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Gap Year Commisions

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by TreuUndFest, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. TreuUndFest
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    Good Evening,
    I am currently in Lower VI at school, studying for A levels, with the possible of intention of pursuing a military career post University.
    Whilst trawling the school library, I came across an army leaflet circa 2004, on the topic of Gap Year Commissions. No mention of these were made during a brief meeting with an Army careers advisor, and after searching the web to no avail, I can only presume they are no longer being offered.
    Could anyone confirm or deny this for me?
    Many Thanks
  2. JoeyDeacon
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    Google is your friend you halfwit.
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  3. TreuUndFest
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    Halfwit I may be, but I can't find any recent information regarding above- nothing since 2005.
    Just thought straight from the horses mouth etc...
  4. ancient_lbv
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    ancient_lbv Swinger

    Could it possibly be that they haven't been offered for years?
  5. Pewish
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    Pewish Clanker

    Is this new terminology for what was the SSC ?
  6. JoeyDeacon
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    Perhaps the Army is not for you after all..During your assessment at RMAS you'll be tasked with finding your way out of a paper bag...I think you may fail.
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  7. ancient_lbv
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    The old SSLC
  8. JoeyDeacon
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    I think the failure conversation at RMAS is..."your skills could be better utilised elsewhere"

    In my day - it was "**** off you failed you ****" its off to the The Light Regiment for you sonny
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  9. Pewish
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    Ahh, indeed.......................................................can't say I was a big fan, 3 years and then away to be 'something in the city'
  10. slick
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    slick Clanker Supporter - GCM

    The scheme ended in 2005 partly due to a shortfall in funding. Bit of a shame as it was a good idea at the time.
    Possibly your only other option for a gap year is the TA.
  11. SausageDog
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    orrr, if that doesn't appeal.......

    a) Hold breath for 8 minutes.

    b) Die.

    (to OP, not Slick)
  12. ancient_lbv
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    Wasn't it 9 months (after a brief waft through Sandhurst) of being generally unusable but then going off to uni to lord it over the OTC as someone akin to Montgomery?
  13. JoeyDeacon
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    Or...apply as i did for a short service commission in the 80's ...which turned into a long service commission and made me the **** i am.RMAS.....shitters
  14. Pewish
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    Thought it was 3 years, 6 for certain corps???

    Been an LEC, I am not only unsure but old to boot !
  15. slick
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    slick Clanker Supporter - GCM

    The SSC was for three years, the SSLC was the gap year commission, a sort of SSC 'very lite' for want of a better phrase.
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