The back door in to the Army

#1
Hi,
Can any one be so kind to fill me in on the current transfer situation regarding the TA officer moving to a Reg unit.
I have been told that the back door has been now been closed !
Is the True?

Regards
Master Yoda
:roll:
 
#2
I hope so. Use the tradesmans entrance like everyone else.
 
#3
why should I not use the back door to get in to the army?
I have been in the TA for 3 years and now want to go full time why should I have to start right from basics again and have to get my commission over again?
:roll:
Master Yoda
 
#5
Master_yoda said:
why should I not use the back door to get in to the army?
I have been in the TA for 3 years and now want to go full time why should I have to start right from basics again and have to get my commission over again?
:roll:
Master Yoda

That would be a whole 3 years then would IT(total service)? or 3 years since you joined and not quite tallied 3 WHOLE YEARS IN GREEN :?: 8O

Also why should you be allowed easy access to a full time professional job without going through the same as your peers?
 
#6
2.5 years since I start to go for my commission and over 3 years since I joined.
It is not such an easy road as you think going for TA commission.
I think I should have to do an extra course 2 or 3 weeks maybe but then you not lest me carry on as an officer full time.
:roll:
Master Yoda
 
#7
If you're not prepared to do the training perhaps ayou should look for a less difficult position - escorting Clooney on his trips out of the asylum should be suitable.
 
#8
Master_yoda said:
2.5 years since I start to go for my commission and over 3 years since I joined.
It is not such an easy road as you think going for TA commission.
I think I should have to do an extra course 2 or 3 weeks maybe but then you not lest me carry on as an officer full time.
:roll:
Master Yoda
Lazy tw*t, and you expect men to follow you 8O
 
#13
There's a vacancy for a Captain coming up in the Royal Scots. Apparently the current incumbant knows quite a lot about 'back doors'.
 
#14
Ok so I will head down to the army career advice centre and have a chat to one of their advisers Monday.

I will let you know what has been said.

Have a good Christmas
Regards

Master Yoda.
:roll:
 
#15
Master_yoda said:
So how would you all like me to get in to the Regs as an officer then???

I for one would quite like it if you went to Sandhurst and completed the 44 week commissioning course. You cheeky scrote. You are kidding, surely?
 
#16
Master_yoda said:
It is not such an easy road as you think going for TA commission.
Oh purlease. I have seen you types at Sandhurst both while I was in training and on several other occasions. If you are willing to pass out OCdts who all but collapse on a TFA, sobbing 'if this is what it takes to get a commission then I don't want one', then I submit that it's actually a lot easier than we think.

Note to self. Stop bashing the TA. They are human beings, and we are all....part....of...the...same....army. Ugh.
 
#17
Master_yoda said:
Ok so I will head down to the army career advice centre and have a chat to one of their advisers Monday.

I will let you know what has been said.

Have a good Christmas
Regards

Master Yoda.
:roll:
Remember to tell them that it's the Royal Scots you're after. Don't listen to any sh*t about them being up to strength. There'll be one officer slot in the near future.........and it's right up your street.
 
#18
MASTER YODA, please don't pm me again. I can take a joke as well as the next man, but what you wanted to do to my back eye was disgusting.
As if men actually put their tongues up another mans bottom! Sheesh, the things people think up.
 
#19
You sound a bone idle workshy fop, they should throw a commission at you.

I did five years in the cadets before I joined, I still had to go through twelve months of being arsed about at Junior Leaders.

If you of such a high calibre, surely your time in the stabs should increase your chances of doing exceptionally well at Sandhurst
 
#20
A TA Cpl of mine was commissioned in the TA (about 1985/86). He subsequently went into the Regs and had to resign his TA commission and start at Sandhurst from scratch.

In 22 years with the TA I have never heard of a "back door" into the Regs. There again I was never looking. I suppose some may have done a SSVC, did well & were liked and may have then "converted" to Regs.
 

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