infantry

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    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...
  2. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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
  6. 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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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
  15. 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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  19. 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...
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    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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    Im being pushed into my local regiment

    I am from Buckinghamshire and my dad was from Essex, I want to join the anglians because that was my dad's local regiment (even though he joined the tsw in the raf), at the moment however, I live in Wales, I went to a recruiting office and they started pushing me into the royal Welsh, as not to...
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    Harrogate or as levels

    I'm come to a point on wether I want to go to Harrogate or join a sixth form college and get AS levels, I don't want to do a levels. I have no intention of becoming an officer with the exception of possibly joining in later army career. I want to join the rifles and I'm wondering wether to join...
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    Help me on these statements

    Earlier today as speaking to ex soldier. He said to me that he saw that soldiers get treated like shit and that the infantry role is boring and involves sitting on camp doing **** all. Also what prospects are after infantry
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    Which force/regiment does the most tabbing other than commandos?

    I've mainly associated infantry to do the most tabbing but I'm open to any corps. I love tabbing for some reason and I want to have a job where I do the most of it. Call me strange, I don't give a shit. Cheers
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    Section commanders inserts ( TAM ) SCBC

    Hi, I'm looking for an electronic copy of the Section commanders inserts, Does anyone have these?
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    Do you have to be from an area to be in that areas infantry

    I'm not joining but I'm just curious to know that if you were in Wales and you wanted to join say the pwrr, do you have to be from down south to join and would the careers office have to be there to allow you to join, my mate said he was talking to a royal Welshman and said he wanted to join...
  27. 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...
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    Infantry enquiry

    I'm hoping to join Harrogate in the next year or so and I'm hoping to join the paras or the guards,m y questions to myself are should I join paras, reg infantry or LD, I like ceremonial but im still deciding on wether or not I would personally want to make a living of it, my main concern is that...
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    Jobs after infantry

    I'd love to do infantry, in cadets I loved it even though it was only basic, my main issue is when I leave then what can I do, I've CNT level 2 in it, GCSE engineering and an nvq in engineering ops (can't remember the level) if I went to Harrogate I would get two more qualifications, I'm stuck...
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    How does one join the royal Gibraltar regiment?

    I'm not interested in joining, Im just curious on how it's done, do they just apply as normal infantry or do they transfer.
  31. GleamingQunt

    Anyone transferred from Infantry to Int Corps before?

    Looking to get some information on transferring to the Intelligence Corps, from Infantry. Basically I'm wanting to do something different and would like to know what its like being transferred? Where the phase 2 (if it is that) training is conducted? Also if I'd have to go back to the depot for...
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    Rifles waiting list

    I've heard that to join the rifles there's a waiting list, why? How long is it? Does this stop me from joining at 16? Is it possible to fastrack? Thanks for support.
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    Rifles waiting list

    I've heard about the rifles having a big waiting list, can someone explain this to me. Also, why have u never heard of rifles JS at Harrogate. Appreciated help
  34. JockScot

    Jobs that transfer to Civvy Police

    I am not sure if this has been asked before (Sorry if it has) but I was wondering if anyone knew if roles such as infantry are able to transfer to civvy Police with relative ease or if instead the Police are more looking for people from the different Corps?
  35. Villa

    Anyone about to apply for the Paras or in the selection process?

    Thinking about applying shortly and was wondering if anyone else on here is or if anyone is in selection now. If you've done parts of selection is there any advice you could give? Also what's the current time scale from Applying - Depot if you pass everything first time? Obviously it's like...
  36. sniper____

    Training Plan Requests / Tips

    *sorry if this is the wrong area to post this(new to forums)* Hello, I just passed my assessment with an A grade I am told the next intake is in April 2016 for ITC Catterick I am wanting to improve my fitness and strength as much as possible within this time, if anyone has/knows a 4 month...
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    Do infantry regiments have more "action" than others?

    The paras may seem more elite than others however, do certain regiments deploy more get to do more and see more. Would you join them?
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    RGJ equivalent-not rifles

    After rifles, who would you say is rgj equivalent and what are your opinions on it
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    Can you switch between infantryman an Guardsman in grenadiers?

    As the role guardsman, would you be able to do infantry and guarding the queen?

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