Convictions

#1
Hey People Was Just Wondering Whats the worst Type of conviction someone has had and joined ?? Also What Type Of Convictions bar you from entry
 
#3
Murder, rape and sodomy are OK
Speeding and refusing to pay your TV licence are completely unacceptable
 
#4
Go ask your recruiter but when i joined you were allowed upto 3 unspent convictions as long as they weren't drug related or worse.
 
#6
Bearing in mind the current economic climate in civvy street, I would be very suprised if you were accepted. They can be more chosey at present, pick the better individuals with a 'clean sheet'.
 
#9
Scouse - so you have six convictions for theft. You fall into one of two categories, neither of which is regarded as being particularly desirable by the army.

One: You were convicted six times, but have almost certainly done a great deal more thieving than you were ever caught for, or

Two: You are a complete incompetent and were easily nicked every time you stepped out of line.

Either way it's not looking good.

And why were you thieving in the first place, was it because you were saving up for the deposit an Open University course or could it be that drugs had something to do with it?
 

Command_doh

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#10
if im turned down by the british army can i do a 5 year stint in the French Foreign Leigion then come back for the regular british army
Yeah, but to be fair, if you are a thieving and dishonest cunt, its bound to catch you out there sooner or later too. And you are more likely to get your face rearraged with them than with our lot. Plus, gone are the days when criminals (on the run types I mean) can join the FFL with a new identity. French Intelligence checks more diligently now.
 
#12
Scouse - so you have six convictions for theft. You fall into one of three categories, neither of which is regarded as being particularly desirable by the army.

One: You were convicted six times, but have almost certainly done a great deal more thieving than you were ever caught for, or

Two: You are a complete incompetent and were easily nicked every time you stepped out of line.

Three: You are a Scouse Twat.

Either way it's not looking good.

And why were you thieving in the first place, was it because you were saving up for the deposit an Open University course or could it be that drugs had something to do with it?
Amended for accuracy.
 
#14
Not another one of these threads of the 'Joining with convictions' nature, proposals to join FFL instead by some old hands, including train station details and dates for recruting? Why any army would accept anyone previously convicted for anything is beyond me. Anyone who wants any civvy job these days ought to have a clean record, why can't the same standards be applied to the armed forces?

Oh I forget, we're paying peanuts and hence have to 'widen the search' to fill the ranks? What a feckin disgrace of an honorable profession.
 
#15
i have about 6 but all for pettey thefts.

if im turned down by the british army can i do a 5 year stint in the French Foreign Leigion then come back for the regular british army
Try petty theft from your mates in the army and you'll get a punishment you won't believe. Even whilst it's happening.
I wouldn't hold out too much for for acceptance in the mob but I wish you luck because I think you might just need it.
 
#16
Not another one of these threads of the 'Joining with convictions' nature, proposals to join FFL instead by some old hands, including train station details and dates for recruting? Why any army would accept anyone previously convicted for anything is beyond me. Anyone who wants any civvy job these days ought to have a clean record, why can't the same standards be applied to the armed forces?

Oh I forget, we're paying peanuts and hence have to 'widen the search' to fill the ranks? What a feckin disgrace of an honorable profession.
Do we really? Last time I looked the army was overmanned. It's hardly peanuts anyway; entry pay in basic is £13,000 and what are you going to spend it on? Pte pay starts at £17,000, which is also the average graduate starting salary. Not to mention subsidised or free accommodation, medical and dental care and these days no need to spend a fortune on kit for work.

The army has always accepted people with dubious records because it's very good at turning wayward youth into good soldiers. If anything dishonours the profession it's the people who commit crimes whilst serving.
 
#17
Do we really? Last time I looked the army was overmanned. It's hardly peanuts anyway; entry pay in basic is £13,000 and what are you going to spend it on? Pte pay starts at £17,000, which is also the average graduate starting salary. Not to mention subsidised or free accommodation, medical and dental care and these days no need to spend a fortune on kit for work.

The army has always accepted people with dubious records because it's very good at turning wayward youth into good soldiers. If anything dishonours the profession it's the people who commit crimes whilst serving.
Well said..
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#19
Do we really? Last time I looked the army was overmanned. It's hardly peanuts anyway; entry pay in basic is £13,000 and what are you going to spend it on? Pte pay starts at £17,000, which is also the average graduate starting salary. Not to mention subsidised or free accommodation, medical and dental care and these days no need to spend a fortune on kit for work.

The army has always accepted people with dubious records because it's very good at turning wayward youth into good soldiers. If anything dishonours the profession it's the people who commit crimes whilst serving.
You're in the TA aren't you?
 

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