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    Current Affairs Essay Topics/Questions

    Hello all, I've passed my AC and I'm awaiting a space for Intelligence Cops selection, which I'm aware won't be until much later this year due to the Covid backlog of candidates. As part of my preparation, I'm of course studying current affairs - but I'm also setting myself two timed essay...
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    Advice on assessment running

    Hi everyone I just joined the reserves and I will soon have my assessment. I know the required run is now 1.2 miles (2k) in 11 mins 15 seconds. I have done two practice runs so far and walked for around 3 minutes of it making my run time around 15 minutes. The reason I feel like I need to stop...
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    Intel Corps selection - any advice?

    Hi All, First post here, just set up my account but am a long time lurker. Have my Intel Corps selection day coming up and was wondering if anyone had any advice beyond making sure to look sharp, keep track of current and foreign affairs, and have reversed answers for why you’re interested in...
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    My 2020 assesment

    ok guys here's all the details from my recent assessment at Glencourse Day1 arrived at the station train tickets provided by the recruitment team in good time met by one of the assessment staff bags loaded onto the coach ID checked and then coach loaded for a 20 min approx. drive to the...
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    Vehicle Mechanic - reservist

    Hi all, I've had a quick search out of forum etiquette but couldn't find exactly what I wanted some help with. I am 28 and work for the Foreign Office, currently posted to Kabul, but will be returning to the UK shortly. My main interest outside of work is anything that drives, floats or flies...
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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...
  7. 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...
  8. oppoStu

    Technical Selection Test (TST) - Everything You Need To Know

    The TST is for those wanting to perform a technical role within the army. It is taken during your selection weekend during the same day as your medical etc. It is a paper based exam and you are given plenty of time as well as a calculator. It is out of 55 marks. The pass marks for all the...
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    Got deferred from the army for back pain being in my medical history. I attempted to appeal it and got a medical letter from my GP saying I am free from any symptoms regarding back pain and I am fit and healthy to proceed along with the application. Unfortunately this appeal was rejected. Got...
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    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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    Question about the power bag lift and jerry can carry

    Okay I'm currently in the process of applying for the Army, I'm the medical stage so the next step is selection. Hoping to join the infantry. I've been practicing my running time and I've managed to get it down to just under 11 minutes, my question is about the 40kg bag lift and the jerry can...
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    Having a squint in the army.

    I have been extremely worried recently as I have applied and am currently awaiting selection, however I have both amblyopia and strabismus in my right eye, it’s pretty slight and my visual acuity Is decent in both eyes Right eye: 6/9 incorrected Left eye: 6/6 incorrected Just wondering if...
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    Medical form. Application to join.

    I've applied to join the army (with intentions of going to AFC Harrogate in September 2018). I have a few things to ask: 1) I've taken the Medical form for my GP to fill in (where they enclose my medical history) but they said it could take up to 2 weeks for them to sort it. How will I know when...
  14. theadamsfamily._sufc

    How successful is a deferral appeal for not attending selection?

    New to this forum so sorry if I do anything wrong but here goes: I went to army selection a few months back in Pirbright, with hopes of going to AFC Harrogate in September for an infantry role. I made it through all of selection and I got to the interview, my overall result was I got deferred...
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    The Light Dragoons

    Hello everyone, I'm new here. So I'm booked in for selection in a few weeks time, my first choice being The Rifles, I've researched this regiment a lot, got a lot of information and feeling confident about what I know. I wasn't sure what I wanted as a second choice so after a lot of research...
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    Army reservists still at risk on UKSF(R) selection

    I completed the obligatory search but to no avail. Although I appreciate this thread was discussed at length previously UKSF(R) new ish role may have more impact on the review. The link from the Telegraph Army reservists still at risk in SAS selection, Brecon Beacons inquiry finds Air Marshal...
  17. dannytreb93

    Pirbright selection dates 2017

    Hey guys.. Anyone at Pirbright for selection 26th - 28th April?
  18. Raccoo

    Recruiting Regiments for Surrey (RAC)

    Hey all, Looking to join the RAC, I've got selection in a few days but I haven't decided on a regiment yet, leaning towards RTR. I can't find anywhere on the web the recruiting areas for the regiments in RAC, (specifically Surrey). The main ones I'm looking at are the RTR and the KRH. Any help...
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    1.5 mile run

    this is probably already on here but I've got my selection in 3 weeks and I can't find it. I did my pda 1.5 mile run last month and I just passed when I have done practice runs I haven't done as well. At the pda the guys were encouraging whilst running for example one of them shouted well done...
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    Specific case of 'joining the British Army'

    Hello everyone. I am planning on joining the British Army as a regular ( soldier ). I have not really decided what role I am going to apply for, but it most likely will be a combat role. I also had in mind to maybe apply for the Royal Military Police, however... Not decided yet. Since I am not...
  21. wedge35

    The Irresistible Lure of Arrse

    A few years ago I took a job with Honda, lured in by the promise of foreign adventure and weird Japanese grot (not realising that they had banned boy-porn some years before, the bastards). On the factory floor I met a young Polish skater-boy called Michał, who wore his cap backwards, rarely...
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    Training after selection

    My boyfriend is in the process of joining the army. He is just on his selection date and I was wondering how long on average does it take for them to start their training after their selection date? Thanks
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    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
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    Aircraft Technician/Vehicle Mechanic Technical Selection Test

    Hi all, I have signed up to be a VM and I understand for trades a TST is taken place on 2 day assessment. I was also thinking of Aircraft Technician but I don't have my C in Physics. I was just curious if I scored high enough in my TST would I be able to become an AT, even though I don't have my...