Could an American join the RAF????

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  1. Dread99
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    Dread99 Clanker

    I apologise if this is not the place to ask, but could an American citizen join the RAF??? if they so wished? I do believe that some years ago when I was in the Army, there was a scheme where a UK citizen could join the US Forces and after 'I think' 3 years service would be granted joint US citizenship. Does the UK have anything like that?
     
  2. batfink5537
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    Why would any one want to join the RAF ?
     
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  3. Blade-Runner
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    We have South Africans. Can't see why not but look on the website and check criteria.
     
  4. batfink5537
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    OK serious answer no.
     
  5. Kromeriz
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    As the RAF will have no planes is it your intention to learn how to walk funny?
     
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  6. batfink5537
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    South Africa is a commonwealth country the US is not.
     
  7. cloudbuster
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    No, don't apologise; you're in the right place. This is the RAF online careers information portal.
     
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  8. batfink5537
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    batfink5537 War Hero

    Just join the USAF they might actually have some kit next year, or cant you join the USAF, been a bad boy in the US ?
     
  9. Stooriefit
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    Stooriefit LE

    The whole RAF were Americans in the the 1940's. At least they were in those shitty 1960's films which always included a mandatory member of Eagle squadron. And in that pile of shite 'Pearl Harbor'.
     
  10. Ben Afleck did.
     
  11. Robbo5833
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    Only if you provide your own flying goggles and silk scarf
     
  12. Victorian_Major
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    Victorian_Major LE

    Arguably one of the only instances in which shipping in a septic would raise the tone.
     
  13. They just pretended to be Canadians..
     
  14. brave-coward
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    The simple answer is probably not, but it may depend on individual circumstances. Things which might make it possible are a British or commonwealth parent or being married to a Brit or commonwealth citizen. Your age (depending what it is) may be an issue as well.

    Out of curiosity, what was the scheme by which Brits could join the US Army? I've never heard of it.

    Also out of curiosity why are you keen to join the British armed forces?
     
  15. fu2
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    only when we are at war with Germany.
     
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