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Pre-arrival information

It’s essential that recruits arrive at ITC Catterick properly equipped, fully prepared and ready to begin their training.

This page details items that recruits will need to bring with them. Use the link on the right (Kit checklist for ITC Catterick Recruits) to download a complete list. Recruits should print out the list and tick items off as they are packed.

Items you will need include:

  • Important documents - a range of documents are required including your passport, birth certificate, both parts of your driving licence and bank account details.
  • Cash - It is recommended that you bring approximately £75 cash with you to pay for anything you might need to buy, though this not essential as an advance in pay can be made available to you in the first week
  • Writing paper - a mobile phone is great for keeping in touch with family and friends but you should also bring pens, paper and envelopes. Letters can be more private than phone calls.
  • Important addresses - recruits will need details of their full permanent home address and phone number. We may need to contact you during periods of leave. You will also need next of kin and emergency contact details.
  • Clothing - soldiers under training off duty are still representatives of the Army so you will need to bring some smart casual clothes to wear when you go off camp. Click on the checklist on the right for details.
  • Iron - uniforms must be extra smart so you will need a good, heavy steam iron.

Physical Fitness

It is essential that all recruits are physically prepared for their course at ITC Catterick. Use the link below (Get Fit for the Army) for more information on Army fitness. Further information can also be found under the Fitness link on the right.

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