Royal Marine Reserve LondonEast London/Essex
Thank you for the info. The OP can apply to Airborne or SAS from full time regiments of signals once he is proficient in his chosen trade. He can also join the reserves, straight from the street, his choice.Its now 63 UKSF Squadron. Looking at their website I think you need a background in comms for most of their roles. I don't think there is a Signals reserve airborne regiment?
Yes, but you'll likely have to start again at the beginning.
How much are you on a hour?Hi gents, I’m 23 and have decided to apply for either the Paras or Royal Marines, I’ve wanted to do it all my life but I’ve always put it off trying to find a civilian career that I liked. Currently I’m working on the rail which is a piece of piss and pays well but just doesn’t scratch that itch. But I’m in two minds whether to go full time or reserves so naturally I’ve come here to ask some strangers on the internet for advice lol. I’m considering reserves to have more time with my other half and be able to continue pursuing passions outside of work like travel and sports, then start a civilian career in something like the fire brigade. Even though that all sounds good it feels somewhat half arsed, I want to be the best I can be as a soldier but still have a life outside of work.
Are you sure?Defo go reserves if you have a well paying job and a partner.
You can do almost every course/ exercise/ deployment that's open to the regs with the reserves. The only thing that will stop you is getting the time off from work and your partner.
Plus if you really love it you can transfer straight in to the regs.