army

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    Reading List

    Hey folks- I'm all done everything and Im waiting for my offer for an officer position in the Artillery. Since I've got some freetime- Im looking for information on reading lists for new officers. I've located a few: SUBLIST 1 — Cadets, Soldiers, Junior NCOs - U.S. Army Center of Military...
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    Advice on Joining Paras?

    Alright, so I'm 15 in 3 months and I plan to join the army when I leave after my A-Levels. I have been thinking of going into the Paras. I have access to a gym and I was wondering if there's anything I should start doing to prepare myself. I would consider myself quite fit. I can do 50...
  3. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Quest Jobs

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  4. JNM

    First army interview help.

    My interview is for next Wednesday. I’m fairly confident with most of the questions I’ll probably get but should I wear a shirt and tie or the full suit? Also I’ve been asked to run the 1.5 mile and record a time. Will it matter that I’m not quite at the 13-14 minute mark yet? I’ll have got...
  5. G

    RMAS Insight Day or RAF OASC?

    I am applying for a commission in both the RAF and Army, currently leaning towards Army, but have been given my RAF OASC date on the same day as the Insight Day at Sadhurst. Any advice from anyone, particularly on how worthwhile the Insight Day is? I will need to rearrange one, however the...
  6. B

    Help please

    Evening, Looking for some closure. I discharged from phase 2 at week 8 I think, reasons being - I felt it was the quickest and easier way for me to retrade and sort a few other potential problems back home. Anyway, my next intake will mark a record 13 weeks out of training and relisted back in...
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    Genuine question, genuine answer

    Afternoon, Looking for some closure. I discharged from phase 2 at week 8 I think, reasons being - I felt it was the quickest and easier way for me to retrade and sort a few other potential problems back home. Anyway, my next intake will mark a record 13 weeks out of training and relisted back...
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    Questions about joining HAC?

    Hi, I am very interested in joining the military but happen to like my civvie career so the reserves seems perfect to go for. I want to join a unit that is very unique and offers plenty of challenge. From what i can tell through a bit of googling HAC Patrols seems to be a very demanding but...
  9. AlfieFYB

    Army recruitment ad - my thoughts

  10. Newbieloo

    Help with army briefing (regular soldier)

    Hi I have looked about online for info on what happens in an army briefing but all people are talking about is joining as an officer and something that goes on for more that 1 day. I have a briefing at my local army career centre on Monday at 10am, the lady said it would take 2 hours tops so...
  11. d3adp1zzab0y

    degree from the REME

    I heard that you can get a degree in mechanical engineering in the REME, but how would one go about getting that, and is it only for certain roles?
  12. S

    Special Gunfire Observer Specialisations

    I saw prior to the recreation of the British Army's website, some of the Special Gunfire Observer's specialisations, however I'm closer than ever to making my decision and was wondering aside from Naval Gunfire Observer if there are any good specialisations or any worthwhile jobs you could do, I...
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    Pre-Employment Checks

    As I have not found any up to date info I thought I'd ask the question for recruits starting the application procress. What doe's the pre-employment checks involve? Thus far I have received a notification from gov.scot that an application about me has been made and delivered. Also, how long...
  14. chuggafugga

    Subway?

    Any clue on if you get a discount with your MOD90 or Defence Discount Service card?
  15. Asmod

    How did the Army change you?

    Hello, So I have been looking at signing up recently, and one of the reasons I'd like to join the forces is to get abit of life experience. So what I'm interested in knowing is if/how the army changed your personal perspective on life, how it changed you and what life lessons you've learnt...
  16. 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...
  17. R

    Failed Army Medical

    I failed the army medical for eczema, because of this I cannot reapply for 3 years. The eczema is now gone so could I join the Royal Marines? Would they know of my failed army medical and not let me join?
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    I can't decide what trade to go for

    I've looked at ones like ammunition technician, armourer, fabricator and general fitter. Can someone tell me what life is best with one. I've read what I can on prospects and role but I need to know wether being one has better lifestyle and an overall career than the other.
  19. S

    Army Life

    I would really like a career in the British Army, possibly as an officer. The only thing really holding me back is the working hours/day-to-day life; the thought of having a young kid and barely seeing them when I am stationed at base is worrying. I understand on operations and training...
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    Running 1.5 miles

    Hey guys, any help would mean a lot I will start by giving some background information I am 21, 6ft tall and weight around 72 KG so I applied to join the army as HR specialist. I recently went on my PDA recently everything went great other than 1.5 mile run my time was 15:45!! Ever since then I...
  21. S

    Initial Army Officer interview (Palace Barracks)

    Good Afternoon I have my initial Army officer interview next week , and was wondering if anyone on here has recently done theirs and could tell me what to expect. I am approaching this interview like any other and from threads and just some common sense came up with questions I think would be...
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    REME vs Signals vs Infrantry officer or *any suggestions*

    Alright so I will be joining the army in two years time as I need to sort out some dual nationality stuff which the army has clarified as to what I need to do. In this time I will try to bolster my skills as much as possible. Right now my skills the army could potentially use are: BEng + MSc in...
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    Promotion as an officer

    Hey everyone, excuse my inexperience and lack of knowledge of the army. Quick question. Is it possible if one were to be promoted quicker than whats stated on websites. For example, it states "Lieutenant is a rank typically held for up to 3 years". Can one be promoted faster than that if he is...
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    Army Deferral On Medical Grounds.

    Hi Guys, So first a bit of background I am currently going through the stages of joining the army, I have recently had my Army Brief and Face to face interview before assessment centre. During my admin part of the brief I happened to mention I have a blood condition which I was born with called...
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    What things do you need to write on webbing, body armour etc.

    I see it all the time on body armour, webbing and Bergen's. Where people have letters, numbers, the lot in Sharpie. Imm just curious but what is it they write on them?
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    No more commonwealth recruitment?

    So I noticed a few weeks back that the link www.army.mod.uk/commonwealth is no longer active, what does this mean? Does is mean that the British army is no longer recruiting from commonwealth countries? Need to find answers
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    Annual Tax Free Bounty, Reserve, Pro -Rata????

    Hi, So something I thought would be reasonably straight forward has not been and 2-3 hours DII access once every week has not gleaned any answers. I completed my regular career last year and joined the reserves part way through the new financial year. I have a decent SPSI who got me on the...
  28. B

    Should i go for ground crew specialist?

    I've always had a stickler for aviation and I've always wanted to work in that field with the military, unfortunately i ain't got a levels so i cant start off pilot. Can anyone tell me about the career of ground crew specialist?
  29. B

    Best mtp webbing?

    I've heard a lot of things about different types of webbing, I've been told to get a osprey belt and add on to it and I've also heard to get something from Dixie's corner or jay jays Brecon. Can someone give me a bit of help for what i should buy?
  30. S

    Career Mismanagement / Service Complaint

    I am looking for some information regarding career mismanagement and putting in a service complaint regarding it. I have been in the infantry now for 5 years and have completed my JNCO Cadre over a year back ending in what I was told at the end of the course as a promote now. It has now been...
  31. B

    I've been offered a job as a special OP, should i take it?

    Ive done my barb test today and i was told i should go for a special observer, is it something i should consider because i cant find as much information on it as other roles. My other job i had on mind was infantry then later recce but I'm hanging fire on that.
  32. R

    Medical

    Hello, I have recently attended my local selection board at pirbright and I passed. However at my selection they asked about anxiety and back problems. I used to suffer from both but when I made my medical declaration it wasn't on my records. Since though I went to my doctor about it just to...
  33. O

    Someone help please

    So bassicly I applied for British army full time in jAnuary done the interview passed , sent of my medicals and it came back I've been defered due to misuse of cannabis 3 years ago the thing is when I went to see the doctor I was having a rough time with life job living with a girl looking after...
  34. kiwidoug

    NZ SAS accused of "War Crimes"

    One of our more rabid "Authors" has released a new book accusing NZ SAS and unspecified US forces in causing multiple civilian deats in Afghanistan in 2010. I strongly suspect it's another attempt at sensationalism to drive sales, because the main author, a ***t called Nicky Hager has accused...
  35. O

    How long does reserve training last

    Hi, I have just started the joining process for the reserves for my gap year and time at uni as a soldier, I understand the whole phase 1 and alpha and bravo training bits but how long will the whole process take. Would it take me a whole year until I'm a soldier or can I basically do the...
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    Secondary job

    I'm currently awaiting discharge from ITC catterick, I've been waiting now 5 months for my discharge papers. I'm so bored it's unreal and my trade is security I was just wondering if I could work security while still technically in, would this affect anything? I can't stand another day sitting...
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    Sixth Form Scholarships/ Univesity Bursaries

    Hello, I am seriously considering applying for the army sixth form scholarship (and the bursary that comes with it) A question that I've asked a few of the recruiting officers and failed to get a straight answer on is how the top universities (Oxbridge particularly) will see a...
  38. Mr Sapper

    GNVQ SUBSTITUTE FOR GCSE

    Hi i have a GNVQ in engineering can this be used for a entry requirement in the army I'm looking join as a vehicle mechanic and grades needed are 3 D's in Maths, English, and double award science. I only have a D in Maths I'm looking to take my English exam again. Any help will be great. Cheers
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    What is a military personality?

    I keep hearing the phrase tossed about that some ex forces cfavs still have a "military personality/mindset" and "military humour" can someone explain what this is?

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