Maybe I should have posted this on another forum but read this on the officer thread (Accent!) I found that rather odd, why? When I've encountered an officer with a plum/English accent I've immediately thought they were born of money but actually really thick. Some do go on and prove me wrong but ... am I a racist? Well its not just a Yorkshire accent, it has to be just north of Leeds or York, anything else wont do (FFS imagine an officer with a Barnsley accent ). I've also seen possible PO's chose the LE route over the DE one as the former is unthinkable (and would little to help their status). Is this a TA thing or are we one army. Oddly Scottish officers seem to be acceptable. Lastly on the accent thing, on courses doing presentations I've done the plum accent (worked well), during 9-5 work I speak with a Notts/Yorks tongue and interviews Yorkshire.