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  1. K

    Applying as a Solider or Officer?

    Hi! I'm currently at University, however I'm thinking of joining the army, yet I'm confused as to whether or not what route to take. I currently have the required UCAS points to apply as an officer but I also want the experience of being a regular solider. What I'm wondering is, can I move up...
  2. 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...
  3. mc2016

    Training and Migraines

    Have seen my gp about them, they're definitely migraines i have a sort of visual aura creating a blind spot for about 30 mins then the headache joins and i feel extremely nauseous. I do believe they are defently exercise induced but only happen if I don't eat within 1-1:30 hours after, however i...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. TeamBox

    Joining the Royal Signals

    Hi I am looking to join the Army in the Royal Signals I am looking at Signals Installation Technician or communication systems operator role I was just after a bit of advice, I was just wondering, is this a role where I would be in combat? or is it more of a role where I would be at base most...
  8. TeamBox

    Joining the Royal Engineers

    Hi I am looking to join the Army, in the Royal Engineers I am looking at the Engineer IT Systems Operator role I was just wondering, is this a role where I would be in combat? or is it more of a role where I would be at base most of the time? I understand it's difficult to answer, just trying...
  9. TeamBox

    Joining the Royal Engineers

    Hi I am looking to join the Army, in the Royal Engineers I am looking at the Engineer IT Systems Operator role I was just wondering, is this a role where I would be in combat? or is it more of a role where I would be at base most of the time? I understand it's difficult to answer, just trying...
  10. TeamBox

    Joining the Army

    Hi I am looking to join the Army, I am looking at Signals Installation Technician, communication systems operator or the Engineer IT systems Operator role I was just after a bit of advice, I see the Royal Signals do an insight course over 5 days? Is this good for getting a bit more knowledge on...
  11. 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
  12. M

    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...
  13. W

    Joining the TA whilst on meds for Depression?

    First point : I have searched the other threads for the answer but they were all full of grumpy ********* telling the poster to search the other threads and posts encouraging suicide. Feel free to post either if it makes you happy, but I doubt it benefits anyone Ok cheers – I have been on...
  14. M

    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...
  15. O

    Recruitment process - first stages

    Hi all... Just thought I'd write this to help anyone who has recently applied to the British army as I couldn't find much helpful information. I am still currently in the early stages of my application but ive had my first interview and got my dates for pre selection. First off you are bound...
  16. G

    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.
  17. G

    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
  18. D

    My journey to join

    I am joining a local field hospital. I have had my informal chat & am still waiting for my medical form to be completed. I'm having my formal interview tonight before PT, what should I expect? I don't have to do PT tonight, what should I wear if I do? About training weeks/weekends? Do you get...
  19. O

    Soldier first...

    My Dad who is ex-REME has always made a point of reiterating the fact that you are always a soldier first.. I know this is true and I am not knocking it. I am thinking of joining up and had my eye on Intelligence. I have been led to believe that as an operative you will be spending most of your...
  20. H

    Joining the RAFVR(T) as an officer with epilespy - is it possible??

    Joining the RAFVR(T) as an officer with epilespy - is it possible?? I know it doesn't seem terribly likely, I'm enquiring anyway, so that I'll know for sure once way or the other.
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    The Guards

    I'm joining as a guardsman and am choosing between grens. and coldstreamers, would any of each one have any major changes, advantages or disadvantages, in my career? Opinions on them in terms of ceremonial duties please Cheers for the replies, are there any height restrictions in general and...

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