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  1. B

    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...
  2. U

    Fixing Brown Boots - Help needed

    Hi i was just wondering if anyone could help me out and shine a little advice on how i could fix my brown boots. I have a set of Brown Karrimor SF boots that i stupidly followed the advice to use Kiwi Dark Tan on them and now they are the Dreaded Maroon colour. How do i Strip the boot and remove...
  3. S

    Family appeal for murdered Royal Marine

    The family of murdered Royal Marine Carl Davies are asking for people to sign a petition for the UK government to raise the case with the French authorities... https://petition.parliament.uk/pe http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness...
  4. M

    Forces Help To Buy

    Hi everyone. I am thinking very seriously about leaving the army, but have a FHTB loan. Does anybody have any info on what happens regarding the loan if I leave, any information would be greatly appreciated. Kind regards
  5. warty_melon

    Forklift Engineers/Fitters/Mechanics/Electricians

    Apologies MODS if I've posted in the wrong area, just trying to help a brother or sister. First job I applied for I got the position, being an amputee this was mega, however I digress, Neckar Forklifts near Windsor are looking for Ex Forces with any experience in Mechanical & Electrical...
  6. T

    Reserve to regs

    Hi, I’ve been in the infantry reserve for little over a year now and was wondering if anyone has any info on transferring to regs I.e. how much training I will need to do if any... looking at joining artillery of that makes any difference? Any info appreciated
  7. F

    British Army Website Isn't Working... help please

    So I start filling in my application, get to the end of the first page, hit "Save for later". Now any time I go back to the MoD Army website where you fill out the application form, I tap "Start Your Application", have to sign in again (despite being already signed in, as indicated by the...
  8. d3adp1zzab0y

    Tattoos At AFC Harrogate

    hello, I am currently at school doing GCSEs and have already sent in my application for Harrogate. i'm waiting to hear back about my interview and selection day but have a question about tattoos. I love tattoos, and i've wanted them since i was really young. Last year i thought "what's the...
  9. S

    Questions Before Signing-up First Time

    Hi! I've read ARRSE before but never actually had to post, I'm 18 and I've been looking at joining the reserves to fill in my spare time (My college BTEC Architecture course is only Mon/Tue and my gf is flexible). I'm down in Dorset and am lucky to have many facilities close by (Bovington camp...
  10. P

    new to SPS

    New to this and no one to help so going crow mode. I'm a scab, and a clark, just starting out and the support is non existant, as their retention is shit, which is reasonable. I'm having massive issues with finding infomation, in a perfect world i can find someone within the SPS and they can...
  11. M

    Interview, GCSEs, accepted into role - help

    if you pass the maths and English test at the 2 day interview, but don't have the maths and English gcse needed for your chosen role(s) will the army see pass the 'bad' grades and let you in?? If so, dose the army provide maths and English training to achieve the grades you need? Thank you
  12. L

    Pre-interview Document HELP

    Ok so i have my interview tomorrow and i have a few questions left to answer and i've looked everywhere for the answers and have found nothing. 1 what is the amount of leave given for phase one training for REME, RAC and Royal Signals? i don't know if its six weeks for all of them or if thats...
  13. 1

    Bmi over limit at phase 1??

    Hi I'm 16 and set to start at Harrogate for the long course on the 1st of October. I recently weighed myself and realised that I will be over the limit of 27 and won't have enough time to loose enough weight before I start. The reason I put on weight is that I let myself go a bit as it was my...
  14. MoonMan

    Ironing Kit

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  15. Ilbmgirl

    Big issues. Poc are there but Investigation started.

    Good evening to all of you! First im german my german is poor but good enough to talk in person to native english speakers. I hope the ones who want to help me with some infos out are patient. Hope im right here. My Boyfriend is married. He nd his wife are already separated (i talked to her...
  16. Ilbmgirl

    Big issues. Poc are there but Investigation started.

    Good evening to all of you! First im german my german is poor but good enough to talk in person to native english speakers. I hope the ones who want to help me with some infos out are patient. Hope im right here. My Boyfriend is married. He nd his wife are already separated (i talked to her...
  17. Couragethecowardlydog

    Soldier -> Officer OR straight to Officer training??

    Hi guys, been pondering on joining the army for a few months now and after some research, I've begun the joining process. I am still at University so my original plan was to join as a Reserve Officer. I'm interested in the Int Corps who the army careers lot have said is at 120% capacity so are...
  18. D

    Some questions I still have...

    Hello, First of all I'd like to apologise for the more than likely long winded and large post I am about to do, it has to be like this because all the questions I have seem to have around 4 different answers on different forums and the actual Army website! So I decided to go for it and go and...
  19. H

    REJOINING/GRASS GREENER MY ARRSE!!

    If anyone can post a bit of helpinghand !! currently a prison officer and realising leaving the army was the worst decion i could of made ... left 2 weeks from finishig phase 2 training in 2013. Been born and raised into the army, most of family served 10+ years. Ifi dont do it now i never will...
  20. Lizzerd

    Help with DAOR / LEAVE AS UNHAPPY Soilder

    Hello I'm currently at AFC Harrogate and I wish to DAOR but I dont ive been told about leave as an unhappy soilder I'm not sure the difference between the two is and if they have any effect on me joining later on in life ? Any help would be a great help
  21. Roza

    Do I jump or be pushed?

    I'm 20 years old, been in the army for 4 years on 29th April this year. July 2015 I was passenger in a car accident and sustained a whiplash injury. A month later I was deployed to Poland on exercise, armed only with a sick chit and still very much in pain. It took until November 2015 to even...
  22. R

    British Army Portrait Exhibition Please Help

    The British Army is a diverse and proud organisation with a cherished heritage. ‘Soldiery’, both as a portraiture exhibition, and its subsequent book, has been a project that focused on historically documenting the modern British Military in a contemporary reflection of historical portraiture of...
  23. dun_n_dusted

    Need some advice

    Do you think we're all doctors on here? Go and see one.
  24. R

    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...
  25. A

    1.5 mile run

    this is probably already on here but I've got my selection in 3 weeks and I can't find it. I did my pda 1.5 mile run last month and I just passed when I have done practice runs I haven't done as well. At the pda the guys were encouraging whilst running for example one of them shouted well done...
  26. Kegger_Ross

    Need help with interview questions

    I am going to the army brief and candidate discussion tomorrow and was looking for advice. This is to go to Harrogate AFC in September I hope to go into REME but I am still unsure on which role I would go in as. I also would like advice on types of questions to ask the interviewer. This is the...
  27. J

    Chances of winning medical appeal???

    Hi, I just got my online medical form back and it said I was disqualified. So I called them up and asked what it was that did this. It was because I have previously had asthma (which I haven't suffered from for a 6 years now) and because I have at 2 or more doses of medical steroids for my...
  28. C

    Chance of early promotion REME armourer

    Afternoon guys, I'm starting my phase 1 in march as a reme armourer (cue the porn stash jokes) i was wondering is early promotion possible in this role? Its not the reason I'm going for this its just the most appealing trade for me. I'm already a qualified mechanical engineer with 10 years...
  29. 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...
  30. B

    Does anyone recognise these WW1 medals?

    So, this is a real shot in the dark but if there’s anyone out there who has any idea – or can point me in the right direction – it’s all much appreciated. My grandfather was Indian and fought in India for the British (obviously, given India was part of the Empire) during WW1. All I have to go...
  31. SgtA

    Golden Anchor Button Delivered In Post No Message? HELP!!

    HI Guys, I was wondering if anyone could help. I have just today got a small golden anchor (Navy dress uniform style) button posted in a small envelope through my door. The envelope had no writing on it and nothing inside apart from this button. I am really confused and cant find any...
  32. 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...
  33. E

    Future infantryman (hopefully) help

    I'm a 16 year old Scottish male who is hoping to join the Infantry when I am 18. I was hoping if anyone would give me tips on things to do before going to sign up I'm 6ft 2/3 and am 10st. Any help is apriciated
  34. A&SH_RTR

    RTR Tank Crew Badge?

    Hi All, Just wondered if I could get some guidance? I'm in the ACF and affiliated with the RTR. I was given a Tank Crew Badge and wondered if I am allowed to sew it on to my blanking plate? I have read the dress regs but it doesn't really clarify so if anyone has any help other than quoting the...
  35. Qournbeef99

    Getting fit for the PARAS!!!!!

    Good evening ladies, im 17 and absolutely hate my job so I fancy jumping out of a plane. I would join the paras right now if I was fit enough however my 1.5 mile time isnt up to scratch and running long distances (4miles +) is not my strong point, so if there are any serving or ex paras, or...
  36. Will Glento

    Those posters in ablutions blocks on camp.

    I know this is a strange request but does anyone have a picture of one of those posters telling you not to dispose of ammo/pyro in the toilets, I'll explain later. Cheers.
  37. Dannyy.simo

    Urgent!! Fracture before training

    Basically I've passed my selection and everything, and I'm just waiting to go to Harrogate on 25th September, but about 3 weeks back almost a month I fractured my foot nothing serious and it should be healed fully ten days before start date, but should I ring them up to tell them or just leave...
  38. M

    Resettlement.

    Alright, I have done 5 years 3 months, 6 years 3 months by the time I have got out, I'm wondering what I'm entitled to and when I could start my courses? I'm planning going back onto diggers and there only level 2 so can't get elc. Also does the course have to be local or if it's cheaper further...
  39. Dannyy.simo

    REME rece mech or rifles

    I'm wondering what would be the best choice as I've always wanted to go in the infantry and people have been saying getting a trade is the best choice? What's your thoughts infantry or recovery mech? I heard rece mech has abit of combat in there as combat is what I want? What's dose Recovery...
  40. E

    Help on pension advise needed for single child

    Hi my father was received an army pension I am his only child he never married nor was married to my mother my question is I'm I entitled to the pension as he has now passed I'm not sure what to do or how to go about it he said he always wanted it to go to me to put away from his grandchildren...

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