infantry

  1. B

    Catterick November 10th intake

    Hi I’m going into basic training and was wondering if anyone has any tips or advice of anything I might need or should take , thank you :)
  2. 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!
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. smeg-head

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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 :)
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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
  26. 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...
  27. B

    Joining the welsh guards

    I'm soon to apply for the army (finally!!!) and i'm going for the welsh guards, I ain't welsh by birth i'm eastern english but i've lived in wales for 12 years. I'm wondering wether it's actually a decent career to be going for because i've heard off some how it's one of the best things they've...
  28. 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...
  29. R

    Transfer to 47 RA

    Hello, I'm currently a lcpl in an infantry battalion and since finishing juniors have decided that I would like a job change 47 appealed to me before I went down to Wales so I'm looking for some information on the transfer process before I make my intentions known to my battalion, thanks.
  30. B

    Joining the infantry

    I have plans within the next year or so to join the rifles possibly however the one thing that's swaying me about that decision is the life after service. I've been told to go for a trade but unfortunately i am not so heavily technically minded plus i wanted to spend my career in what i think is...
  31. J

    Joining Sandhurst at 18

    Hi, I'm currently starting year 13 and currently deciding what to do after this school year. I was looking at becoming an infantry platoon officer and was wondering what are the chances of making it to Sandhurst without a degree? (P.S My fitness is to a good standard and I will meet the standard...
  32. 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...
  33. WelshWonder

    Question regarding medical forms

    Hi all. First of all, apologies if this has been posted in the wrong place, I'm still trying to get my head around these forums. With that said, onto the matter at hand - I've recently given my doctor my army medical forms to fill out, about two weeks ago at this point. Since then I've been...
  34. C

    Career failure?

    I feel I have been career failed. Since promoting to lance corporal I got myself course qualified straight away so I was eligible to promote again as soon as possible. Whilst injured I was moved into the post room where I was promised to be out within a year and ended up spending 2 and a half...
  35. Craigmack

    Expenses

    Hi, im currently training to join the parachute regiment and was wondering how much the average private will spend in total on all expenses e.g. food, accommodation, tax etc in an average month.
  36. E

    Would I fit into the military?

    Alright so guys I want to join the British Army as an officer. I have a masters in mechanical engineering and heard that its better to go for an officer role as people with degrees are preferred. I have a question mark in my head though. I moved to this country when I was 7, I am originally...
  37. J

    Army Officer Regiment choice

    So I'm wondering about potential regiment choices. I was thinking a Helicopter Pilot Officer in the AAC, however I have been researching and have read that a flying career lasts around five years. I've also heard the reg is also difficult to get into, but I haven't totally ruled it out. Can...
  38. D

    Infantry Platoon officer Reserve Education?

    Hello, I'd would like to join the Infantry Platoon as a officer in the reserve. I'm currently studying full time in Dublin, Ireland. I'm studying Computer Science as Ordinary Degree (level 7), now I didn't do well in my leaving cert (A-levels) so I won't be able to put that forward as my...
  39. Colonel Bogey

    So... Will women be in the Gurkha's?

    Just curious if anyone knows if women are going to be able to become officers in the Gurkha Rifles? From what I have read about the Gurkha's (which isn't much), I struggle to see if a female officer could gain enough respect to be seen as a leader among them... Will we also see women in the...
  40. V

    Hey I just applied for the infantry recently and have had social anxiety...

    On the questionaire it asked have you had anxiety in the past 12 months i awnsered honestly and stated yes. However I feel as though my anxiety is no longer an issue for me will they accpet me to proceed with the application? I havent been on medication for over 4 years

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