Looking at Royal Regiment of Scotland as an Officer?

#1
Got Sandhurst in September, recently met a bunch of Soldiers in the Royal Scots and I was always told join the Regiment you feel at home with and get on best with. Put it simply I'm English but my family's from a town full of Scots and thus has a bit of a Scottish Influence, never occured to me till I realised how well I was getting on with these Royal Scots guys but will being from the South of England be a bar to joining?
 
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#2
As an English officer in a Scottish regiment I doubt you'll be unique. Much the same as if you were a Fijian joining the R&F.
 
#8
To end up an Officer in the Scots Div, first apply for the Household Division and / or Cavalry of some description. Then, when that falls through, you'll end up in the Scots Div............

Just remember to carry on with the "appearing more affluent than you actually are" act, and a few hints of connections with minor royalty always go down well.

None of the above observations are based on Scots Div students on tedious tri-Service courses. Honest.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#9
Got Sandhurst in September, recently met a bunch of Soldiers in the Royal Scots and I was always told join the Regiment you feel at home with and get on best with. Put it simply I'm English but my family's from a town full of Scots and thus has a bit of a Scottish Influence, never occured to me till I realised how well I was getting on with these Royal Scots guys but will being from the South of England be a bar to joining?
You're from Corby then.

:)
 
#10
How smart are the officers there, i.e. How many have been to public schools?
On the off-chance this is a genuine question and not a troll :)

  • Smart as in intelligent? At one point the KOSB had a Ph.D, a few of M.Sc, and some decent B.Sc in their Mess.
  • Smart as in well-dressed? Probably, but I've seen some really scruffy ones too.
  • Smart as in public schools? Some - but who cares?

I went to a MoD-funded services school (certainly not "public"), my father was a Corps SNCO, and I was never made to feel anything other than welcome; either in the Scottish infantry battalions I visited, or when visiting a friend at SCOTS DG. A guy from the year above at the same school joined as a regular, ended up the CO, and has just finished being DCbt and been promoted to Major-General. Put simply, they don't care, why should you?
 
#12
Not withstanding the fact that this is an almost 3 year old topic and the OP clearly made the topic to get further information. I want to clear up a few points that have been mentioned here incase any Potential Officers happen to read this topic;


How smart are the officers there, i.e. How many have been to public schools?
Gravelbelly covered this question very well.


To end up an Officer in the Scots Div, first apply for the Household Division and / or Cavalry of some description. Then, when that falls through, you'll end up in the Scots Div............

Just remember to carry on with the "appearing more affluent than you actually are" act, and a few hints of connections with minor royalty always go down well.

None of the above observations are based on Scots Div students on tedious tri-Service courses. Honest.
chasndave - That was a very dull attempt at being funny, please show again braincell.




The Royal Regiment of Scotland's Regimental Headquarters organisation has a retired officer whose portfolio includes officer recruiting for the Regiment. Contact through RHQ: http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/26354.aspx

Good luck!
hackle is correct here, we have a small team now who are dedicated to Officer recruiting, you can get in touch with them via the link provided or you can private message me here for further information.
 
#14
Absolutely no bar at all....of course being English, your Mess Fees are slightly higher as you will be expected to subsidise the other Scots officers in the Battalion, whose private income is considerably less than yours no doubt!
 
#15
Absolutely no bar at all....of course being English, your Mess Fees are slightly higher as you will be expected to subsidise the other Scots officers in the Battalion, whose private income is considerably less than yours no doubt!
Absolutely HS after all a maisonette in Clapham is now worth more than a chunk of dubious Grouse Moor in The Black Isle!
 
#16
Absolutely HS after all a maisonette in Clapham is now worth more than a chunk of dubious Grouse Moor in The Black Isle!
Tell me more....I'm told it was my Great Great Grandfather who removed the tiles from the roof at the Redcastle, near Killearnan, to avoid paying the Roof Tax!
 
#17
Tell me more....I'm told it was my Great Great Grandfather who removed the tiles from the roof at the Redcastle, near Killearnan, to avoid paying the Roof Tax!
Interesting, the WIKI entry is. The estate was bought by Colonel H.D. Baillie in 1838 and passed into the ownership of the family of Lord Burton of Dochfour. The castle was requisitioned by the army during World War II and was finally vacated and part stripped in the 1950s.[5]
Sounds like your lot did more than the gang of looters in the 50's!
Sadly The McGregor's, my family Clan had been banished from the Highlands and lost their name a a wee while before , but were still hunkered down near Fordyce and Cullen masquerading as Spence's but wisely keeping their heads down.
 

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