Ex-navy wanting to join Army.

#1
Hi guys. Just wondering if I would be able to get any help or advice on the situation I find myself in. I served in the Royal Navy for seven years and was medically discharged last July due to depression. I've been off medication since last January and recently been giving the all clear by both my GP and Combat Stress. Also both see no reason as to why I can't sign back up to one of the forces as I have been discussing this with them since I started seeing them. For a long long time I have been interested in joining up as a RLC Boat Crewman and yesterday I re-applied to join the Army.

I was just wondering if anyone on here would be able to offer any advice and if I have any chance of actually getting in due to my med discharge from the RN.
 
#2
I think you have to be at least 3 years free of treatment/depression for your application to be considered.
Might be wrong on the time scale though.
 
#10
On second thoughts its the RLC so you could get away with what you already know
 
#11
Christ, if you were depressed as a matelot, you'll be positively suicidal as a Percy!

Did you never interact with Army personnel or bases when you were in the Mob? They get cold and wet an dirty and stuff. And I only ever was allowed one norker at breaky on their camps - shabby!
 
#12
Having spent two tours with the army in a 27 years naval career, be very careful. The mob is a good life compared to what most soldiers have to put up with. If I treated JR's in the same way i have seen army Seniors treat their boys, my boss would have me on the carpet. There semed to be an awful lot of resentment within army ranks, mainly I believe in the way they were treated. And remember there is no divisional system in the army, so beware.
 
#13
Having spent two tours with the army in a 27 years naval career, be very careful. The mob is a good life compared to what most soldiers have to put up with. If I treated JR's in the same way i have seen army Seniors treat their boys, my boss would have me on the carpet. There semed to be an awful lot of resentment within army ranks, mainly I believe in the way they were treated. And remember there is no divisional system in the army, so beware.
Perhaps if the Navy had the tiniest bit of discipline or leadership and didn't live in total fear of a bit of robustness, it wouldn't be the completely unproffessional shower of civvy shite it is today.
 
#15
If you are successful in your application, I'm sure you willl serve in 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, in Southampton. Or 17 PMT, as we call them.
Or 17 Sport & Pastime Regt as everyone I knew called them
 
#16
Cheers dits.

I've actually been into Glasgow AFCO and they weren't much help. Basically got the reply of apply and see what happens.
So they gave you a spot on answer.......unless you expected each AFCO/ACIO would have a Qualified Medical Specialist there aswell.
 
#17
My depression actually wasn't caused by naval service. It was caused by two family deaths happening in the space of 3 months of each other then my then pregnant ex-fiancé having a miscarriage and then leaving me. Totally fucked my mind up. Life was going so well then the shit hit the fan. Next thing I know I'm on anti-depressants and not able to cope with things and being recommended for medical discharge. I tried appealing it and wanted to stay in the navy but was unsuccessful. Since then I've managed to get my shit in one sock and sort my life out.

Whoever said that I need to learn "real drill" I already have. I was right hand marker in the tri-service guard for the Falkland Islands New Govenors swearing in parade in 2010. Spent a day and a half getting screamed at by some CPL from the Artillery on how to march "properly" and also trying not to laugh at the FIDF for hissing every time they do drill.

Oh aye and I'll save one of you shitgibbons the time and effort of posting it. Sympathy? It can be found between shit and syphillis in the dictionary!
 
#18
My depression actually wasn't caused by naval service. It was caused by two family deaths happening in the space of 3 months of each other then my then pregnant ex-fiancé having a miscarriage and then leaving me. Totally fucked my mind up. Life was going so well then the shit hit the fan. Next thing I know I'm on anti-depressants and not able to cope with things and being recommended for medical discharge. I tried appealing it and wanted to stay in the navy but was unsuccessful. Since then I've managed to get my shit in one sock and sort my life out.

Whoever said that I need to learn "real drill" I already have. I was right hand marker in the tri-service guard for the Falkland Islands New Govenors swearing in parade in 2010. Spent a day and a half getting screamed at by some CPL from the Artillery on how to march "properly" and also trying not to laugh at the FIDF for hissing every time they do drill.

Oh aye and I'll save one of you shitgibbons the time and effort of posting it. Sympathy? It can be found between shit and syphillis in the dictionary!

BigMarv AKA LUCKY
 
#19
Whatever you decide, good luck to you and I hope life improves for you. I am one of lifes lucky buggers, this year I celebrate 40 years of marriage (to the same woman) and I had a good time in the mob. the pension helps as well!
 
#20
I did, left the navy in 83 and joined the Royal Green Jackets in 84.

Remember having to go to the HQ offices and sign some paper work to discharge from from my Royal Naval reserves requirement.
 

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