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another can i join TA question

#1
hu guys, my name is wil, im a chinese from Hong Kong, i came across the army site and am very interested in joining the TA, but i would like to know if im welcomed as im chinese althought im a full british citizen. will i get the most extreme discrimination in TA or am i just watching too many movies? i live in southampton and i realised there is a medical corp in millbrook, southampton. anyone from southampton can give me some information please, thanks very much
 
#4
that sounds really nice, multi-cultural unit in a multi-cultural country. initially its one of my concern as we still see a lot of discrimination in the community. currently im following the training program provided on the army site in order to train me up to the entry standard, im really looking forward to speak to the recruitment soon
 
#5
Is this a wah?

You wouldn't get any discrimination at all, maybe a little banter but if it over stepped that your officers and NCO's would immediatley step and sort that matter, if not I'd personally show them where the door is. Yes too many movies.
 
#6
if i join the medical corp does that mean i will mainly do medical stuff after the rescruit training? im working in the hospital 5 days a week, and it would be nice if i can see some different things in TA or may be learning different skills as well.
 
#8
#12
Is this a f**king windup? Ask yourselves this question; if you were not a serving member of any of HM Armed Forces, why the hell would you register and ask such stupid questions? You would end up at the official websites, and then make a decision. You certainly wouldn't register on ARRSE just to ask such a stupid question.

Get your arrse down to your local unit and find out...
 
#13
Wil, to be honest racism will not come from the TA. We had a girl of lancashire(black pudding wnakers)/pakistani origin in my old unit. She left the TA from family (/racist) pressure who made things up about the British Army, she didn't like the PR the TA wanted her to perform, for instance she didn't want to answer an ethnic origin question on some form the TA wanted her to fill in - she was a soldier and that was that.

Turn up at your local medics unit this Tuesday/Wednesday and enjoy the crack
 
#14
thanks for all ur help guys, i feel so warm here already! :D
joining the army is always my dream since when i was in cadet back home. i know its more like a boy scout thing to all u professionals. i always enjoy the team working, and nothing u cant solve spirit. and the best thing is u can find ur best friends in the army environment.
 
#15
Bushnut said:
Is this a f**king windup? Ask yourselves this question; if you were not a serving member of any of HM Armed Forces, why the hell would you register and ask such stupid questions? You would end up at the official websites, and then make a decision. You certainly wouldn't register on ARRSE just to ask such a stupid question.

Get your arrse down to your local unit and find out...
sorry mate if i have offended u in any way, i did read the gereral help section before registering where it stated that 'The aim of ARRSE (in such that it has one) is to provide a useful, informative and amusing site for people with an interest in the British Army. ' and im interested in joining but i would also like to clear my concerns by asking existing members of british arm forces. and certainly its not a windup. i would apologise to u if i made u feel that way but i doubt if u have much experience of facing discrimination continuously when u have done nothing wrong but contributing to the country without a complaint.
 
#17
sorry if im causing any problem here, my pure intention to join the forum is just to collect more information about TA because im very interested and would like to join TA. and the main concern i have at the moment is the discrimination issue, as i said on my first post, i may have been polluted by the movies in the past year thats why i do really want to find out if myself as a foreigner be able to cope in this organization. ive been a british citizen all my life since i was born in Hong Kong where used to be british colony. and ive been working in the local NHS hospital for over 6 years, although they have anti discrimination policy, we foreigners still face all sorts of unequalities from time to time either from other staff or our patients. thats the only reason i wanted to ask this question, nothing more and im not here to cause any trouble. apologise to all of u again
 
#18
We had a cracking HK chinese officer RMO in the Bn a few years back, saved someones life on Ex too. He was always pee'd off he couldn't come out on patrol armed!!

Think he went on to command the field Ambulance in Dundee.

Never heard anyone say a bad word about him.
 
#20
Had a Chinese guy on my recruits course. No stick from anyone at all.
 

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