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Familiarisation Visits

#1
My application to join the Army has been deferred until May next year due to medical grounds. I want to join the Royal Artillery as an Observation Post Assistant. I was wondering if I would still be able to arrange some familiarsation visits while ineligable to apply?

Thanks for any help, chaps.
 
#3
Morty,

Depending on your med condition, I would strongly advise a visit to your nearest TA unit, they should be able to give you an idea what being an OPA is all about over a weekend. If your deferment if definitely for a year, then you may be able to fill in this time with the TA to get some idea of the job. Good luck!

DS
 
#4
Short version.

You can't join as an OPA. You join as a Gunner, Driver or Comms person. Once you get to your Regiment (i.e. a Field Regiment), you will (in effect) be talent-spotted as a future OPA.

Or you could join any other part of the Army and then join 4/73 Special OP Battery.
 

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