Beard Related Question

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by Parsnip, Dec 3, 2010.

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  1. I'm sure it wouldn't be an issue - just tuck it down your shirt or wear a scarf.

    Joining the Vikings I presume?
  2. Is that Viking stuff sarcasm, implying that it is actually a big issue (unless I want to become an actual Viking warrior)?
    Is Viking some kind of regiment, and the TA don't care about facial hair?
    A mixture of the 2?

    If you hadn't guessed, I don't have a great deal of experience with the army haha.
    I was just planning on going to the nearest TA centre and making an appointment / enquiring about joining.
  3. And have a shave before you go.
    I assume the TA still have NBC (or whatever it is called nowadays) training? In which case, unless they've come up with something super duper since I left, you can't wear a respirator with a beard.
    However, things may have changed a great deal so ignore me if I'm simply waffling.
  4. On the basis that this isn't a wind up - beards are a no-no and the Vikings are 1st Btn Royal Anglians.

    Yes I was being sarcastic - Vikings are Regulars as every fule no.

    Go and see a unit by all means. Get rid of the beard if you really want to get in unless you're a Sikh. Or a lady.
  5. My Wah-o-meter is going Full Scale Deflection........
  6. Or want to be a pioneer ;D
  7. Oh :(

    What about soldiers in Afghan with beards? How does that fit in?
  8. They're called The Taliban!:)
  9. Is the OP joining a TA Signals unit in London, if so i'm sure he will be most welcome!!!!!

  10. Just say you are a Sikh or a Muslim, no problem then.