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    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...
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
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    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...
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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?
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    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...
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    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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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...
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    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...
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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
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
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    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?
  19. 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...
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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...
  21. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  24. 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...
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    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 /...
  26. 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...
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    RAF OASC

    I've the OASC in April 2018 and I've done a bit of research, is there any up to date information on the RAF OASC? The only thing I am concerned about is the individual planning exercise. If you don't perform well in the individual planning exercise however you've performed very well in every...
  28. J

    Joining the AGC as a Royal Military Police Officer (Is it a good job?)

    I’m currently looking to become an Officer in the Army (I’m 16 atm) more specifically, to join the AGC as a RMP Officer. I’ve always loved the idea of the Army and the Police and when I found out about the RMP, I thought it was a dream job. I could earn great qualifications and a myriad of...
  29. J

    Officer commission without A Levels or UCAS points (Soldier entry to Sandhurst)

    Although the Army has been very helpful in attempting to give me an answer, I’m still not entirely certain. I’ve always wanted to join the Army since I was a child, there was always a feeling I had to become a soldier to see what I’m capable of. However, obviously, as I got older it became much...
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    Which is the best to Join?

    Hi there , I'm starting university in September I'm just wanting to know which is better to join while in uni, Uotc or the Army Reserves as an Officer? Reason being I'm hoping to go to Sandhurst once I've graduated and just wanting to get a grasp of army life prior to Sandhurst.
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    Just a quick question

    Hello all! Let's start by saying, I'm not fishing for reassurance or anything. I don't need wrapping in cotton wool... I need honesty from seasoned soldiers (former serving) I am a 5'4 Yorkshireman but on the slim side.... Would I get taken seriously as an Officer on first impressions? How...
  32. J

    Officer retention question

    Hi, a question that has bugged me for a while and I am not certain of the answer - I have friend and friends of friends who are or have been in the army as both soldiers and officers. Why is it that the vast majority of officers only seem to stay in for 2-4 years? Training and kit and all that...
  33. NootNootAF

    Reserve Soldier to Officer

    Hi, I'm wondering has anyone been through this process and can let me know if you start Officer training on Mod B as you've already completed Phase 1? Thanks.
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    Royal Signals Officer

    I have a computer science degree with 2 years experience in software testing. I'm considering applying for the Royal Signals Officer. Are there much opportunities with cyber, networks software etc. And how would it set me up for future employment after I come out of the army? Would like to...
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    Marine Officer or Guards Officer

    I am considering joining the military as a Marine or a Coldstream Guards Officer for a three year commission when I leave university. I think I would be able to get into either on academic or physical grounds but I am not sure which to choose. It seems like the Guards would be more of a laugh...
  36. Couragethecowardlydog

    Soldier -> Officer OR straight to Officer training??

    Hi guys, been pondering on joining the army for a few months now and after some research, I've begun the joining process. I am still at University so my original plan was to join as a Reserve Officer. I'm interested in the Int Corps who the army careers lot have said is at 120% capacity so are...
  37. J

    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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    Initial Army Officer interview (Palace Barracks)

    Good Afternoon I have my initial Army officer interview next week , and was wondering if anyone on here has recently done theirs and could tell me what to expect. I am approaching this interview like any other and from threads and just some common sense came up with questions I think would be...
  39. E

    REME vs Signals vs Infrantry officer or *any suggestions*

    Alright so I will be joining the army in two years time as I need to sort out some dual nationality stuff which the army has clarified as to what I need to do. In this time I will try to bolster my skills as much as possible. Right now my skills the army could potentially use are: BEng + MSc in...
  40. E

    Promotion as an officer

    Hey everyone, excuse my inexperience and lack of knowledge of the army. Quick question. Is it possible if one were to be promoted quicker than whats stated on websites. For example, it states "Lieutenant is a rank typically held for up to 3 years". Can one be promoted faster than that if he is...
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