Drink/Driving and joining army

#1
A mate of mine was arrested for drink driving last week and was looking to join the forces, his first choice was to join the RAF but they have told him that he would have to wait until his conviction was spent (ie 5 years) and the army careers office have told him he could only join as a clerk or infanteer, does anybody know if this ic correct?
 

ugly

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#4
I've heard its no longer mandatory!
 
#5
my bad but i am sure you can understand the whole 'my mate don this that and the other' situation
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#6
I would have thought that he'd be better off waiting to find out what the Mags give him before he worries overly about enlisting. If he has a decent brief and he can show that the breathalyser test wasn't performed correctly he might even get off (but I wouldn't count on it).

If he doesn't believe the AFCIO then perhaps he can pose his questions on-line to the Army's recruitment website.

All that beiung said, if you drink - don't drive.
 

ugly

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#8
When I returned to the UK in 84 it was a prevalent offence earning discharge in our Brigade and some lads tried it just to save PVR'ing. In our first month an RMP (Ibelieve) SSGT was done for this and let go!
 
#9
gingerslime said:
A mate of mine was arrested for drink driving last week and was looking to join the forces, his first choice was to join the RAF but they have told him that he would have to wait until his conviction was spent (ie 5 years) and the army careers office have told him he could only join as a clerk or infanteer, does anybody know if this ic correct?
The ACIO will have the official position but I will point out that, on the information you have provided, he has only been arrested. But I suspect that the Services will not touch him until due process has completed.

Get him to talk to the recruiters.

Litotes
 
#10
I was denied entry when i had a d and d ban. I had to finish my ban then was aloud to re-apply. So depending on the ban length, that will tell him when he can join! (unless it has changed)
 
#11
Infantry off the top of my head unless things have changed since i walked out of the office this evening, is the only option :)

As for the RAF i am not sure what they are on about there, in most cases and whilst it is a criminal offence, it is deemed a bar to entry only until such time as the ban is spent, certainly not the 5 year rehab period.

If you had only received a D & D offence and a ban then you would be eligible to apply for jobs that carried the requirement to drive as part of the trade as soon as the ban was lifted, 1 unspent conviction is not a bar to enlistment :)

And as Litotes has pointed out, any application to the Forces is put on hold or deferred whilst someone is under investigation or awaiting a court sentence, technically because he hasnt been to court yet he shouldnt apply :)
 
#12
fivetodo said:
Infantry off the top of my head unless things have changed since i walked out of the office this evening, is the only option :)

As for the RAF i am not sure what they are on about there, in most cases and whilst it is a criminal offence, it is deemed a bar to entry only until such time as the ban is spent, certainly not the 5 year rehab period.

If you had only received a D & D offence and a ban then you would be eligible to apply for jobs that carried the requirement to drive as part of the trade as soon as the ban was lifted, 1 unspent conviction is not a bar to enlistment :)

And as Litotes has pointed out, any application to the Forces is put on hold or deferred whilst someone is under investigation or awaiting a court sentence, technically because he hasnt been to court yet he shouldnt apply :)
Thats strange, because I was applying for The Para's, and was told to come back when I had served my ban!?
 
#16
Why isn't the D&D driver being flogged up and down the high street, as a warning to other mongtards about the dangers of drinking and driving?

It is hardly a new thing is it? This new fangled "don't drink and drive", can't get my head around it... meh.
 
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