Joining the army

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  1. Hello there everyone this is my first post here on arrse and I'd like to say hello to everyone.

    I have a few questions I'd like to ask as I'm preparing an essay for joining my branch of the army and I want to make sure all my information is correct and who better to ask than the lads and ladies here.

    I've been raking through the internet and news sources all day preparing for my specialist interview tomorrow and I want everything to be perfect. I also need to read up on current affairs as well.

    Okay here we go:

    The British Government's Foreign Policy

    I'm really having trouble finding a document or piece of definitive information on this.

    The British Army's involvement in Afghanistan:

    From what I can tell the british armies involvement in afghanistan is 9500 troops deployed as a multi-national security force consisting of NATO forces. Mostly concentrated in the Helmand region providing support for the Afghan government and providing counter insurgency. This includes RM, Navy and RAF equiptment and personnel. It's also involved in repairing and rebuilding the infrastructure in the country as well as providing humanitarian aid.

    The history and ideology of the Taliban

    The Taliban ruled most of afghanistan from 1996 onwards enforcing a strict sharia law. They are engaged in an insurgency with NATO forces in afghanistan after they were removed from power by operation enduring freedom. Their rise to power originated after the soviet invasion of afghanistan floundered and the communist government disintegrated in 1992. They are supplied and trained by the ISI of the pakistani government. They're main source of finance is opium crops which are used to create opiods such as morphine, thebaine, codeine and oripavine. The Taliban have little/ no regard for civilian casualties nor do they practice the geneva convention.
  2. That's what I've been looking at all day but I wasn't sure if that is the correct information. Maybe my head is up my arrse today.
  3. Your branch of the Army?
  4. Shhh! it's "speshul" ^_~
  5. Feck me, you have to study that for an interview these days?

    Unless you have proof I would delete my bold or change it to the past tense though.
  6. Mil Int

    My mammy always said I was a bit spesh

    Well you don't need to write out an essay except because this is a specialist interview for Mil Int it is required as well as a few other tests. Yeah I reckon that bit you've bolded is mostly hearsay but it is posted on wikipedia with source so I will probably leave that out.
  7. HHH

    HHH LE

    Are you not leaving it a bit late? If it was me I would have had the essay prepared weeks ago, plus all my research carried out. But that's just me!! Oh and run your essay through a spell checker.
  8. He'll fit right in. He's just practicing for the ridiculous deadlines by self imposing one through sh1t admin!
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  9. Well yes and no. I work 12 hour shifts doing construction for my girlfriends father and I've only managed to get this weekend off so that I can get it prepared but I've been listening to current affairs etc while at work and in my spare time.

    It's not bad personal admin I simply do not have time with work and other personal errands as I live on a farm and making a living has to come first.
  10. Good luck fella.
  11. I need more than luck I feel quite unprepared for this if I am perfectly honest.
  12. HHH

    HHH LE

    Hope it goes well for you.
  13. Don't over prepare or fret too much. Be yourself, and hope that's what they're looking for. Worked for me.
  14. Hello guys back from selection and first off I failed due to being quiet during one of the team tasks. Other than that I did extremely well in my essay and my world knowledge. I passed everything with excellent scores but my downside was during a team task I was fairly quiet because I was anxious about the upcoming tasks.
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