I should start off by introducing myself, I'm from Melbourne (Australia) and I've been trying to work out what to do with myself since I finished High School (I believe it was equivalent to UK A Grade). Anyway I thought about doing a stint in the Australian Army for a while, however I am filled with dread at the thought of being posted in a fly-blown station in the desert or left to rot in Darwin (which is more than likely). When I found out that Commonwealth citizens could join the British Regulars I decided to jump at the opportunity, since I'd recieve more training, have greater chance of seeing deployment (I'm the type who wants to do something), and anywhere I would get posted would be new and exciting (Never been to the UK, or anywhere outside of Australia, Singapore and Thailand). I've already got a full collection of medical forms relating to the few minor niggles I have (the only real worry is a eustacean tube dysfuntion which prohibits me from diving or parachuting, although I'm still perfectly ok with flying as a passenger), and I've passed the PFA here (not like it's hard). I finished in the top 15th percentile of my state at the end of High School and obviously I am fluent in English so I don't think language or Education would be a problem. I've currently got my eyes on the Gunner Observation Post Assistant role, although I will do any job that I would be taken for (and I mean it). I am fully aware that I would need to travel to the UK to undergo assessment, and this is not a problem since I've been saving for a trip to Europe anyway. My question is this: Am I a good candidate? Will my being Australian be seen as a handicap? (no rugby jokes, in my state we don't even follow it) I would imagine the fact that I am willing and able to travel half way around the world would demonstrate my committment, however I am just generally looking for advice from anyone who has been through the overseas application process, or anyone who knows anyone who has. Also, is this a good role to go for, or would I be better off applying for another with higher vacancies? (I know about the personnel difficulties the British Forces have been going through of late) Cheers, any help would be greatly appreciated.