1. Y

    Need help with selecting my regiment.

    Hi, I’m planning on joining the army next year as an officer and I would like some help with deciding my regiment. I am currently stuck between the coldstream guards and the parachute regiment. The only thing with the parachute regiment is it’s based a bit far from everyone I know which might...
  2. R

    Reality of being an Officer & what route shall I take

    Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my post. My current aspiration is to join as an officer, however I have people around me telling me I have idealistic views of what life is like in the military and I'm honestly fed up of people acting like wanting to join the army is a childish decision...
  3. D

    What are my chances of getting to Sandhurst without a degree?

    Hello everyone, I’m 19 (about to turn 20) and have always dreamed of becoming an Infantryman. This has been put on hold due to bogus medical issues for about a year but looks like it’s about to be sorted out. I did go to university but for many reasons found it wasn’t for me so promptly dropped...
  4. DashandPanache

    Cavalry officer choices

    Hello everyone, I have been searching through these forums for many a year now. I have finally got on with it and have Briefing booked for early next year. In much excitement I have penned nine letters to both kinds of regiments; cavalry and guards. I have received invitations to all of my...
  5. P

    Sandhurst preparation

    Hello everyone! I am taking this year to prepare for my main board next year. I plan on making a schedule with specific subjects to prepare for to be as prepared as I can for when I arrive. I am well aware that we are assessed on our potential and that we are not expected to know everything...
  6. C

    AOSB Briefing Prep

    Hi all, I have briefing booked for October (a lovely timely wait I know ) and I am wondering what sort of prep I could start doing now. I’m refraining from getting into to much detail just yet, but if anyone has any ideas of what light prep can be done 5-6 months prior it would be greatly...
  7. S

    RY - Officer

    Good morning, I'm hoping to apply to the Army reserves soon and I have chatted with an Army careers advisor who suggested that I apply via the officer route due to my education and qualifications. I have been doing some research on the Signals and this is currently a top option for me...
  8. J

    PTI Officer. Can you wear cross swords

  9. R

    Life as an armoured tank officer

    Can someone give me an insight into life as a armoured corps officer preferably a tank officer and what they do on a day to day basis. Do they have a lot of paperwork to do?
  10. O

    Army sword identification

    Hi all, I was recently going through some stuff of a relative and im pretty sure I’ve found a british army ceremonial sword. I do have British army background but I am unsure which regiment this sword is from. I’ve searched everywhere, I just can’t seem to find what regiment this sword...
  11. P

    Officer Prospects

    Hello all, I am looking to start my application to Sandhurst and am thinking about the various opportunities that this will provide. I am not sure which Corps/regt to join. I have narrowed it down to intelligence and educational and training services but want to know more about the possibilities...
  12. A

    Clay Shooting at Sandhurst

    Hello I am looking to join as an officer and am just wondering if anyone knows if Sandhurst offers clay and/or game shooting as part of its sports as it is something I'm quite passionate about. Thanks
  13. Kitchener

    Parachute regiment Insight course

    Good evening all Apologies if this has been answered but again I have found no result. After the Insight course do you get accepted into the regiment or is it more of a taster session? I was assuming that by doing the fitness tests and written exams that they would come to a conclusion...
  14. G

    Advice regarding Soldier to Officer transition? (My backstory included)

    Hello everybody, This is my first post on ARRSE after lurking the board. I have a few questions for anybody who has any knowledge or experience to answer them for me. I am 23 years old and currently studying at the University of Sheffield doing a Foundation Year which will progress on to a...
  15. Kitchener

    Higher Command and Staff Course - University Degree needed ?

    Good afternoon all I hope this has not been covered as unfortunately I could not find a similar thread, but I was wondering if someone wanted to do the high command/staff course would they need a university degree and would you be expected to have one? King regards, I
  16. C

    Becoming an RGR officer

    On my mothers side of the family, all the men are millitary and the majority of them are in the Gurkhas(mainly Indian Gurkhas I think although i know one was in the signaporean). I want to carry on this tradition and join the Royal Gurkha Rifles. From what ive gathered from speaking to army...
  17. Terrafir

    Can you join as a Regular then later on go to Sandhurst?

    Right genuine question. Can someone join the army as a regular soldier then later on in your career, whilst still being in the army, go to Sandhurst and become and Officer?
  18. W

    Intelligence Officer: RAF vs Army

    Hi. I'm interested in the role of Intelligence Officer in either the RAF or the Army. Please can someone with experience tell me about the main differences between the two roles and how to decide between them?
  19. T

    AOSB Planning Exercises (10+ Exercises to prepare you)

    I found myself searching and asking for these a few years back prior to my Officer Selection. These prepared me well. Our selection process over here in New Zealand is tough, and extremely similar/modelled of the British Army AOSB Main Board. All the best with your selection! I can assure you a...
  20. M

    33 EOD Regt.

    Want to join RE, specifically 33 EOD but after doing some reading I’ve got the impression that if I join the RE there’s a chance I won’t end up doing what I want to do (EOD). Can someone clarify the process of going from civilian to officer in 33 EOD? Cheers
  21. W

    Soldier to Officer

    Hello all, I am currently going through the process and would like to ask someone a few questions regarding AOSB and PODC. How did you prepare for the MAP tests? Much appreciated!
  22. P

    Failing AOSB

    Should someone fail AOSB, whether that be briefing or MB, does this prevent them from taking the advice, working on their mistakes, and applying as an officer in the Navy or RAF?
  23. B

    Current Application Ongoing; Is It Worth Applying for Reserves too?

    Hi all, I had a quick search and couldn't find anything on here specifically related to my question. I have a current Officer application ongoing, however, I know it'll most likely be the end of the year before I may get into training, and that's if I'm not delayed anywhere. I was wondering...
  24. R

    Guards Officer

    Good day to you all, I am currently in the proccess of applying for an army scholarship, my Medical report has just been recieved by my CSM, and i would like to know about how likely it is that i will get into the regiment I want to. My top choice is the grenadier guards, followed by the scots...
  25. 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!
  26. W

    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!
  27. YoungJulius

    Infantry officer to REME officer? / train to be an officer in REME?

    Hi all, my first thread on here so excuse my lack of knowledge. I recently had a talk with a corporal in the army (through the cadets) and got to ask many questions, which kind of cemented my want to join the army. I initially wanted to join as an officer straight out of college but then I...
  28. G

    Gap Year Commission Process

    Hi all I know there are threads already on this, but they seem to have gone dead. I'm in the process of applying for the GYC (2020 Start) and am wondering if anyone who has completed the process has any info on how hard it is to gain a Gap Year Commission and the process of going to RMAS and...
  29. S

    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
  30. oppoStu

    AOSB Main Board - Everything You Need To Know

    Previously been through the process once before, did some research on it to find a detailed diary. There is currently no "Main Board" diaries on ARRSE, only 1 briefing diary and a few other people who have provided little bits of information. So I thought I would share the information I have...
  31. B

    Help with Royal Signals career choice!

    I have been wanting to join the military for years now. I think now is the right time for me. Just looking for some further information about the Royal Signals - this is the area I think best suits me. The role of Communications Engineer-Systems Engineer appeals to me the most. So just a few...
  32. J

    Royal engineers or artillery?

    Okay so im on the army reserves while i finish my level 2 diploma in bricklaying and my gcse maths in college, I want to go full time bit can't decide wether as a sapprt or Gunner, it makes sense that because I'm already learning a trade that I just want to do a different role but it also makes...
  33. S

    The Rifles 4

    Hi was looking at potentially joining the rifles as an officer next year and was wondering if I’m able to get in and there are positions available would I be able to go straight to Rifles 4 or would I be sent to another battalion first?
  34. E

    Joining as an officer and aiming for the royal engineers

    Hello, I am currently studying engineering at university and I have been trying to research the actual role and jobs carried out by a royal engineer troop officer however I am struggling to find any detailed infomation on the exact role and jobs they carry out and would like to find out more...
  35. S

    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...
  36. 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...
  37. F

    Joining after ACL Reconstruction

    I've been interested in joining the Army as officer for 5 years now (I am 21). I have been declined multiple times just from the first medical questionnaire because I had ACL reconstruction 5 years ago. I have a letter from a knee specialist (who performed the surgery) stating that I am fully...
  38. G

    RMAS Insight Day or RAF OASC?

    I am applying for a commission in both the RAF and Army, currently leaning towards Army, but have been given my RAF OASC date on the same day as the Insight Day at Sadhurst. Any advice from anyone, particularly on how worthwhile the Insight Day is? I will need to rearrange one, however the...
  39. MajorTom52

    Int corps officer entry

    Hi there, I’m currently in my second year at uni studying physics. I would like to spend 4-5 years in the army as an officer before gettig bogged down in a lifelong city career. I’ve chose the int corps due to transferable skills in civvy life but have a few questions. What is day to day life...
  40. M

    Sandhurst straight after A-Level

    For anyone who has replied to my other questions you will know this is something I am weighing up. Does anyone have tips, tricks, warnings and the like that you would give to me if I were to decide to begin my officer training straight after A Level instead of post-degree /...