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    Army Medical Appeal

    Basically, Long-Story Short: I Applied for the British Army “April 2019” & Was Formally rejected “June 12th 2019” - Due to “2 or more episodes of Anxiety” I was a young carer for my family member & I went to my GP to get some help for him and some support for myself handling this situation...
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    Joining the Air Corps

    Interested in joining the Air Corps and want to know what is involved in the joining process as I can't find too much information online. Any help is appreciated.
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    Does anyone know why this has shoulder pads?
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    Education Assessment

    Hello all, Am currently looking into the process from Soldier to Officer. I don't have the required GCSE's and will need to sit the educational assessment, would anybody have experience of going down this route and/or has sat the assessment and can tell me what it entails? Thanks!
  5. Auld-Yin

    Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

    Review by Metellus Cimber II Most people like to think that they know the basic facts about the Prince Consort's life. The younger son of the Duke of a comic-opera German State about the size of Staffordshire, Prince Albert married the Queen of the greatest empire that the world had yet seen...
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    Early posting application

    Hi, Is it possible to put in a ppp early to move units before my time due to being mistreated ? I put in a service complaint a couple of months ago, but it got chinned off due to the service person leaving, and they basically said forget about it and get on with it. I’ve been to welfare, the...
  7. Fort99

    Joining as a chef basic training questions

    I have recently completed my AC in Scotland and got my start date for phase 1 basic training in pirbright starting on the 8th of September. My job role is a chef in the rlc and wondered if they taught you how to drive/ helped you get your driving licence in basic training like other job roles...
  8. Johnnhoj

    Undiagnosed Asthma

    A good friend of mine has been in the Army Reserve for a number of years. In recent times particularly in the night times he has informed me that he has suffered with wheezing and shortage of breath. This is particularly in the summer months where the pollen count is higher than the norm, in...
  9. O

    Dog Handler Board Interview Advice

    Hello, First time using this site. I have my board interview this Thursday. Iv been struggling to find information on the RAVC and where they are deployed currently etc. Also anyone got any tips on the board interview? Thanks in advance!
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    Pirbright assessment centre 2019

    Hello this is just a thread to share knowledge about the new physical tests in the assesment centre and for sharing help on the cognitive test and the technical selection test.
  11. J

    Royal engineers or artillery?

    Okay so im on the army reserves while i finish my level 2 diploma in bricklaying and my gcse maths in college, I want to go full time bit can't decide wether as a sapprt or Gunner, it makes sense that because I'm already learning a trade that I just want to do a different role but it also makes...
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    Army v's RAF Rugby

    Details of the Army v's RAF Rugby matches next month for anyone who is interested. Gloucester RFC has already sold over 3000 tickets and it promises to be an epic day. But what we really want to do is fill Kingsholm, which can take up to 15,000, with service personnel and their families and...
  13. The_Unstoppable

    AFC Harrogate Swimming

    During AFC Harrogate, how important is being able to swim? Additionally, is a backstroke acceptable?
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    Can I apply to the army if I’ve been deferred from the navy?

    Hi guys, So back in November of 2017 I tried applying to the navy but was deferred due to self-harm and I’m not allowed to join till November 2020. I was wondering if I would be able to join the army or RAF before that?? Thanks
  15. JNM

    Background check debts.

    Passed checks, apparently student debts and overdrafts don’t matter
  16. K

    Army vs Navy

    Hi all, I'm finishing my A-Levels and looking at joining either the Army or Navy upon finishing at the end of June next year. My original idea of role was being part of the police sector for either, as that was my initial idea of a civi job. I've taken the initial steps in joining both but the...
  17. K

    DEFFERAL FOR BACK PAIN

    Got deferred from the army for back pain being in my medical history. I attempted to appeal it and got a medical letter from my GP saying I am free from any symptoms regarding back pain and I am fit and healthy to proceed along with the application. Unfortunately this appeal was rejected. Got...
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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...
  20. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Quest Jobs

    With almost two decades of working with Service leavers to help them prepare for the next part of their working life, in the civilian workplace, QUEST is well placed to help you make your next career move. Check out our jobs listings below to find your next perfect placement … Click Here to...
  21. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  26. AlfieFYB

    Army recruitment ad - my thoughts

  27. 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...
  28. 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?
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    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...
  31. chuggafugga

    Subway?

    Any clue on if you get a discount with your MOD90 or Defence Discount Service card?
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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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