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Mpgs eligibility

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I’ve just handed in my application to join the MPGS. I left the Royal Green Jackets in 1992 after 8 years exemplary service. After the Army I went into the Security Industry and became a manger over 30 Officers. In 2000 I joined the Police and qualified as a Firearms Officer. I left the Police in December 2005, just under 6 years ago.

When I handed my application in the staff phoned Glasgow to see if I was eligible. The response seemed somewhat confusing. I was advised that I was eligible but it was unlikely I would be offered a position as I had been out of the Army for 19 years.

I’ve just read the eligibility requirements which clearly say:

Age: You must over 18 years and under 52 years of age at re-enlistment.

Background: You must have served for at least three years on a previous engagement in any Arm or Service, including TA, RAF Auxiliary and RN Reserve.

Gap since leaving Service: You should have less than a six year gap between previous service and re-enlistment (unless you have completed other forms of comparable service).

Fitness eligibility: You must be medically fit, have a discharge assessment of Very Good and have a Body Mass Index below 32.

Previous Service Check: Your previous service records will be checked and final authorisation to proceed with the application must be given by MPGS (Manning and Career Management) Glasgow.

Although I clearly have more than a six year gap from leaving the Army I have surely completed another form of comparable service i.e. a Police Firearms Officer. Can anyone please give me any advice on this or if they don’t accept me weather I can appeal or not

Your not giving me much to go on here lads. Come on a few pointers if possible. Just try if possible to give some positive feedback instaed of smelling bullshit.
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