What's the craic? Can anyone go along and join? I've just failed AOSB (bloody planning ex), so going back in 6 months and then hopefully Sandhurst in May. Hence, I'v got just under a year and want to get some military experience, Res SAS would be great for the experience and training. Anyone got any advice?
It (this guy's post) just really annoyed me cos if you have a look at the resulting discussion, TA SAS, Honory Artillery Company,TA Para's and also TA commando trained engineers are all suggested/discussed......see a pattern emerging? Why the fuk would he bother to approach any of these units for anything other than selfish reasons just to join anyone of them for a year before sandhurst? As I understand it, having passed selection....(which he had'nt at this stage), Sandhurst will require the cadets to be physically/mentally fit, committed and enthusiastic and to get as much as they can out of there training. Fair enough. Any previous military experience a bonus and it's positive that he's thinking of joining the TA....fair enough.
I dont think the Sandhurst staff or indeed the other recruits would appreciate some cock sukker turning up, and whilst the other officer cadets are just getting used to getting out of bed before neighbours is on and realising that their footwear has to be polished, some twat over breakfast is giving it, "when I was with 23 in Hereford blah blah blah" or, "When I was down at CTC Lympstone doing the commando course blah blah blah" . The only reason to do this is either to play some b0llocks game of oneupmanship with the other recruits or try and identify himself to the instructors as some sort of a double hard warry bastard. Either way..just seems a bit stupid and not what the TA should be used for . He's probably a nice bloke but a bit misguided...I dont know..just needed to let off steam.