1. N

    Getting back to it after injury

    Evening lads and lasses. I’m coming back from being in the biff for a long time ballon’d in weight and struggling my arse off to keep up on the sessions anyone got any advice are they’re any fitness courses or return to fitness etc to get people who actually want to be fit back up to scratch.
  2. S

    Benefits Compliance telephone interview

    Looks for some advice please I have received a letter for a compliance interview. I am in receipt of ESA and had been working whilst in receipt of benefit I notified hmrc and wrote to the DWP when I started work last summer. I have since left the job as it was too much for me still as I still...
  3. R

    Is Attending AFC Harrogate worth it or should i attend college?

    I’m just about to turn 16 this august and planning on going to Harrogate to join the Royal Medical Corps but i was wondering if it’s worth joining at the age? I’m just scared that when i do leave the army i won’t have any good qualifications to get a decent paying job on civvie street but i...
  4. J

    Does anyone know the policy on joining the police if you are already in the reserves?

    Hi, I am currently considering joining the Reserves, I applied to the regulars when I was 18 but due to injury that was put back and then other things came about and sadly I don't think it could be something I could pursue, however I wanna still do my time and want to join the reserves however...
  5. 2

    Another AOSB Mong

    Signing in first time, read all the failure threads and now I get to contribute. Intent: - Figure out how to overcome my perceived failures (as awaiting report.) - Figure out how to prepare for next time - Advice on how to frame my mindset prior to attending a second time. I haven't received...
  6. W

    Career fail ?

    Dose anyone know anything about what counts as career fail and how you go about making a claim ?
  7. E

    Dog Handler requirements and basic training preparation

    I have wanted to join the Army for as long as I can remember but due to being on antidepressants I have had a 2 year referral and have to wait until June 2021 to reapply. At first I wanted to join the RAMC but after looking at dog handler I have decided that’s exactly what I want to do. I was...
  8. Kash_Tendies

    Anyone recommend any kit items for Training?

    So I know this sort of thread gets posted a lot but I start phase 1 in a few weeks and I was hoping some of you could give me some advice on miscellaneous kit I might want to bring. so I’ve got all the items listed on the official army kit list I.e. wash kit, towels, boot polish kit etc. and...
  9. M

    Honest advice needed.

    First of all I want to thank anyone who has taken the time to read this and replay, I really mean it. Thank you. So to cut a long story short I’m 26 Turing 27 in August, and really want to join the paras. There’s just one thing holding me back, am I too old? I’m in ok shape and very mentally...
  10. Noob1

    Awaiting Chef Training

    Can someone tell me what it’s like as a Chef in the British Army in this day how many exercises you go on what the shifts are like or whether you mainly work on a camp cook house? (Recent insights would be preferred) All info is appreciated though, cheers (Awaiting phase 3 of my training going...
  11. L


    Hello All! Ive come searching for help with a problem Im having with apply to join the British Army. I'm Dual British citizen that lives in America and I want to be an officer but have no A levels or GCSES because of doing all my schooling in USA. Does anyone have any idea as to what I can do??
  12. M

    Leaving the army????????

    Thank you for reading this post first time in doing something like this. I am after some help/ advice on a situation. I am a current serving soldier at the rank of Sgt in the army (just over 12 years in) and been thinking about getting out for about 2 years now. Keep saying to myself just...
  13. O

    young mans game

    hi guys. I’m looking to join the infantry, hopefully pass assessment in Jan. I’m a bit older than your average recruit joining at 31 looking for some general advice as i know its a young man’s game. Getting my fitness ready, got my run time to 9.mins for the test. Also looking at regiments in...
  14. U

    Paras vs Rifles

    Hi there. Trying to decide weather to go paras or rifles. If the training is similar for the most part besides p company ill probably go for paras. Im under the impression training from day 1 with the paras is a a lot harder than normal infantry regiments such as rifles. Mentally Id like to...
  15. C

    Any advice for a Med Tech?

    I applied to join up last May and got deferred for a year but got it appealed. I’ve wanted to join for years but put my self through college first to get my qualifications in order. I’ll be off for my medical some time in November and I was wondering if any of you had some advice for me...
  16. 1

    Best Leatherman? What would you recommend?

    Hello all, brand new here. Just wanted to pop on and ask whether anyone had an suggestions for a Leatherman to give someone as a gift? I've been asking around and learning a lot via friends of various different traditions and customs in the Army such as bulling cloths, polish and port, etc...
  17. C

    Best local regiments for life experience (poll)

    Background info: 21 year old, this poll will help me decide a lot. My local ones are Infantry, MP (but furthest away and is bullshit to get to at rush hour), Logistics, and Royal Artillery. I work full time and a Saturday shift every four weeks however get an extra day off on my weekend...
  18. Bras19

    Running advice

    So I’ve got my assessment Center soon and I want to adjust/improve my running technique so I can run further for longer. I’ve got to run 2km in 10:15–11:15 maximum Got any tips?
  19. B

    Help with Royal Signals career choice!

    I have been wanting to join the military for years now. I think now is the right time for me. Just looking for some further information about the Royal Signals - this is the area I think best suits me. The role of Communications Engineer-Systems Engineer appeals to me the most. So just a few...
  20. The_Unstoppable

    High Blood Pressure

    Are you allowed in the army with high higher blood pressure, considering it in no way affects you and you have never needed medication for such reason?
  21. R

    Medical Deferral, What Now?

    Yesterday, i received a medical deferral for a migraine i had around a year ago. I will have to wait until l April 2020 (14 months from now) before i can even reapply. Obviously i am gutted as i had my heart set on this but such is life and i very much plan to reapply in April of next year...
  22. Z

    Joining REME straight from university

    So I’ve just graduated from university in motorsport technology which was basically engineering but I did a couple of electronic based modules. I achieved a 2.2 with 59.8% which the university wouldn’t round up for ridiculous reasons and this has essentially meant I don’t even make it past the...
  23. Tappet

    Small “Factory Custom” Bikes

    Hi all, My bonus from work should be coming through soon. Rather than do something foolish and wasteful, like overpay the mortgage or put into savings, I though I’d invest it into buying a small-engined motorcycle to commute into work on (I live in SW London, work in E London - it’ll be...
  24. Asmod

    Infantry or Armoured Engineers

    Hello, So I have been looking into the army, aside from the fact that i have always been drawn to it, I'm sick of civvie life. I am immediately drawn to the infantry as I like the whole "purest form of soldiering" aspect. I love risks and doing anything that gets the adrenaline pumping, also...
  25. A

    Should I leave halfway through training?

    I'm am currently 6 months into AFC Harrogate and I'm starting to consider whether joining the army was the best thing to do. I am currently aspiring to join the rifles but I've met a lot of servicemen that have told me to think twice about joining the army as this really is not what it seems...
  26. GrumpyWasTooCheerful

    Retiring soon, suggestions/advice please.

    Eyes in. All being well, my retirement from teaching will activate this October next. I want to bugger off somewhere, on my own, for a couple of weeks. My budget will be £3 - 4K. I was thinking of: * horse trekking or a dude ranch * train trip across the Rockies * safari * free fall camp...
  27. Kevj3241

    ADSC Glencorse Experience

    I have just completed my ADSC 2-day assessment at Glencorse and thought it may benefit some recruits to find out a little about the experience. Don't worry I won't be giving any secrets away, but it does offer a little insight to the Assessment Centre. 13-07-2017 (Day 1): Day 1 of my Army...
  28. A

    How many carry bags for Phase 1A

    Hi all, will be doing my consolidate Phase 1A reserve training soon. Including my Bergen and black kit bag, are we allowed to take another carry bag to put all of our other necessary equipment (sanitary stuff etc) in or am I supposed to somehow find space for this in my issued bags? thanks...
  29. dun_n_dusted

    Need some advice

    Do you think we're all doctors on here? Go and see one.
  30. Rotten Chompers

    Police or Army Dilemma

    Hi everyone, I'm an 18yr old who has already applied to the police and have been given my selection date, however I have also applied to the Army (but haven't done the BARB test). Police work has always interested me and I thought that the Met was quite a lucrative job choice; with many...
  31. L

    para hopeful at 23

    hi guys, new to this forum however...i am currently 23, will be 24 and half before I am fit enough to submit an application with the paras (don't want to waste there time and mine if not fit enough at the moment). I knows there's a few old threads knocking around but its hard to actually see how...
  32. TeamBox

    Joining the Royal Signals

    Hi I am looking to join the Army in the Royal Signals I am looking at Signals Installation Technician or communication systems operator role I was just after a bit of advice, I was just wondering, is this a role where I would be in combat? or is it more of a role where I would be at base most...
  33. BarcelonaAnalPark

    Incompetency Based Interview Questions

    Competency based questions are the bane of every job searcher's life. You know and the interviewer knows whether you can do the job but you still have to go through the process of answering bone questions which usually ends up with someone else getting the job. I'm considering a new concept in...
  34. P

    Can i do more?

    Hi Guys, I was deferred for asthma treatment 4 years ago and am now eligible again, I have let myself go massively (fitness wise) as I kind of went off the army and just went to work on civvi street. I did a fitness test which was abysmal: 13:34 - 1.5 mile 14 - Press Ups (2 Min) 34 - Sit ups...
  35. M


    I am an 18 year old lad who has just gained a qualification in engineering at college. Seeking no bullshit as I've pretty much had it with my local AFCO trying to sway me into overly vacant roles and not focusing on my personal priorities. Advice from a careers advisor or a very well...