Joining the local regiment

Discussion in 'Officers' started by fordrick, Jun 14, 2010.

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  1. fordrick

    fordrick Swinger

    Hello all,

    Just wondering if it is a good idea to join my local regiment after Sandhurst, and would i get preferential treatment from the regiment for doing so.
     
  2. Commando_Spirit

    Commando_Spirit Old-Salt

    Absolutely you would. You'll have everything you want just for being local. In fact, since you're local, I should imagine you'll get use of the CO's car and driver....
     
  3. fordrick

    fordrick Swinger

    Thanks ever so much...very informative ;)
     
  4. Fezzick

    Fezzick War Hero

    Local regiment? We still have those?

    Serious answer coming up: probably if you were from Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland or Ireland since those regiments have strong local identity. Possibly anywhere else but I should imagine they would select on merit and only use location as an absolute tie-breaker; they do move around battalions from time to time.
     
  5. fordrick

    fordrick Swinger

    I suppose i should have called "my local regiment" as the regiment that recruits ORs from my area

    Thanks for the reply but sadly i am not from those areas