Regiment selection

#1
Hi I am wondering if anyone can explain how regiment selection works when joining as an officer? Likelyhood of getting your preferred regiment etc.
 
#2
Someone can correct me if things have changed since my time, however, basically you pass RCB and go to RMAS.

In your first term you get to choose up to 4 preferred Regts/Corps. Those get whittled down to 2, who you go to visit, and eventually you will be interviewed and either offered a place in one or both, or none.

If you get no offers you effectively go to ‘clearing’ and will be given a choice of whoever has spaces available, usually RLC or Med Corps.

You Don’t have to choose your sponsor as one of your 4 choices, and you don’t have to pick them to commission into.

As I said though, that’s how it worked in my day but since numbers have massively dropped I imagine it’s easier to get whatever you want now - except for things like HCav or Guards Regts and REME.

Best bet for proper information is Army Recruiting Office.
 
#3
Thanks for the replies, I want to go infantry and being from Liverpool I’m leaning towards Duke of Lancs, I wasn’t sure though weather it being infantry there’d be more/less chance of getting what I want. I’ll go down to the recruitment office and see what they say there too.
 

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