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    BMQ Reserves 2010 - 2017

    BMQ for myself was a lot easier than I expected. I started to prepare almost a year before I got my offer, thinking it was going to be pretty intense... I'm standing a hair under 6", and was about 160lbs going in. I was also 34 years old going in.. which I thought was going to make things...
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    got a few tats myself. As long as they are covered when in uniform, they really don't have an issue with it. And of course, not vulgar/offensive and stuff. I've got one on my shoulder and one on my back and my sgt has a pile of them lol.. you will of course have to let them know about each of...
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    The Long Wait

    ACISS DP 1.0 graduation this friday! Then posted off to Gagetown to my first actual unit. Pretty exciting :-) Then it will be time to sell the house and move the fam. :-)
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    The Long Wait

    Starting my ACISS DP1 on Apr. 10th :-)  driver course is apparently now up to my new unit to take care of... I dunno.. crazy stuff lol
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    The Long Wait

    Just finished my BMQ land course in Meaford.. never thought I would get sunburn, windburn and frostbite all at the same time lol... now posted in Kingston awaiting my next course.. which may be starting in April :-) latest course started the same day as my BMQ land course ended so they were...
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    The Long Wait

    And things finally start to move forward.. on PAT Since grad here in Gagetown. Hasn't really been all that bad.. but now, I get to finally say goodbye to here and hello to there. There being Kingston. Just got pulled into the Sgt Maj office on friday and told that a week from Tuesday, I will be...
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    The Long Wait

    POST BMQ 3 months at CFLRS.. Can only be described as probably one of the best experiences of my life. It was tough at first, adjusting to a new environment, being away from home for extended period of time etc. It was a lot of fun though.. First half of the course was rough. Kit/change...
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    Question about the language

    I would believe that they want you to indicate your main language so they don't have to juggle you around if you are put on to a course given in a language you do not understand. And if you have indicated that you are fluent in the language and it turns out you do not understand enough, they...
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    BMQ Regular Force 2005 - 2017 [Merged]

    Currently doing my basic now and I am in the green sector. Week 10 starting tomorrow. we were not shown how to fold anything at all, but yes, there is a poster by the door to the elevator room as previously stated. The tiles on the floor are perfect templates, however, you must ensure that...
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    Time line for Medical, Merit list, Swearing in and Leaving for BMQ

    The recruitment process really is a hurry up and wait sort of ordeal. It was a year to the day from the time I applied, to the day i got my offer. Heading in to week 8 of my BMQ now
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    Running shoes for BMQ?

    You will be issued a pair of running shoes from the QM, but you must bring a pair of your own as well. As Mr. Wallace stated, it is your body and you don't want it hurt, cheap shoes would be a bad idea. I got myself a pair of Dr. Sholes that are working great. Not over priced and its like...
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    Is PT done every morning at BMQ?

    lol 3 morning pt so far.. we do however have pt 3-4 times a week during the day.. weight training, circuit training etc.
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    BMQ Regular Force 2005 - 2017 [Merged]

    congrat folks! Be prepared for the best/worst experience of your lives! I'm heading in to week 7 now. It's pretty brutal at times, but still one of the best times of my life. I'm loving every minute of it. Even the minutes that seem to never end when you are told to "assume the position" and...
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    BMQ Regular Force 2005 - 2017 [Merged]

    Enjoying your time on your bmq i sincerely hope :-) got our fire arms test on friday and drill test right after the long weekend!! Platoon 13!
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    All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)

    During your bmq, you will be expected to be clean shaven EVERY morning. This will be very important especially during inspections at 7am. Your instructors will look for this.