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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 /...
  2. 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...
  3. Resurgam

    Looking for a SMC 8 16 Pl platoon photograph

    I am looking for a 16 pl photograph from SMC 8. One of the chaps on the photograph is Sheikh Jamal son of Sheikh Mujib Rahman the father of Bangladesh. I have been asked by a chum in Bangladesh if I know of any photographs of Sheikh Jamal whilst at Sandhurst. The Sandhurst Collection have...
  4. 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...
  5. UXO

    Just passed AOSB

    Hi All, Been lurking for a while but since I passed AOSB on Friday 10th and got my letter Sat 11th (once the postie had stopped chatting up some Mum outside my house for 10 mins) I thought I'd better sign up. Time to jack this crap job in and start getting shouted at. I'm a Maths grad and...
  6. A

    Non-Irish Royal Irish officer?

    I'm starting Sandhurst in 4 weeks and still thinking about possible regiments. I'm almost sure infantry is for me as long as I don't hate being on exercise. Like the title says I'm interested in the R Irish however aside from a small Irish connection, I don't really have many Irish connections...
  7. S

    Advice please re DTUS and fitness

    Hi, I have a son on the DTUS scheme first year at uni. He's got tonsilitus again (3rd time this year), on antibiotics and still off for training this weekend. Another parent said that once he's finished his degree and off (hopefully) to Sandhurst they won't be happy as he's been on medication...
  8. G

    Selection to Int Corps with Cat 2

    Dear all, I recently completed the AOSB Briefing, finishing with a category two due to struggling on the obstacle course. Everything else I passed without issue, and they recommended a postponement of only three months before Main Board. However, I have heard from several sources that certain...
  9. J

    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...
  10. C

    2016 Briefing/Main Board Tips and Answers

    I am aware that for anyone with either their briefing or main board approaching there will be questions and worries and not all answers can be found. I have recently passed main board and briefing (both this year) so everything is still fresh. I'm happy to answer any officer related questions...
  11. O

    Gay officers

    Hello, I really want to go to Sandhurst and to become an officer and I'm determined to do so. However I am gay, I've come out to some friends and some family but I'm not really showy and shouty about it. I'm definatly not a stereotypical gay and don't really come across as. Should I go into...
  12. B

    Appealing SNLR/Re-Enlisting to Sandhurst

    I was recently discharged from Sandhurst after nearly a year (got backtermed 1 term) and was given Service no longer required without the right to go in as a regular soldier or reserves. Is there any form of appeal or challenge process as the grounds are so vague and loose it seems to confirm...
  13. J

    RMAS Issued boots

    Right fellas! I need a new pair of (walking) boots and thought I'd kill 2 birds with one stone and buy a pair boots that I would get issued at basic training and/or sandhurst (depending on if I pass my AOSB) to a) get used to boots instead of using trainers for everything and b) have a pretty...
  14. G

    Under Officer Rank?

    Was just wondering, if someone has passed AOSB and has been given a place at Sandhurst but is yet to start training, are they referred to as an Under Officer??
  15. G

    Officera with no a levels.

    I was looking at the educational requirements for a guards Platoon officer and it only mentioned GCSE, just to confirm this, do I need a levels for this or any infantry regiment, I'm still deciding between the two.
  16. G

    Guards platoon officer

    So I've lately been looking a the Guards Platoon officer and I have a few enquiries, first and foremost, what about when I leave? I have IT, triple award sciences, HSK mandarin and an engineering GCSE behind me, no a levels. When I leave how hard could it be on civvy Street opposed to getting a...
  17. D

    Joining as a Soldier, planning to become an Officer

    Hi All, This is my first post so apologies in advance for any incorrect terms etc but here goes... Basically I am looking into the Army as a career option and have always assumed (probably because I have been told by others - schools etc.) that I would go down the officer route if I went into...
  18. J

    Parachute Regiment Officer Selection

    Would anybody know the number of officers the Parachute Regiment take from Sandhurst per intake? How competitive is it? And would they take an officer that is only 18? Many Thanks
  19. O

    A few questions regarding AOSB and life in general as an OCdt

    So I'm wondering if anyone could should some light on a couple of questions I have: Firstly, with regards to AOSB-B fitness testing, is there a chance to "overachieve" as it were? Or will all tests be stopped at the required level (so can I do 80 press ups instead of 50 in 2 minutes, or do I...
  20. G

    Sponsored by technical corps, but do i have to commission into them?

    I study at Welbeck and im getting sponsored through university by the RE, however, do i have to commission into the RE at sandhurst.

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