63 (SAS) Signal Squadron (Reserve) NOW RECRUITING

#1
WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO DROP IN.........

UK Special Forces (Reserve)

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE CHALLENGE?


63 (SAS) Signal Squadron (Reserve)
is looking for very special people who want to do something different in thier spare time.

We need:

- Soldiers
- Signallers

Supported by:

- Mechanics
- Drivers
- Chefs
- Clerks

To be considered for the UK Special Forces Reserves you need to be:

- Aged between 18 and 32, 34 with previous military experience
- Physically and mentally fit
- Intelligent
- Flexible
- Mature
- Able to commit to considerable training demands
- Willing to deploy overseas

Although previous military experience is very useful, it is not essential since we will provide all the appropriate training you may need.

If you think you measure up to our requirements and are attracted by an exciting and out of the ordinary spare time occupation, we'd like to hear from you.

CALL 0800 163925 ref L Troop
 
#3
Would you push the bar to 35 years old with previous mil experience?
 
#5
Do the conditions for UKSFR (under 32/34, etc) apply to the signals? Not clear from the above to whom they apply (apart from SF soldiers), although I know of somebody who transferred to 21's support staff who was over 34 & not particularly fit.

I thought that TA SF signallers did the regular infantry CFT - 8 miles, 25 kgs. Is this not so? Do they do selection? WHat are their eye sight standards like? Are the number of ITDs expected simialr to those of 21/23 soldiers?

Again, would somebody of a similar age to Stabtastico get looked at?

Hope none of these questions raises any security issues, apologies if they do.
 
#6
Phone them up and ask them.

msr

P.S. If you need this advice, they may not be for you...
 
#7
msr said:
P.S. If you need this advice, they may not be for you...
Thank you for that startlingly original insight.
 
#9
I'm in the process of going through TA training, and have been asking about possibility of joining the SAS/SBS and have been told it's pretty much not going to happen. Not on my ability as a person or recruit but it's about the availability of places.

[I took out the personal bit]

*Do any of you chaps have any other information I should consume about this subject before giving the number a ring? -Any help would be most grateful :)
 
#10
Er, don't tell everyone what you are doing...

msr
 
#11
I did selection for 63 Signal Squadron. Passed the 4 weekends which are a combination of fizz and classroom work, Passed the Trade Course which was a beast of a classroon ordeal and then some PSI decided that he didnt like my swagger and binned me when I had given over a year and a half of my life and effort to get in.

Out of about 56 on the meet and greet only 13 of us actually passed and went on to trade training. (Thats how hard it was) For some unknown reason one of the DS on the trade course took a dislike to me from day one and eventually that dislike was shared among the rest of the DS and WO2, 3 days into the weeks trade training it was blatantly obvious that there was a witch hunt going on despite my having passed eveything. I took endless amounts of grief every day and was set up to fall several times by members of the DS until finally on the last day they called me in and the PSI said that they wouldnt be taking there interest in me any further. I asked why and he said he didnt like the way I carried myself around the place. (The word ****** springs to mind!)

I did the training, passed the courses and still got stiffed by a couple of power crazy DS. With the exception of a few who supported me (you know who you are) the rest are a bunch of badge collecting tossers! most of which have never even seen the brecons!

I would recommend doing the course to anyone for the experience alone, but be aware its a funny club and even though you think you might be in you never are!

*Watch the bootnecks they smile at you and then stab you in the back!!
 
#12
Wot no medics support? Awww..... was just going to fill in the form..... ;)
 
#13
Badge collecting t0ssers? Never met a squddie that didnt like collecting shiney badges. How did you carry yourself around the place? Units rarely bin people for not liking them?

Does seem to me that there are also ways 2 parties to blame. I have found them quite pleasent.
 
#14
I had a good few mates there, and got along with all my peers on the course, unfortunately despite getting along with most of the people I upset the "wrong" people. I've said my piece above and it is my view based on my own personal experience and its the truth. I cant write any fairer than that.

Actually I would like to retract the comment "a bunch of badge collecting tossers" I guess I am still a little bit bitter.
 
#15
Further to my earlier post, can somebody enlighten me as to the phys standards expected?

63 Sigs - which course do you recommend? The classroom based course you mentioned? How did the unit (or at least, what you saw) compare to other units you've been in, or know about?
 
#17
at the end of the day units of this nature who work in small teams personality is a must if you cant fit in with DS on selection do you think they will want you beside them or in support of them on operations? it is rarely personal it is just that "you" dont fit in regardless of how good a soldier/communicator you are, having said that the DS who were giving you a hard time to force you to quit should be carpeted as at this time we require SF both sabre and support more than ever and the course itself is sufficently difficult that those unsuitable soon fall by the wayside with out having to be "outed", best just to take the experiance and know that you are a better soldier for it and see how many other units want to snap you up the fact that you gave it a go and persevierd when the staff were hounding you shows a level of maturity and commitment that any unit will give its eye teeth for.

good luck in the future m8
 
#18
Aahh, the boys at Thorney.

Imagine a normal military PT session, dilute it tenfold and add a few walt civvies.

Mix a liberal dash of pub stories whilst wearing a weathered windproof smock and voila, you have a STAB SAS man.

Bunch of wannabees, the selection is not difficult. The hardest procedure is getting time off from uni or the dole.
 
#19
Digital said:
I'm in the process of going through TA training, and have been asking about possibility of joining the SAS/SBS and have been told it's pretty much not going to happen. Not on my ability as a person or recruit but it's about the availability of places.

[I took out the personal bit]

*Do any of you chaps have any other information I should consume about this subject before giving the number a ring? -Any help would be most grateful :)
Forgive me for asking, but being a full time soldier with 15 years worth of bullsh*t experience. Why, if your so keen to be action man do you want to join a TA unit that sounds sexy but means FA. Join up if your that keen.
 
#20
Geordie_Blerk said:
Aahh, the boys at Thorney.

Imagine a normal military PT session, dilute it tenfold and add a few walt civvies.

Mix a liberal dash of pub stories whilst wearing a weathered windproof smock and voila, you have a STAB SAS man.

Bunch of wannabees, the selection is not difficult. The hardest procedure is getting time off from uni or the dole.
Do tell more...
 

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