Re - enlisting/Rejoining - Advice and chat in here.

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by fatboidrunk, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. I joined when i was 18 now 22 I want to rejoin, back then I was just immature and I had everything done for me (mummys boy). I was unfit as well so that didn't help, when i joined I realized I didn't want to soldier at the time, my mate was in there so i thought i join. Since then I,ve work in warehouses and as a labourer and don't want a civvy job. I've grown up a lot and supports my self. I realized I made a mistake by leaving, now I just want to be in the army, and get my career going.I don't know what it means but on my discharge papers it reads:

    QR 1975 para 9. 383
    unsuitable for army service

    It says my conduct is exemplary

    I'm currently getting fit, been doing fitness for about 3 months now and gunna go down the afco soon, just want a heads up or any advice, mature answers plz lol
  2. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    I think that might be a slight stumbling for you, although I am not to sure what it's trying to tell you.
  3. msr

    msr LE

  4. Bloody hell MSR - 3 minutes from post to link. I'd have you marked down as a pedantic tw@t if you didn't have such a tasty avatar! :D
  5. Fatboidrunk

    Is your screen name a Freudianley accurate self description?
  6. lol

    no its the only name I could come up with, but thinking of changing it now
  7. If I wasn't allowed to join would I be able to join the t.a were i could show my commitment an my determination
  8. Sorry mate but Unsuitable is Unsuitable, TA or REG
  9. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Get your a*se down to the ACIO. Face up to them. Tell them the truth, and get a straight answer. Simple.
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  10. I work in an ACIO and trust me its a big No.
  12. Hi,

    I was discharged as unsuitable purely by choice. I had previously discharged under DAOR due to a death in the family and jumped straight back in without a thought. I was told i could not change my job choice and i must go in the RLC as a radio operator. The more i thought about it i did not want to be in the RLC i wanted to be infantry, i requested moves once at phase one with no luck. The welfare officer and everyone of my training staff wanted me to stay but i was adament i wanted to leave so i was granted discharge under UFAS. I'm now applying for the RAF regiment and hopefully will be accepted, your discharge papers are sent off to see if the AFCO are allowed to recruit you

    what were your UFAS grounds? had you previously discharged?
  13. UFAS will be coupled with a reason and a re-enlistment time bar i.e:

    "Rct Smiff is Unfit for army service, because he is an immature tw*t who gobs of at the DS and wont shave or sort his locker layout. We recommend that he goes away and can re-enlist after immediately/1/2/3/4/5/6months/1 year/18 months/2years/3years etc etc."

    Unless it states on the paperwork that you are "NOT RECOMMENDED" for re-enlistment, then you can re-enlist after that time frame. We discharge people as UFAS who, due to circumstances, may not be right AT THAT TIME, but if they sort their attitude or the thing distracting them, they could re-enlist immediately.

    It's all down to the recommendation for re-enlistment.

    UFAS in itself does not disqualify you from re-enlisting, only the recommendation can do that.
  14. what do you mean when you say, what were your UFAS grounds, I'm unsure what UFAS means. and on my discharge papers it doesn't state that I'm not recommended for re enlistment or that I have time frame to re enlist after that date

    :D Thanks for the post though great help
  15. also could I apply for a different branch like the raf