Help with regiment choice

#1
I'm currently thinking about joining the army and was looking through the lists of regiments and was just wondering if its possible for me to join the rifles if i live in the south east of england.

Thanks in advance for any replys :D
 
#3
i know i said thanks in advance but.....THANKS! really want to join the rifles and would have been f***ing annoyed if i couldn't cuz of where i live. cheers mate
 
#6
youll get to put down a list of 3 preferences in order, usually ur careers advisor will ask u why those regiments, and same at later stages of selection. its good to know some of the regiments history and have a better answer than "cuz they got shooty stuff." altho because infantry are now the only service actively recruiting i would say u souldnt have much trouble getting your first preference....
 
#7
I was on The Rifles Chosen Man course and a lad on there was told by his AFCO he could not join The Rifles because of his post code! He lives in Sheffield so he's had to go for Yorkshire Regiment instead.
 
#8
wannabe-rifleman said:
I was on The Rifles Chosen Man course and a lad on there was told by his AFCO he could not join The Rifles because of his post code! He lives in Sheffield so he's had to go for Yorkshire Regiment instead.
Was this chap any good....sounds like an excuse to bin him ;)
 
#10
The Rifles are the regt to get into. Best of everything, and here's why.

Appart from the fact that without doubt the Riflemen are spectacular soldiers in their own right, you will also be able to apply for all arms commando with 1 Rifles. My understanding is that once you've done that, you're exempt 'P' Coy (in keeping with other commandos) and could in theory apply for your jumps course.

I can see that within a few years, that all Rfn will be commando and wings qualed.

This is a really exciting move forward for the regt. Just a shame it's happened at the expense of so many historic regiments.
 
#13
There is nothing stopping a female joining the infantry. We had several split arses in the Highlanders.

You just dont get to do the shooty things for real. Ours where employed as searchers, admin staff, drivers.
 
#14
Yeah the Rifles are great.

Named after the TV Series "Sharpe's Rifles", in which Sean Bean played the hero, they are know as "Bean's Rifles".

They are also known as "Mr Bean's Rifles".
 
#15
Sundog said:
The Rifles are the regt to get into. Best of everything, and here's why.

Appart from the fact that without doubt the Riflemen are spectacular soldiers in their own right, you will also be able to apply for all arms commando with 1 Rifles. My understanding is that once you've done that, you're exempt 'P' Coy (in keeping with other commandos) and could in theory apply for your jumps course.

So the 'back door' route is best eh? You won't get on a jumps course. Only a few Marines who are in specialist roles get to do it.


I can see that within a few years, that all Rfn will be commando and wings qualed.

Don't talk utter crap. It's hard enough getting Paras and Commandos through the respective courses. It's not the rifles role to be Para and Commando qualified, exempting your 5th Bn who work with Cdo. I bet you are a private soldier aren't you? No respectable NCO in your unit would talk such bollox
 
#19
That's a thing that's alway's baffled me as to why lads join a line infantry reg but then talk about wanting to do AACC or P-Coy. If I wanted to be a commando then i'd apply to join the marines, same as if i wanted to do p-coy and get my wings then i'd apply for the paras. I'm joining the rifles because i want to be a rifleman, if at some point i get posted to 1 rifles and have a chance to attempt AACC then i may very well have a go but i'm not joining the rifles with the intention of getting posted to 1 rifles because i want to be a commando.
 
#20
Sundog said:
you will also be able to apply for all arms commando with 1 Rifles. My understanding is that once you've done that, you're exempt 'P' Coy (in keeping with other commandos) and could in theory apply for your jumps course.
Your understanding is incorrect. Whilst RM Commandos are exempt P Coy having already done CTCRM, soldiers who have completed AACC are not. I'm not sure as why the distinction. I believe the only other arduous course that obviates the need to attend P Coy before jumping and gaining your Parachute wings is SAS selection. Maybe one of the Paras here could correct and/or expand?

Sundog said:
I can see that within a few years, that all Rfn will be commando and wings qualed.
Well I can't to be honest. It'll enough of a job getting all of 1 RIFLES commando qualified and as it is the only battalion we have with the Commando Brigade, there's no need for the other battalions to undertake AACC. As for the wings, unless you have an airborne role it's highly unlikely that you'll do the course. As the Army already has an entire regiment of paratroopers, I can't really see the desire for any more.
 

Latest Threads