21 SAS (TA)

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  1. red77
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    red77

    Will start by saying hello.

    Have done a search and found a little bit on the above subject. But have a few more Qs.

    1. I work as a security officer doing 4days on 4 off 4 nights. So am i going to have to
    Work mon to fri to have free weekends and the one night a week free.

    2. Do you get paid for the training like in the normal ta.

    3.If I fail at any point can I just go on to a normal ta unit.

    Just like to add that I will be joining as a civilian and have no military experience
    Cheers red
  2. Part_Timer
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    Part_Timer Old-Salt

    Good questions.

    I don't intend to try to answer all your questions but suggest that your best bet is to call your closest location and speak to a recruiter - nothing better than getting this from the horses mouth.

    Best of luck
  3. Cymru_am_Byth
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    Can you just join as a civilian?

    I've been told you have to be in the TA already to apply for UKSF reserve.
  4. msr
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  5. countdokku
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    You can apply for 21 or 23 SAS as a civilian, but only those with military experiance can apply for SBS Reserve.
    Good luck, mate.
  6. 307
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    307 War Hero

    Just a note, 21 are still TA just happen to be special.
  7. woody
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    You can go straight in but most people seem to think its better if you have some military experince behind you.Doubt any unit would complain if you failed selection and came back to them.Good luck it is a huge commitment .
  8. abacus
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    Good people - this is one part of the TA where you really need to contact the units themselves for accurate guidance and advice. Red77 - follow the link msr provided.
  9. red77
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    red77

    Cheers for the info, its been hard to get hold of anyone on the phone just get a message to leave. but will keep trying.
  10. ex-dvr1
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    ex-dvr1 LE

    is there a laundry TA unit at all? or is that not part of the SF
  11. biffa
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    21 is a lot of time ..chap at work is 21 and joined years ago .. and they EXPECT you to turn up for every weekend and every training night ..a lot of ex mil chaps are expected to perform better ..ie if your ex RM or para they wil expect a better standard than a civvy ..i may be out of date with this info but this was the case about 5 years ago
  12. red77
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    red77

    I start in may people. Been having probs with my shins and just hope they sod off soon cheers red
  13. Run_Charlie!
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    Run_Charlie! War Hero

    Best of British!
  14. red77
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    red77


    You know it makes sense :wink:
  15. Werewolf
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    Good luck. You'll need it.

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