officer application

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    Confirmed Cadet Over 30s - Help

    Hi Everyone, I have recently passed Briefing, however, I have now been told that in order to do Main Board I need a regiment to sponsor me otherwise known as a confirmed cadet. I have emailed a few regiments which said that they do not offer this anymore and the two cap badges that do said...
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    Education Assessment

    Hello all, Am currently looking into the process from Soldier to Officer. I don't have the required GCSE's and will need to sit the educational assessment, would anybody have experience of going down this route and/or has sat the assessment and can tell me what it entails? Thanks!
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    Is family in hhcav essential for officer entry

    Im looking to join household cavalry as an officer when I finish 6 form. However, a couple of my mates have told me that they don't let you in unless you have some sort of family connection to the regiment. Sounds like bs but just wanted to ask
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    My Top Tips for AOSB briefing and MB

    Hi guys, not sure who this will reach. But hopefully I can help a few of you with any questions on passing AOSB briefing / main board. Both are extremely fresh in my mind and I for one know how daunting and nerve racking the whole process can be - especially with all the unknowns ahead of you...
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    Army officer initial interview tomorrow - current affairs knowledge

    Hello, I have my initial army officer interview tomorrow morning on skype. One of the things that will come up in the interview is current affairs knowledge. I have been researching current affairs but I am unsure what current affairs is likely to come up in the interview and how many...
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    RMAS rejected medical

    Afternoon all The RMAS medical assessment team Capita rejected my medical due to a couple of counts of depression I had at university (it was not serious as I never hurt myself or required to go to hospital for a period of time, that is not to say i don’t think it’s a serious issue) to me it...
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    Officer Briefing Day (My Thoughts)

    Hi all, The main purpose of this post is to inform you what to expect on your Officer Breifing Day as I have recently completed mine and thought I'd share the experience. The day begins at 1000hrs but make sure that you arrive earlier (prior to 0940) otherwise it obviously looks bad on you. I...
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    Army Officer intake January 2018

    Hi all, New to the forum! Looking for people who are hoping to gain a place on the January 2018 RMAS intake and want to do some prep or swap/compare for the up and coming assessments? Just reply to this post and we can go from there.... But about myself, I was a Police Officer for four years...
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    Officer Briefing Day

    After squawking in the shadows, it’s now time to ask a question myself. I have my Officer Briefing Day coming up in a few weeks’ time, which is essentially the ACA interview with a few additional extras … Could those with experience give me any advice/ preparation tips please. I am happy...
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    École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr (british overseas officer cadets)

    hello, I am aware that there have been a few notable foreign cadets at RMAS who have later gone back to serve their respective countries. I was wondering whether it was possible for British citizens to do the opposite, to go to for example, the French equivalent of RMAS, École spéciale...
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    Officer or Solider/RMP or Intelligence

    Hi everyone, First of all I’m new and this is my first post and I had no clue where to post this question, so please excuse any annoying and infuriating naivety or ignorance. Basically I want to join the Armed Forces and I really, really want to work in the Intelligence area or the RMP to the...
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    Not Another Plan Ex Thread

    Sorry for another one of the plan ex threads but its hard to navigate around the sheer volume of existing threads to find my answer. Basically, been practicing planning and I've just done this one in particular... Forms « Gumnut Adventures provides holiday activties and corporate teambuilding...
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    Sixth Form Scholarships/ Univesity Bursaries

    Hello, I am seriously considering applying for the army sixth form scholarship (and the bursary that comes with it) A question that I've asked a few of the recruiting officers and failed to get a straight answer on is how the top universities (Oxbridge particularly) will see a...
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    RMAS Advice

    Good Morning All, I have my briefing and main board coming up in the same week in May. I have a few questions I was hoping to get answers too if possible, I have had a good look around and cannot seem to find any threads that are relevant. I have been given a provisional start date for RMAS...
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    Briefing/Main Cool Down Period?

    Anyone know if there is a cool down period between getting a cat 1 at briefing before heading off to Main Board? Cheers
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    Briefing and Main Board advise/thoughts

    Hi guys, Just thought I would post my thoughts and hints/tips from my experience to anyone going through the process. Fitness: The required standard is 10.2 on the bleep test and 44 press ups/50 sit ups. It surprised me how many people failed and at the lower levels as well. Don't think of...
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    Whether to join as an Officer or Soldier.

    Alright all, basically I'm rather uncertain and wondered if some of those who know a bit more than me might be able to shed some light. I'm 19 years old, I've done my A Levels and I'm currently studying public services at college. I'm not sure whether Id be best suited going as an officer, as...
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    The Army and Eyesight - JSP950 issues

    Hello all! I have gone through a bit of a storm with regards to an Army Officers application. Originally, whilst at Uni I applied to join the Reserves to get some experience whilst I was at uni. Only problem being that I had glasses, but i was not at the time (Sept 2013) outside the eyesight...
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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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    Scholarship interview

    Hi, I have passed my eligibility and medical forms and now have my interview prior to the GAIC(O) and AOSB. I have spoke to my regional careers advisor who holds the rank of Major, and he was in fact very informal and was very helpful. I know somebody who holds a scholarship and a undergraduate...
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    Joining as an Engineer Troop Officer

    I am 18, have just finished my A level and have known for a long time that if i didnt get the grades to go to my top uni I wanted to join. I have BBB at A level and 8+A*s at GCSE but wanted to know if it would be better to have a degree before I applied to Sandhurst to join the RE as a Troop...
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    Medical appeal, please assist!

    I am currently a reserve soldier and have recently put my application in to become a regular officer. I have just received a letter informing me that I am unable to join as I had hip pain in the last 2 years. I did not put this on my form but I believe the GP must have, considering I did visit...
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    Promotion prospects in the AAC

    Hey guys, First off, I hope this is the right place for my question! I have recently passed Army Selection, the AAC was my third choice but I'm really considering it at the moment over my other choices mainly due to faffing around with GCSE certificates above everything else. I am looking at...
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    Question on ALIS points

    Hi all, I am new to the forum but need your advice! I have read all the previous ALIS points threads but consider my case slightly different. I want to apply as regular officer but I am concerned with my ALIS points. Reason is that I was born in Poland and came to England when I was 21...
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    ACL reconstruction: officer application

    Hi all, I've recently made an application for a reserves officer, which was rejected due to an ACL reconstruction I had 5 years ago. Just to clarify a few points; knee is strong, stable, with no problems. The points above have been clarified by a consultant and GP. I've sent a letter to the...