Hi, I am a commonwealth citizen currently studying for a degree in the UK. I am in the midst of applying to join the British Army but am stuck in a rut at the moment. I have some questions about completing the application form that I hope will be answered here. First, the issue of the letter of service liability. Clause 18 of the Information Booklet for Overseas Potential Soldier Entry (henceforth to be referred to as 'the booklet') states that: I appear to need to provide this letter together with my application. Specifically, what form should this letter take? What does it need to contain? Now, where I am from, we have national service liability. This takes the form of a few years full time service (which I have completed), followed by a couple of weeks of training over the next decade. I am in a catch 22 situation here: The british Army requires a letter stating that I have no service liablity. But until I am confirmed a place in the British Army, I cannot apply to be exempt from service. Can anyone offer me some advice as to how to proceed? Thanks.