infantry

  1. J

    Changing Role in phase 1

    Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone could help me understand the rules and process of changing Roles/Cap badge during phase 1 training. I’m set to start intake in February in the RA at Winchester but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do that or go into infantry. If during phase 1 I decide I know for...
  2. M

    Transfer advice

    So I’m joining the royal signals and I do plan to do P Coy to join 16X however I was wondering if from this there was a way to transfer fully into the Para reg? Any help is appreciated :)
  3. untallguy

    Fire Force

    Fire Force is the autobiographical account of a young soldier who served three years in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. The author, Chris Cocks, fought in the late 1970s in the Rhodesian Bush War and his story is simply epic I've read a number of accounts of the Bush War, some general history...
  4. G

    How important is where your from in determining what regiment you choose ?

    Is it unheard of for someone to join a regiment that isn’t local to them. How much does where you live factor into you getting into a regiment ? Are the county regiments like the York’s and duke of Lancaster closed off to people who aren’t from the traditional recruitment areas ?
  5. D

    What should I join?

    Hi, I have just completed my assessment centre and got a 7.8 on the bleep test which is good enough to get into anything apart from infantry I was hoping to get into infantry but didn't make it, what is the closest regiment or role to infantry? I'm thinking about Royal Artillery but wondering is...
  6. R

    Reasons for not being promoted after 10+ years

    Why is it that some long serving Riflemen/ Privates do not promote over a 10 year or more period? Is this common or uncommon?
  7. F

    How hard is the running at Catterick?

    I start CIC at Catterick in January (going for the rifles), I feel mentally ready and I'm confident in upper body but Im a really weak runner, My 5k time is between 27-30 mins depending on when I run (slower in the mornings before I eat). Am I going to really struggle or will I be fine, a few of...
  8. T

    How hard is it to commission into the Guards Division?

    Hello everyone, I have just begun my Officer application for the British army. It’s obviously still very early stages at the moment, but I have always had my sights firmly set on the guards division; particularly the Grenadier Guards or the Coldstream Guards. I have been doing some research into...
  9. G

    Advice regarding Soldier to Officer transition? (My backstory included)

    Hello everybody, This is my first post on ARRSE after lurking the board. I have a few questions for anybody who has any knowledge or experience to answer them for me. I am 23 years old and currently studying at the University of Sheffield doing a Foundation Year which will progress on to a...
  10. Kash_Tendies

    Anyone know what kit is actually issued now?

    So I’m starting phase 1 training in a few days and I was curious what kit is actually issued to recruits now? I’ve looked around for a comprehensive list which is up to date but came up short. Do they issue the little things like boot polish and polish kits? I’ve been watching some videos of...
  11. S

    Whats the difference in infantry regiments?

    So, I applied for the Army in July 2019. Its been a bit of a long process. I applied for the parachute regiment, took PRAC in February but unfortunately failed. I've been given the opportunity to retake in August. I'm much more prepared this time round, I know what to expect and my fitness has...
  12. M

    Royal Irish or Irish Guards?

    Looking to join one of these two, get the impression that some regiments in the army are shit, which of them is better and why? Cheers.
  13. A

    RLC Driver/comms or Household Cav?

    Evening all, My husband is struggling between RLC driver/comms and household cav. He’s 32 and a civvie HGV class 1 driver currently and wanting to rejoin. Everyone has advised him against infantry due to his age but just wondered what people’s opinions are or experiences of the job roles...
  14. R

    Guards Officer

    Good day to you all, I am currently in the proccess of applying for an army scholarship, my Medical report has just been recieved by my CSM, and i would like to know about how likely it is that i will get into the regiment I want to. My top choice is the grenadier guards, followed by the scots...
  15. J

    3 MI Deployment Opportunities

    Hi, Firstly apologies if this is in the wrong section wasn't sure if more suited for here or Reserve Recruitment. Interested in joining 3 MI in London however after reading a few threads on the site have noticed that high frequency/chance of deployment keeps popping up when discussing the Int...
  16. W

    Royal Regiment of Scotland

    Hello, is there anyone here currently a serving or an ex officer in the Royal Regiment of Scotland? Would love to have a few questions answered!
  17. 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...
  18. untallguy

    Infantry Combat – The Rifle Platoon

    Infantry Combat – The Rifle Platoon by John F. Antal is designed to support the training of officers and NCOs in small-unit tactics and leadership. The author is a retired US Army combat arms officer with a wide range of experience and has written a scenario where the reader is a US infantry...
  19. M

    Infantry or Engineers?

    Hello folks, I am interested in joining the reserve forces. I am not entirely sure what is the best role to choose though. I have an advantage in that there is a great choice around me as there is infantry, signals, engineers, logistics, military intelligence and artillery. However I would be...
  20. Smeggers

    The History of the 15th Scottish Division by Lt. Gen. H.G. Martin CB, DSO, OBE.

    The division was a second line Territorial Army Division, the duplicate of the British 52nd (Lowland) Division and served in the Second World War, where, among other actions, it was part of VIII Corps under Lieutenant-General Sir Richard O’Connor in Normandy and it ended the war on the Elbe...
  21. Ghosty94

    Help needed RE Phase 1

    Hello everyone ! First off I’d like to say hey I’m Ryan , I’ve recently passed selection to join the Infantry hopefully going scots guards . I have my start date at Catterick ITC , service number and so on , what i would ask is Absolutely any tips or info on what to expect at phase one and how...
  22. Luminae

    Looking for feedback: Luminae Garmin Foretrex Mount.

    What do you guys think of this? Luminae Garmin Foretrex Mount. All feedback is appreciated, any questions please ask.
  23. L

    Unsure of Regiment

    Hello, this is my first post on here, so apologies if I’m posting this in the wrong forum. I’ve recently applied for the Army as an infantry soldier, and I’m completely unsure of which regiment to join. I live in North Wales and my preference would be light infantry. I’ve looked into The Welsh...
  24. K

    Medical

    Goood evening, not sure if I’m posting in the right place or whatever but I don’t know where else to seek help as my army recruiter won’t discuss medical issues with me which is fair enough. I have served in the reserves for a year in 2016 and passed my assessment and went to training. As a...
  25. I

    Will having tried joining the Royal-Navy affect joining the Army.

    Hi all, Moved to France when i was 7 and 2 years ago tried joining the Royal-Navy (Would have been the Army but got talked into it by parents who didn't want me to be on the front lines). Went back to the UK to do the interview, The Naval Service Recruiting Test (NSRT) and Pre-joining Fitness...
  26. R

    Weekends in the Army

    This is my first post on this website so this might be the wrong place to post this but here goes. So i am currently in the process of joining the infantry - hoping to join the Rifles if i complete Basic Training. I was wonder when you join your regiment, what does the typical soldier do on...
  27. P

    Commando gunners

    I was discharged from RM training not too long ago, currently undergoing a medical appeal to join the army and if this is successful hope to join 29 commando in Plymouth. The RA seems like a good option to me as it seems like there are many specialist/elite regiments you can go on to and looks...
  28. B

    Deployment frequency

    Hey all, newly registered but been creeping around for a few weeks and have a question for the vets So I'm joining the British army with the initial intention to join the paras BUT the thing that has drawn me to join the British army apart from the obvious reasons this being a more personal...
  29. P

    SFSG Vetting

    Hi all, does anybody know what kind of vetting would be required to serve with 1 Para (SFSG), i have previously been turned down for Developed Vetting in a different role and im curious to find out whether it is possible to serve with a standard security clearance.
  30. 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...
  31. C

    JNCO CLM PT 1

    I am a full screw currently posted out in Kenya for 6 months. I was selected and promoted almost a year ago whilst I was on another posting so my time only in battalion was only a couple of months before getting shipped out here as TDS. Im lead to believe you should complete your CLM PT 1...
  32. G

    Infantry re-joiner

    Hi all, I left the Army, 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment in October 2015 after 4.5 years service. I had sustained a muscular injury in my back which I had battled with for just over a year prior to signing off after constantly plateuing and not being able to get back to full...
  33. P

    Regimental marching songs and hymns

    Hello to you all. I’m looking for the Second World War regimental marching songs and/or hymns of the following infantry regiments: - Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire LI - Highland Light Infantry Is there anyone who could help me please? Thanks in advance :)
  34. LongStride

    Army infantry reserve questions?

    Hello and Good Afternoon, I’ve spent a few weeks looking on forums and various army websites but I can’t seem to find the answers I need. I work for my self as a digital designer. I generally spend 40 hours a week designing and doing admin. I earn less then £10.000 a year meaning I can’t pay...
  35. P

    Selection Experience - Pirbright

    Hi all! Returned from selection at ATC Pirbright on Friday and thought I would share my experiences as I personally found these threads very useful when I was doing my own preparations. Day 1 I traveled from Norfolk to Brookwood via London, a fairly painless journey though I’m very used to...
  36. L

    what exactly is different about 4th rifles? got a few questions about them.

    So I see they are ''specialised infantry'', what does this mean? how is it different to 1 or 2 rifles? also ive read somewhere that 4th battalion is mostly for officers so would I have any chance getting them as a normal private? I understand they do a lot of training of foreign troops, but...
  37. O

    Advice on Units to Join

    Hi everyone, Need some advice on who to join. I'm wanting to go as an officer, but I failed Main Board last time, and should I fail again, I will join the army as a soldier. I've talked to careers people, and I've mentioned my interest in the infantry, but they are not keen as I am a graduate...
  38. L

    Pnuemothorax (collapsed lung)

    Hi everyone, 2 years ago I had a very small pneumothorax (less than 2cm’s). Bed rest for a week or two and cleared itself up with no need for treatment. Absolutely no issues whatsoever since. Anyway I’d like to join the infantry as a reservist, wondering if this might hinder my application...
  39. 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
  40. 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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