SNIPER

#1
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I CANNOT JOIN YET DUE TO A RECENT RECORD BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A CAREER AS A SNIPER I HAVE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE INFANTRY THEN YOU CAN APPLY FOR IT I HAVE ALSO HEARD JOIN STRIGHT AWAY ANY INFO APPRECIATED
 
#3
I don't think you'd make a good sniper to be honest. ALL THAT SHOUTING WILL GIVE YOUR POSITION AWAY YOU PILLOCK.

A comprehensive grasp of the use of grammar would be advantageous also.
 
#4
LUKEC69 said:
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I CANNOT JOIN YET DUE TO A RECENT RECORD BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A CAREER AS A SNIPER I HAVE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE INFANTRY THEN YOU CAN APPLY FOR IT I HAVE ALSO HEARD JOIN STRIGHT AWAY ANY INFO APPRECIATED
Do you have a police record?
 
#5
Why are you shouting?

After joining your Bn you can then apply but do not be surprised when you section commander tells you to ***********. Being able to shoot is only a very small part of the job. Your other skills must be of the highest standard and your battle field perception must be excellent as you are also used for forward recce and OP work. If you ever are selected for the task you must pass a very hard course which has a high level of failure due to the high standards required.

Look to becoming a grade one soldier first.
 
#6
Random_Task said:
LUKEC69 said:
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I CANNOT JOIN YET DUE TO A RECENT RECORD BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A CAREER AS A SNIPER I HAVE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE INFANTRY THEN YOU CAN APPLY FOR IT I HAVE ALSO HEARD JOIN STRIGHT AWAY ANY INFO APPRECIATED
Do you have a police record?
why don't you read his other posts for the background? :)
 
#7
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
Random_Task said:
LUKEC69 said:
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I CANNOT JOIN YET DUE TO A RECENT RECORD BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A CAREER AS A SNIPER I HAVE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE INFANTRY THEN YOU CAN APPLY FOR IT I HAVE ALSO HEARD JOIN STRIGHT AWAY ANY INFO APPRECIATED
Do you have a police record?
why don't you read his other posts for the background? :)
That's why you work in Intel CR! ;)
 
#8
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
Random_Task said:
LUKEC69 said:
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I CANNOT JOIN YET DUE TO A RECENT RECORD BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A CAREER AS A SNIPER I HAVE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE INFANTRY THEN YOU CAN APPLY FOR IT I HAVE ALSO HEARD JOIN STRIGHT AWAY ANY INFO APPRECIATED
Do you have a police record?
why don't you read his other posts for the background? :)
I was wondering if he had 'Ghost in the Machine' and how much he'd be willing to part with it for.
 
#9
the_matelot said:
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
Random_Task said:
LUKEC69 said:
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I CANNOT JOIN YET DUE TO A RECENT RECORD BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A CAREER AS A SNIPER I HAVE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE INFANTRY THEN YOU CAN APPLY FOR IT I HAVE ALSO HEARD JOIN STRIGHT AWAY ANY INFO APPRECIATED
Do you have a police record?
why don't you read his other posts for the background? :)
That's why you work in Intel CR! ;)
FFS sake don't tell him that, he might give us a briefing!!!!!!!!!
 
#10
the_matelot said:
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
Random_Task said:
LUKEC69 said:
AS SOME OF YOU KNOW I CANNOT JOIN YET DUE TO A RECENT RECORD BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT A CAREER AS A SNIPER I HAVE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE INFANTRY THEN YOU CAN APPLY FOR IT I HAVE ALSO HEARD JOIN STRIGHT AWAY ANY INFO APPRECIATED
Do you have a police record?
why don't you read his other posts for the background? :)
That's why you work in Intel CR! ;)
that's a computer company you hairy ringpiece :)
 
#12
I'm wondering if LUKEC69 actually knows what a snipers job entails. I'm the first to admit after 15 years in the army I only know what the 9 mile snipers do. reading a few of the posts by hopefuls I think the ACIO staff must hand out rose coloured glasses at the beginning of the first interview. The infantry is bloody hard work (I started my time in the infantry) but like all the other arms it has it's rewards the main one being comradeship.
 
#13
Its like asking a Marx Brother "how do I get to Carnegie Hall?". Join up first and find out what you're good at.

PS I'm not a sniper and my real name's not Bob.
 
#14
The sniper course is a very hard course. Luke69, if and when you get selected and pass then I'll be one of the first to congratulate you.

BT
 
#16
offog said:
Why are you shouting?

After joining your Bn you can then apply but do not be surprised when you section commander tells you to ***********. Being able to shoot is only a very small part of the job. Your other skills must be of the highest standard and your battle field perception must be excellent as you are also used for forward recce and OP work. If you ever are selected for the task you must pass a very hard course which has a high level of failure due to the high standards required.

Look to becoming a grade one soldier first.
Very wise words. Concentrate on being a good member of your fire team before "Fame" beckons.
 
#17
The reason why you have to be a grade one soldier first is because Sniping involves a number of different specialisms (some of which you learn to a basic level as a squaddie, others as an NCO):

Shooting, Observation, Stalking, Vehicle & Aircraft Recognition, Map Reading, Arial Photography, Navigation, Artillary and Aircraft Fire Control, Concealment, Radio operation, rank and insignia recognition to name a few.

The definition of a British Sniper is roughly: A soldier whose infantry skills are improved and refined to the point where they becoming specialist skills.

It's not just about tight groups and looking like a bush.
 

chrisg46

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#18
I was wondering what the recent record was? Did it get to number one? clue please?
 
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