infantry officer

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by sbeaver, Jun 18, 2004.

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  1. Dear all, as a new subscriber i was interested in all your opinions. I am currently 28 and a corporal in the TA, a combat support unit, been in about 14 months. i wanted to become an Officer in an infantry unit in London. Can anyone suggest weather i can still become an Officer at my age and also suggest a well attended unit in which i could join. I like the traditional pomp and splender of the army, i have looked at the HAC but you can't go straight in as an Officer.
    thanks in advanced.
  2. You need a good standard of written English to be an officer (even an infantry officer!)
  3. hehe excieidinginly trew
  4. To become a TA Officer in the London Area you need to do Cadre which is run by the ULOTC. Have a look at

    I think that they also require 5 GCSEs

    As for which Unit. Best thing is to get your Adj to arrange a visit as that it the only whey you will have any idea what you are joining. (And you should have a good time while visiting.)

    Edited to correct spelling.

  5. It's a CADRE not a CADRA - see what I mean about written English?

    Bah! In my day.... rant, rant, rant etc.
  6. msr

    msr LE

    If you wanted to be picky...

  7. Good luck, it will make a pleasant change from the one pip wonderful recently ex ULOTC idiot I had last week - you know who you are.

    Upon being told his plan was crap and should try doing one thing at a time promptly went ahead with said plan and lost at a section to blue on blue. Then proceeded to shout at anyone who would listen (very few) to attack, attack attack etc (I had been advised I was dead by now).

    Hopefully an ex-Cpl (even non-inf) would understand that TEWTS do not a leader and general make and experience should be listened to.
  8. ULOTC having a hand in training young Ruperts?

    FFS. Shurely shome mishtake
  9. ~ULOTC = University London or Liverpool? Have seen some Liverpool lot with that on... i think...
  10. H3

    H3 LE

    So your a CORPORAL after 14 months........very short time to get to such a level, please tell. If you like the pomp and splender .....well I`ll keep those thoughts to myself as I find your thread rather false .
  11. msr

    msr LE

    Unless ex-regular army...
  12. Well I know of a Yeoman of Signals (SSgt) whose only been in 5/6 years. Older soldiers do tend to get promoted a lot quicker.