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    Lead First (+Army Reserve full time questions)

    Hello all, I'd like to hear any advice, thoughts or reviews anyone here has on the Army's "Lead First" program. From my understanding eligible candidates do the 8 week reserve officer course at RMAS and go on to serve a year full time with a reserve unit somewhere in the UK. Bit of background...
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    Entitled or Not Entitled(LSA for reserves on OPs)

    Hello everyone, I am currently reserve doing 6 months with the regulars on some ops. I haven't been mobilised nor have I signed anything. Literally got offered ops in Cyprus and accepted. My question is....Am I entitled to LSA as I'm on OPs? On my payment each day I'm doing is annual camp...
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    Dog handler

    Hey, Much to my parents disappointment, I decided on a career as an accountant instead of a military career, coming from a longgggg line of military family members and both my parents having a long career in as army officers with both my siblings now being in the army too now. You can see why...
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    Should you practice tabbing?

    There are multiple threads out there about tabbing. mixed advice has caused much confusion for recruits. On my alpha I was told by all pti to not tab in preparation for my bravo and that running was enough. A luitenant with his wings told us he didn’t do any in preparation for p-coy just...
  5. LongStride

    Army infantry reserve questions?

    Hello and Good Afternoon, I’ve spent a few weeks looking on forums and various army websites but I can’t seem to find the answers I need. I work for my self as a digital designer. I generally spend 40 hours a week designing and doing admin. I earn less then £10.000 a year meaning I can’t pay...
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    Reserve -Photographer

    Is there anyone on here who's been or is a photographer within the army as a reserve, as I'm looking to join as a photographer and wondered what the job entails and how many weeks you have to work and train per year?
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    4 Para or RMR?

    Looking for a bit of advice from anyone who's been in 4 Para or Royal Marines Reserve. Currently in my penultimate year at uni, and considering going for either 4 Para Reserve as an Officer or RMR as Private. (I understand you can't join RMR as an Officer. I've got a few q's if anyone has time...
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    Joining the reserves...

    I'm a University student based in South Wales and I'm in the process of applying to join the Reserves as a soldier. I haven't decided which unit I'd like to join yet, but preferably a non infantry unit which would give me the most opportunities to get involved or deploy with after completing my...
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    Reserve AOSB Standards

    I failed to pass main while attempting to go as a regular. I want to go back, but as I've taken some time out and got a job, joining the regulars wouldn't be as easy as it would have been if coming straight out of Uni. I want to get a bit more experience and a few more qualifications at my job...
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    Pnuemothorax (collapsed lung)

    Hi everyone, 2 years ago I had a very small pneumothorax (less than 2cm’s). Bed rest for a week or two and cleared itself up with no need for treatment. Absolutely no issues whatsoever since. Anyway I’d like to join the infantry as a reservist, wondering if this might hinder my application...
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    Reserve to regs

    Hi, I’ve been in the infantry reserve for little over a year now and was wondering if anyone has any info on transferring to regs I.e. how much training I will need to do if any... looking at joining artillery of that makes any difference? Any info appreciated
  12. 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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    Regular to Reserve Bounty

    Does anyone know when you receive the first payment of your regular to reserve bounty and what the criteria is in order to receive it? Also, slightly different topic, is there a maximum amount of time you can put into the reserves or can you potentially use it for most of your income? Cheers
  14. 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...
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    How long does reserve training last

    Hi, I have just started the joining process for the reserves for my gap year and time at uni as a soldier, I understand the whole phase 1 and alpha and bravo training bits but how long will the whole process take. Would it take me a whole year until I'm a soldier or can I basically do the...
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    Height requirements for INT CORPs roles

    Hi everyone, Are there any height restrictions for any of the INT CORPs roles? If so, what are they? If there are no official requirements then are there INT CORPs roles that lend themselves well to shorter soldiers? P.s. Apologies if this is a repeated topic; I did search beforehand but...
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    Age for joining reserves

    Does anyone know when the min age went from 16 to 18 for reserve service? Cheers
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    How many carry bags for Phase 1A

    Hi all, will be doing my consolidate Phase 1A reserve training soon. Including my Bergen and black kit bag, are we allowed to take another carry bag to put all of our other necessary equipment (sanitary stuff etc) in or am I supposed to somehow find space for this in my issued bags? thanks...
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    RMP manchester or DOG handling

    Hi Guys, after a little advice, I'm after joining the reserves. local to me are RMP in Belle Vue, manchester and RLC Haldane road Salford. Having no experience in either role I am interested in, I understand training is provided, The Dog handlers are 2 hour drive/ bike ride from em, so...