25 Year Old Major

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by fraudstar, Nov 19, 2011.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. I happen to know a 25 year old substantive major. They are not a lawyer/doctor/dentist etc. and I was wondering whether they qualify as the youngest major in the British Army currently. Anyone know of anyone younger?
     
  2. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Unless he joined up at the absolute earliest opportunity, I'm somewhat sceptical that he's a sub Maj at 25. What's the full dit on this chap?
     
  3. Yep. I know a lad who's 5 months old.
     
    • Like Like x 22
  4. Agree his unit and Glasgow would have had to be on the ball with all paperwork, OJARS etc etc and he must have attended all courses at the earliest opportunity and got impressive reports from all of them
     
  5. He's decided to break cover before the press get hold of it.

    My word, I thought police officers were getting younger.....
     

    Attached Files:

  6. No, but I'm on track to being the oldest Captain.
     
    • Like Like x 20
  7. I must point out at this point he is TA. But still, damn young
     
  8. Thats even harder
     
  9. Major at 25? How about Brigadier-General Roland Boys Bradford VC DSO MC late DLI? KIA aged 24 in WW1.
     
  10. Whoopdeefuckingdoo for you.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  11. the phrase "dead mans shoes" didnt have the same career limiting overtones back then though.
     
    • Like Like x 9
  12. I was about to say absolute bollocks as it certainly wouldn't be possible for a Regular. Although I think we all know that the TA doesn't really count dont we?
     
    • Like Like x 6
  13. And I thought you had to hold each rank for three years now...

    (Unless my maths is to cock!)
     
  14. TA? Can't be this one then, he's dressed too smartly.
     
  15. Pilot? I see some damn young majors who are pilots.