Naming SF cas

#1
BBC Linky

Thoughts? A new outlook from MoD or non-story?

A soundbyte from the Mayor of Hereford on BFBS put him a bit out of touch with how the forces works.
 
#4
VarSity said:
Can Royal Marines join the SAS? I thought they went into the SBS, if so that's urine poor reporting.
I worked with a lad in the artillery who had applied to go to the SBS (failed on attitude) so I assume marines can apply for the SAS as well.
 
#5
Marines do have to repaint the boathouse when they go to Hereford!
 
#6
IIRC Selection for 'THEM' and 'THOSE' is initialy the same but if the Booties want to go to 'THOSE' there is a further selection phase
 
#7
"Mr Halpern had imposed reporting restrictions in December following requests from the Ministry of Defence and the soldiers' families but they were revoked following applications from the media."

So, in whose interests is it that these brave men be named? Who gains from this?
 
#11
Any one can apply for any of the tier 1 or 2 SF units. The relevant DIN (and subsequent briefing course) will steer you in the right direction...
 
#12
I didn't know the UK had tier's of SF, who's tier 2?



silly question I know, but I'm dumb. :oops:
 
#13
Not sure if it's in the public domain, but you can work it out with a bit of lateral thought....
 
#14
No it's just I thought the UK military was kind of strict on who got to be SF, and there are only 3..... :? everyone else are "elite unit's" or "specialised" and that's about it, althought they would be SF in most other militaries.....I'll stop yapping now
 

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#15
The SBS training overall is considered a harder (apprently) due to the intensive sub aqua part, but the pay is better with 'them', and one of the published 'those' was lamenting that the Bootie lot were losing a lot of potential manpower due to the '3rd guy on the balcony at the embassy' factor.
 
#16
Apprently you don't have to do diving in the SB anymore, don't know how accurate that is, but I've heard it more then once. 8O
 
#19
petergriffen said:
I didn't know the UK had tier's of SF, who's tier 2?



silly question I know, but I'm dumb. :oops:
Tier 1: SAS and SBS. Tasked with direct action.

Tier 2: SRR, SFSG, 18 Sigs, the UKSF Support units as well as UKSF Reserve.

The Tier 1/Tier 2 designations were adopted from the US Military.

This is available on the UKSF(R) website, among others, so OpSec. is not a factor. :)
 
#20
petergriffen said:
Apprently you don't have to do diving in the SB anymore, don't know how accurate that is, but I've heard it more then once. 8O
I've heard the same, but only in relation to SBS Reserve.
 
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