Joining up now and getting a tour

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by Frobs, May 2, 2013.

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  1. Hi guys,

    I'd like some genuine advice please and not the usual wind ups, PLEASE. I'm 20 and in the final year of History at UCL (just 1 month left of exams). Then I'm free. I'm really keen to get out to Afghanistan before the show's over. The question is can I get out and deploy fast enough if I join the ranks instead of going down the officer route. I've been told I'm officer material so maybe this would be a bit of a waste (of potential capability) but if the only way is in as a soldier then I don't care. I'm more than happy to muck in with the guys. That leads me to my next point which sounds really awful I know but would I 'be allowed' to fit in? I sound like a total 'rah' - parental sins for the school they sent me to. A friend who went in the ranks after admitting to drug use in his officer interview(?!?!) joined the army in the ranks and really enjoyed it.

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