So, about 2 years ago I talked with an ACA in London about the residency requirements for officer application. Obviously the 5 year requirement is the one that immediately jumps to mind, but fortunately for me she said that as a fully British applicant (born in UK, UK parents, only ever had a British passport) I would only need to be resident in the UK for 12 months before being allowed go attend Sandhurst. Skip forward to now, I've moved back to the UK (North East) and yesterday submitted my application form. I got an email back saying that I do not meet the 5 years residency requirement. I can't reply to this email and can't find a phone number for the office so instead have contacted the regional ACA to ask if they can take a closer look at the requirements. Unfortunately the ACA I spoke to in London now works somewhere else. To add to my problems I can't hang around for 5 years, I'm getting pretty close to turning 26. My question to you is whether anyone has any experience with an ex-expat going through the officer application procedure. Was the 12 month requirement I was told about accurate, or am I properly fucked?