance Course
‘The training I did before I got to RAF Honington really paid off – I was in much better shape than some of the others there.’
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FITNESS IN THE RAF REGIMENT
The RAF Regiment is always on the move. Whether we’re in combat zones or on peaceful missions, we have to be ready for anything. So if you want to join the RAF Regiment, you’ll need to be physically fit. Being fit is about more than being able to run far or lift heavy weights. It’s about being able to keep going when you’re tired and to think clearly when things get tough – and as an RAF Regiment Gunner, you’ll be expected to do both. If you’re not already fit, you’ll need to start training now – because before you can join the RAF Regiment, you’ll
have to pass the three-day Potential Gunner Acquaintance Course. And once you’ve passed the test, you’ll need to stay fit so that when you join, you’ll do well on the 21-week course for trainee Gunners. If people fail these courses, it’s usually because they are not fit enough. This booklet tells you what to expect from the Potential Gunner Acquaintance Course and gives you an introduction to the course for trainee Gunners. It also gives you advice on getting fit, including a four-week fitness programme, which will bring you up to a minimum level of fitness.
TRAINING TIP You don’t need expensive equipment or gym membership to get fit – just a pair of well-fitting exercise trainers and the right attitude.
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THE POTENTIAL GUNNER ACQUAINTANCE COURSE
To join the RAF Regiment, you must pass the Potential Gunner Acquaintance Course. Becoming a Gunner isn’t for everyone – so the three-day course can help you decide whether the RAF Regiment is for you. It’s also a chance for us to see if you’ve got what it takes. There are usually between 20 and 30 men on the course....