KIT LIST FOR RECRUIT TRAINING (RAF HALTON) ITEM QUANTITY MALE RECRUITS Smart casual trousers 1 pair Shirt and tie 1 set Shoes (not trainers) 1 pair Socks - Plain white 4 pairs (minimum) Pyjamas or preferred bed wear 2 sets Underwear (Boxer Shorts are not suitable for Physical Education sessions) 7 sets Suitable casual clothing (eg Jeans, T-shirts - See Note 1) As required Wet razor / shaving cream or foam, spare razor blades, moisturizer / shaving As required balm, Shower gel, soap and soap dish, toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush or comb, nailbrush and nail clippers or scissors. Swimming trunks or swimming shorts (not football or long surf shorts) 1 pair FEMALE RECRUITS Smart dress or blouse and skirt or Blouse and smart trousers. 1 set Shoes (sensible, comfortable - as there is a lot of walking to do on arrival - not 1 pair trainers). Tights/Stockings: Smooth Knit/15 Denier - Barely Black (leave in packets until 2 pairs required) Hair care for any female recruit with hair that sits lower than 2.5cm below the ear: 2-3 elastic hair bands Hair bands, Hair (Slumber) nets and hair grips. These must all be in a similar 2-3 hair nets colour to match the hair or should be black. No Scrunches’, Hair is to be a natural colour. 1 packet of grips Underwear (including sports bras for Physical Education lessons). 7 sets (incl 2 sports bras) Night-dress / pyjamas or preferred bed wear 2 sets Soap and soap dish, Shower gel, toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush or comb, As required nailbrush and nail clippers or scissors, female specific toiletries. Swimming Costume (1 piece sports costume - No bikinis or separates) 1 ITEMS COMMON TO MALE AND FEMALE RECRUITS Training Shoes (Running Shoes not Fashion trainers.) (see note 2) 1 pair Plain Shorts (Preferably Dark Coloured) 1 pair Plain T-shirts (Preferably Dark Coloured) 1 Swimming goggles and Swimming cap 1 of each Slippers or Flip Flops (Accommodation and washing facilities are communal) 1 pair Coat or Jacket (appropriate for the time of year) 1 Sew-on name tags (5cm x 1.5 cm - blank) 25 Foot Powder (‘Mycota’ or similar) 1 Large Towel, Hand Towel and Face cloth 2 of each Small packet of various sized plasters 1 Wooden Shirt Hangers 5 Trouser/Skirt Hangers (Clamp style - must be fully adjustable) 5 Letter writing material and stamps (Optional) As required A4 Note pad (lined) for studying purposes 1 Biros (Black) and Pencils 10 of each Highlighter pens 3 Medium sized padlock/combination lock (if not combination lock then must have 6 spare keys ) Spare pair of spectacles / contact lenses (strongly advised – see note 4) As required Black indelible marker (thin nib) 1 Soft yellow dusters (good quality for polishing shoes) 4 Cotton wool pleat/balls (100% cotton - not polyester) 1 bag ‘Kiwi’ Black Shoe Polish 2 large and 2 small tins Good quality steam iron (Not a travel iron - see note 3) 1 Clothes Brush, Scrubbing Brush and Lint Roller 1 of each Shoe/boot brushes 1 set Pressing Cloth (non-fluffy tea towel or large, white handkerchief or a pillow case) 1 Sewing Kit (including 3 needles and reels of button thread - 1 black, 1 dark green, 1 set 1 white, 1 light blue) Washing powder/liquid and stain remover (e.g ‘Shout’, ‘Vanish’) 1 packet/1 bar Washing machine delicates/underwear bag 1 Plastic spray water bottle (Household type, to aid ironing) 1 Plastic sealable food bags (various sizes) 1 Head Torch (Basic LED variety) 1 Wet/Baby wipes 1 packet Inexpensive digital watch (preferably waterproof/shatterproof) 1 10mm/20mm plastic stencils 1 set of each Sports Water bottle 1 Brasso 1 Tin Alarm clock (battery - not mains powered) 1 Vehicle documentation (if bringing own car - Registration Document, Certificate of As required Insurance, MOT Certificate (if applicable), Driver's Licence Blister Packs (Compead) As required Spending money £50 (recommended) Current bank (not building society) account details including cheque book/card ESSENTIAL Personal certificates and documents (including any medical documents - AFCO staff will advise you on requirements) ESSENTIAL Notes: 1. Opportunity to wear civilian clothing is limited whilst at recruit training as you will be wearing uniform from the very early days of your course. In addition, locker and storage space is at a premium; so do not overdo the amount of civilian clothing you bring. Ripped, dirty or clothing bearing graphic or sexual images will not be tolerated and should not be brought to the site. 2. Recruits are issued basic sports shoes/trainers; however, you may wear your own trainers for Physical Education lessons if they are found to be suitable by PEd staff. They must be clean, in good condition and of the correct type for the activity being carried out. Guidance on suitable shoes will be offered. 3. Photo-chromatic lenses in spectacles are not acceptable for ceremonial duties. 4. Do not bring penknives or any items that could be classed as a weapon. General: Due to the extensive amount of Service uniform and kit issued to recruits, you are strongly advised to consider kit insurance. You will have the opportunity to take this out whilst at RAF Halton but may wish to consider extending your own or your parents’ contents insurance to cover the Service uniform and kit, which is issued. The approximate cost of your Service uniform is £1800. You will have a lot of kit to transport to your Trade Training Unit on the completion of Recruit Training, so personal belongings should be kept to a minimum. Amigos is a small shop that is open on site selling items such as Steam irons, ironing boards as well as basic daily hygiene supplies such as shampoo and hairnets. This is solely for the use of RTS personnel and will be open during evening domestic breaks. All recruits are able to access it to make purchases.