joining army

  1. HopefulArmyLad

    Ive applied to join the army

    I've recently applied to join the British army, I've filled out my application and have an appointment to speak to a careers advisor. I've just signed the forms to allow them to obtain my medical records. I'm 33 reasonably fit. 6'5, so my BMI is slightly higher. I'm looking for advice as to how...
  2. K

    Passing assessment with Bmi of 32,but fit enough to pass all assessment Center day tasks. Will I still pass?

    Basically I have my assessment Center in 2weeks time I’m worried I won’t get in because of my Bmi I’m 21 years old I’m a male my Bmi is 32 with 105cm waist My fitness is up to scratch and I’m a rejoiner so I’m 100% sure fitness wise I’ll have no problems with and will continue to do my...
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    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 ?
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    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...
  5. E

    Re enlist

    Hi guys/girls. I left the army about 8 years ago and miss it as I am thinking of re enlisting. If I do how long can I serve as it is 22 years service. But I have already served from 2005 to 2013. If I join now I'd be 33 I am confused to the maximum service allowed from the age I am now any help...
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  7. M

    Royal navy to Army

    Hi all currently in the process of joining the navy (interview, medical ) all done but I failed my Psychometric test. I'm gonna be honest I'm not very smart with that sort of stuff and stuggle alot at school too. My plan was to be a aet for 4 years and build up my fitness to then join royal...
  8. M

    Honest advice needed.

    First of all I want to thank anyone who has taken the time to read this and replay, I really mean it. Thank you. So to cut a long story short I’m 26 Turing 27 in August, and really want to join the paras. There’s just one thing holding me back, am I too old? I’m in ok shape and very mentally...
  9. T

    Prediabetes - Looking to join

    Hi All I have searched far and wide for an answer to this but haven’t had much luck so thought I’d start a new thread. Currently in the application process to join the army. The Capita recruiter has sent off for my medical records. I was diagnosed with NDH (prediabetes) around a year ago. My...
  10. J

    I have just under 6 weeks to prepare for my assessment

    Provided i pass i aim to go on and train to be a paratrooper i was hoping someone would be able to point me in the right direction for me to follow i haven't done as much training as id like and hope i can make up for it within these 6 weeks i have recorded a 1.2 mile run on a treadmill at 7.47...
  11. 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...
  12. S

    Eyesight standards for RAMC

    Do the army allow people with +8.00 vision in the left eye and +5.25 vision in the right to serve as I’ve heard different things from different people such as it being a case by case basis. I have been to my Afco but they were no help, thank you
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    Medical Deferral, What Now?

    Yesterday, i received a medical deferral for a migraine i had around a year ago. I will have to wait until l April 2020 (14 months from now) before i can even reapply. Obviously i am gutted as i had my heart set on this but such is life and i very much plan to reapply in April of next year...
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    Uni student joining the Army!

    Hi all, Not sure if this belongs here but I'm currently a first year Management Marketing student at a Russell Group uni and need to know if joining the army as an officer is worth while! I've been told the army is great to progress and do a masters, returning to civilian life as a top...
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    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...
  16. JNM

    Background check debts.

    Passed checks, apparently student debts and overdrafts don’t matter
  17. 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...
  18. H

    RTR on operations

    Hi guys first post on the site hoping I have put this on the right place. So I'm currently interested in joining the RTR as a tank crewman. My question is what other duties would I have to be doing outside of maintaining and driving/shooting eta of the tank? If anything else at all. So if I...
  19. Ninja_Stoker

    Defence Recruiting System (DRS) Feedback request

    There have already been a couple of threads on the thorny issue of the new, tri-service, regular, reserve, officer or other rank, online Defence Recruiting System (DRS) which is proving exceptionally troublesome. It would be very much appreciated if we could gather tri-service feedback to...