In the Royal Welsh Army

Due to the nature of the job your daily routine will always be different but in camp the average day starts at about 08.00am. The day may start with general duties or sport. No two days are the same.

After a shower and breakfast you will move on to training, this could be learning new skills such as driving, Fieldcraft, firing weapon systems and may include maintaining infantry skills, communications, field craft, drill, map reading and shooting. The average day finishes at about 4.30 pm.

Meals are served in the Regimental Restaurant. The chefs provide a high standard of food with In the Royal Welsh Army a choice of hot dishes or salads and you are guaranteed to have food provided 3 times a day, every day, with no need for cooking or cleaning. All you have to do is turn up.

When you are on exercise or operations these timings are obviously a lot more flexible and the days can be much longer. However, everyone enjoys the deployments because you are able to put into practice your skills.

In addition you will receive extra pay and allowances and be reimbursed your food and accommodation charges.

The single soldiers are normally accommodated in their own en-suite In the Royal Welsh Army, (this is dependant on location and Operation) one-man room; you are responsible for keeping your room clean and tidy. You can layout your room, as you wish, your living space is very much a personal thing. TV, Telephone and Internet connections are in most room, but you will be responsible for the bills if you want to make use of these facilities.

There are six rooms in every flat and you will live here with your colleagues. Each flat has a kitchen, sitting room, storeroom and laundry room. The Regimental Recruiting teams run regular visits for potential recruits In the Royal Welsh Army to come and see the Regiment. It is free, and there is no obligation to take things further if you don’t want to.

Task 17. In the text below there is information about the possibilities of adding exercise into daily life. What would you choose for yourself?

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