I was just wondering what people think about americans in the british army. I read another post that kind of touched on the subject. Just wondering what people think about it, and if they ever knew any.
Since when are Americans in the British Army? Its not a possibility is it?
I was under the belief that you had to be a British or Commonwealth citizen to serve.
why would any yank want to serve Britain when they had a war of independance against us?
Is this actually something you have heard of or are you just looking for people to slam the American army? if so say so, its bad form.
Why would you want to?
before we get carried away, does anyone actually know anyone who has done this? or is this just hear say?
i believe with all the many forms i filled in when applying that it said someting along the lines of "must be a british or commonwealth citizen for at least 5 years" (not sure on number of years).
so a possible scenario would go
so a yank meets an english woman (how we dont know) when he's 21 (after uni perhaps)
he dates her for several years (lets say 4) he asks her to marry him at 25
he gets his citizenship at 26
he waits 5 years (perhaps) during this time he makes the odd decison to serve a country thats not his- hes now 31 and too old to join the army correct.
I remember about 2002 time bumping into a 2 Para officer who was American. I also remember reading a Newspaper article that gave a run down of foreigners serving in our forces and I think there may have been 10 or so American's serving with us.
I vaguely recall some American lad in training when I did CMSR...His dad was half-colonel in the US Army.
I felt sorry for the lad, he took a lot of sh!t for being American.
It was definitely 24 Irish Bty, April of 91, I can't remember what troop he was. I was in Marne so he must have been one of the other troops.
Don't know what became of him, I don't know if he even passed out.
It's very important to have Americans in the British armed forces. That way when Hollywood makes a film about British military derring-do, there's an unconventional rough diamond hero who sees through all the bullsh1t and stupidity of the limeys, saves the day and gets the girl, all ready to be played by the American star actor of the day.