HAC Officer?

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I’m currently an OCdt at uni and planning to join the reserves after graduating. I’ll be working and living in central London and have had a look at some reserve regiments in the area, e.g. London regiment and royal yeomanry however the HAC has caught my interest the most out of the 3. On their website it says they train you themselves so do you commission as an officer there or still do the 8week course at sandhrst? Any info appreciated. Thanks.
 
I’m currently an OCdt at uni and planning to join the reserves after graduating. I’ll be working and living in central London and have had a look at some reserve regiments in the area, e.g. London regiment and royal yeomanry however the HAC has caught my interest the most out of the 3. On their website it says they train you themselves so do you commission as an officer there or still do the 8week course at sandhrst? Any info appreciated. Thanks.
Don’t listen to these c***s they’re just jealous you’ve got abit of ambition. The chaps are likely state school dunses with a chip on their shoulder for anyone more privileged. Luckily you won’t be socialising with these plebs in the mess and be with your own kind. As far as I know you join the HAC regiment as a soldier and after training have the possibility of becoming an officer and joining the company. Do ask if there’s anything else and I’ll try to help.
 

napier

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Don’t listen to these c***s they’re just jealous you’ve got abit of ambition. The chaps are likely state school dunses with a chip on their shoulder for anyone more privileged. Luckily you won’t be socialising with these plebs in the mess and be with your own kind. As far as I know you join the HAC regiment as a soldier and after training have the possibility of becoming an officer and joining the company. Do ask if there’s anything else and I’ll try to help.
Dunses...
 
Don’t listen to these c***s they’re just jealous you’ve got abit of ambition. The chaps are likely state school dunses with a chip on their shoulder for anyone more privileged. Luckily you won’t be socialising with these plebs in the mess and be with your own kind. As far as I know you join the HAC regiment as a soldier and after training have the possibility of becoming an officer and joining the company. Do ask if there’s anything else and I’ll try to help.
Yeah thanks, noticed a lot of people on here aren’t helpful at all and just proceed to take the piss. Will just stick to asking officers at my TC about them.
 

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Just, you know, a vague suggestion, but perhaps contacting the HAC and asking them directly might be a more fruitful path to enlightenment?
 
Don’t listen to these c***s they’re just jealous you’ve got abit of ambition. The chaps are likely state school dunses with a chip on their shoulder for anyone more privileged. Luckily you won’t be socialising with these plebs in the mess and be with your own kind. As far as I know you join the HAC regiment as a soldier and after training have the possibility of becoming an officer and joining the company. Do ask if there’s anything else and I’ll try to help.
Frighteningly I think you actually believe the drivel you have just posted. You are Dr Who and you think Victoria is on the Throne.
 
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Ravers

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The HAC is unlike any other reserve unit. If you’re in London there really is nothing that even comes close in terms of social side, role and opportunities.

I’m not sure how it works these days but when I was there you couldn’t join off the street as an officer. You had to do your time in the ranks, regardless of if you already held a commission elsewhere.

This was a good thing and generally made for a better mix of people and more cohesion between the officers and men.

There isn’t much difference to be honest. There is a mixed mess, so HAC officers don’t really have any privileges over the lads. Indeed there are many HAC troopers who would be snapped up as officers by other lesser units. ;)

I would say 100% go for it, but be cautious of wading in there with expectations of becoming an officer straight away. The calibre of your average HAC soldier is pretty high and you have to be pretty outstanding to go for a commission there. Do a year or two in the ranks and earn your place first.

In terms of training, the HAC follows the standard TA syllabus but does it in house. I believe the core weekends and FTX now happen centrally with the plebs.
 
Taking the piss is all part of the joys of Arrse so don't take it personally!
Both the HAC and RY are great as a route in should you want to go down the Regular Army route although the OTC will be more targeted at getting you in the hallowed portals of RMAS.
But, the HAC, RY will give you access to the cheapest London clubs with perhaps the best little black book of connections which could potentially set you up for life. Don't knock them. My nephew is a posh boy (cpl) with the RY and he loves it.
 
Don’t listen to these c***s they’re just jealous you’ve got abit of ambition. The chaps are likely state school dunses with a chip on their shoulder for anyone more privileged. Luckily you won’t be socialising with these plebs in the mess and be with your own kind. As far as I know you join the HAC regiment as a soldier and after training have the possibility of becoming an officer and joining the company. Do ask if there’s anything else and I’ll try to help.
Piss-poor attempt at a wind-up.

2/10 - see me before exeat.
 
Don’t listen to these c***s they’re just jealous you’ve got abit of ambition. The chaps are likely state school dunses with a chip on their shoulder for anyone more privileged. Luckily you won’t be socialising with these plebs in the mess and be with your own kind. As far as I know you join the HAC regiment as a soldier and after training have the possibility of becoming an officer and joining the company. Do ask if there’s anything else and I’ll try to help.
Thought @Ravers was one once.
 
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