Service knowledge

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by stripe, Oct 5, 2010.

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  1. Hi all,

    I've been looking over info on the main board and I've seen you get tested on service knowledge. Not my strongest point, this is quite expansive - can anyone give me areas to look at and/or specific examples of questions you receive on this topic?


  2. SCB


    Buy a book called the British Army. Its a pocket guide and has lots of information. Probably only about £5 from amazon, and also look on the army website for up-to-date information. Hope it helps
  3. Great - yep got it ordered.

  4. Hmm, what would the stock answer for this be, and does it apply to all orders of dress?
  5. The clue is in the question - ******* red-tabs!
  6. Well the question was the question... I thought it was referring to the red tabs, but didn't specify the order of dress, which left it slightly vague. I just wanted to check there wasn't some hidden nasty gotcha there.
  7. Correctly known as gorget patches. **** me, I'd have trouble telling you what I had for tea the night before last, but somehow I remember that!
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    This is a gorget - a residual piece of armour worn symbolically up until the 19th Century. The red ribbons which retained it around British officers' necks are now symbolized in the gorget-patches:


    worn by GS officers. The white-tabs worn by officer cadets and midshipmen are also gorget patches. Different arms of the service used to wear different colour gorget-patches, e.g. medics wore burgundy, padres black, vets blue, intelligence green. Do they still?
  9. I think only PQOs wear other colours nowadays. Doctors burgundy, dentists green, etc. I think the Int Corps wear the standard red.
  10. I was given the British Army book by my sponsor. God knows how I'm going to learn all I need to know by the end of November!