Any Brits in the Aussie Commandos?

#1
Has any British passed/transferred into the Commando Regiments?. If so, how is it possible?. Does the Aussie Commandos have the same training as the AACC in the UK?.
 
#3
As Mark says, the info re selection and training is in the public domain.

There are Brits in the Cdo Units on "long look" and pommy blokes who have joined the reserve . However, I don't think a discussion of the relative merits of the training versus AACC is particularly helpful as I think an analogy with 21 or 23 is probably more apt than RMR.

However, I dont want this to turn into another arrse Para v Marines, Poms v diggers, SASv SASR, SAS v SBS bunfight as I find them tedious in the extreme.

Out of interest, why do you ask?
 
#4
Im just curious for a few reasons becouse Australia is a Commonwealth country asides many British squaddies have transferred to the Aussie Army and most likely have joined the Commando Regiments.
 
#5
Because he's a cadet and wanks to SAS books and imagines he'll someday wear the venerated blacknasty instead of an acf ai's capbage and pants with a 60 inch waist riding 4 inches above his size6 parade boots? Just a thought. Seriously, are you a cadet? You can tell Unkie Flag...
 
#6
Im just curious for a few reasons becouse Australia is a Commonwealth country asides many British squaddies have transferred to the Aussie Army and most likely have joined the Commando Regiments.
I doubt many lateral transfers will be to SOCOMD as it is very much a young man's game.
 
#9
There are Brits in the Cdo Units on "long look" and pommy blokes who have joined the reserve. However, I don't think a discussion of the relative merits of the training versus AACC is particularly helpful as I think an analogy with 21 or 23 is probably more apt than RMR.
I also heard that if a Brit went to Australia and managed to join up would expect 2 years of red tape.
 
#11
#13
Friend of mine joined the Royal Signals, after a few years left and joined the Marines, re did basic training (including a wee stint at Colly for dropping a DL who he disagreed with) Few years later went to OZ, joined their Army and ended up in the OZ SAS.

His brother was in the RM as well. I think they may have had duel Nationality but he sure had wandering feet and a liking for training courses.. :)
 
#16
British lateral transferees to the Australian Army would be able to apply for Commando selection after SFET if the vacancy exists and if accepted (it is a young mans game as previously stated),but surely that is something a transferee would have sorted before taking the step ?
As stated by Bushmills there are blokes on long look with CDO units and British expats have served and are still serving in 1 CDO.(reserve)

For info oi blud, Australian CDO selection is not the same as AACC see below

2nd Commando Regiment (Australia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1st Commando Regiment (Australia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
#18
Im just curious for a few reasons becouse Australia is a Commonwealth country asides many British squaddies have transferred to the Aussie Army and most likely have joined the Commando Regiments.
I have transferred and I know many who have done same - I can assure you that we have not 'most likely joined the commando regiments'. Read the lateral threads and count those who have said 'I'm hoping for commando'. When you've done that I'm sure you'll realise the idiocy of your statement about the likelihood of laterals joining commando regiments.
 
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