age limit for 23 SAS selection

#4
Damm to old.

When I did selection in the early 90's with 21 SAS I am sure there was an officer doing the course who was late 30's?
 

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#5
I thought it had gone up to 36 with previous - I'd suggest you double-check over the phone.
 
#6
32 without previous military experience, 34 with.
Exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates, but you're not Ken Hames are you.
 
#8
Yet another thread back from the dead for absolutely no reason. Good job.
 
#12
Good old Dave, I saw him in the naafi last night, have you heard about Dingerr and Dusty ?
Yes, although why one is going for the full operation and the other is just having the implants is beyond me.
 
#15
Ive heard 23 are desperate for blokes right now. So, I think age may not be the issue it could be.

I think 23 (and 21) could increase the number of people going for it by running a continuous selection block for already trained TA soldiers, as an alternative to the weekend route. I should imagine that this would make it a lot more attractive to a lot of people. The continous, consolidated training aspect could work out to have higher pass rates possibly as well.

Perhaps run this block every year or every other year, not to replace the weekend path but to add another selection and intake stream. The TA has had some success with training blocks in the past: Midlands Challenge (consolidated block of Phase1, Phase 2 training), Summer Leader (consolidated Mod 2, Mod 3) etc. have good attendance (and pass rates I think).
 
#16
Ive heard 23 are desperate for blokes right now. So, I think age may not be the issue it could be.

I think 23 (and 21) could increase the number of people going for it by running a continuous selection block for already trained TA soldiers, as an alternative to the weekend route. I should imagine that this would make it a lot more attractive to a lot of people. The continous, consolidated training aspect could work out to have higher pass rates possibly as well.

Perhaps run this block every year or every other year, not to replace the weekend path but to add another selection and intake stream. The TA has had some success with training blocks in the past: Midlands Challenge (consolidated block of Phase1, Phase 2 training), Summer Leader (consolidated Mod 2, Mod 3) etc. have good attendance (and pass rates I think).
SBS(R) do this. A 3-4 day Pre-Selection Course followed by 4 weeks Hill Phase.
 
#17
For SBS(R) i think they essentially piggyback on the regular SF hills phase - and indeed you must pass it at 4k/hr. So, perhaps 23/21 could piggyback on this as well, with speed required at 3k/hr or 3.5k/hr. or whatever it is right now for 21/23.
 
#20
How young do u have to be to get into 64 SAS??? Thinking of transferring from 49 Para
No one transfers out of 49 Para. The only way out is in a body bag.
 

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