Women at Sandhurst/in the army...

#1
Hi everyone. I am new today on here because I have been trying to look for information and can't find it so thought I'd ask directly.

I am at Uni and am set on joining the army afterwards.

I would like to know what it is like for women in the army. I am not particularly 'pink and fluffy' but nor am I a tomboy. Also, do men and women train and work together and pass out together??

Thank you in advance!!

Becky :)
 
#2
Hi Bex. In terms of training together, all the girls in one Sandhurst intake will be put in a platoon together, but as far as I know that's the only time when it's segregated. How far along are you in your application?
Best of luck
C_W
 
#3
See if you can find a copy of the series 'Guns N' Roses' from 2000. It was 6 1/2 hour episodes covering a girls Pln through their year at RMAS, and was reasonably OK IIRC. There's bound to be a copy on Youtube or somewhere similar if you look hard enough. There was a follow up series a bit later as well.

That'll only cover your training, and it's obviously pre AFG, but it's probably still worth watching.
 
#4
Thanks C_W.
I am nowhere in it yet. I am in my 2nd year of Uni and have recently decided that this is what I want to do (I always wanted to be a copper) and so am currently gathering as much information as possible.
I am going to ring the local AFCO to try and arrange a meeting soon and I want to talk to them about the Undergraduate Army Officer Bursary and joining my local UOTC - think I might be too late 'cause sign up was in Oct but I didn't know anything about it then....maybe have to wait until next year.

Thanks for the tip Gremlin. Will definitely be looking that up.

Bex.
 
#6
Bex it is par for the course that your photograph be attached to one of your first 4 posts on here, not your fault !!! it is an obscure rule hidden away..
 
#9
hi, sorry, I know you posted this a long time ago but I can't seem to find a copy of that programme, do you have any idea where I might find it? Thanks
 
#11
Don't watch Guns and Roses - a biased and pathetic look at women at Sandhurst. Esp a certain unnamed female, still serving today, who cries when she can't put her gas mask on in 9secs. I was there when a certain female cadet won the sword of honour, she was in my platoon. The ACIO should hold a more up to date video - I advise you get hold of a copy of that and try and get on some familiarisation days where you can get a real 'look at life'.
 
#12
Don't watch Guns and Roses - a biased and pathetic look at women at Sandhurst. Esp a certain unnamed female, still serving today, who cries when she can't put her gas mask on in 9secs. I was there when a certain female cadet won the sword of honour, she was in my platoon. The ACIO should hold a more up to date video - I advise you get hold of a copy of that and try and get on some familiarisation days where you can get a real 'look at life'.
Girls crying at Sandhurst, no that never happens...! They do the same course as well... No really!

In fairness I did see a male cadet in my platoon crying, but he was exceptionally weak and very jack. Needless to say, he did not commission with us.

Just remind us what percentage of the Guns and Roses platoon ended up running off with their SNCOs or got hoofed out/jumped before they were pushed some similar misdemeanour.
 
#14
Hi Bex, sorry to have to tell you but women don't serve in the Army. It's a man's life. I'm sure the RAF take women though so maybe give them a try.

Good Luck!
 

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#15
Girls crying at Sandhurst, no that never happens...! They do the same course as well... No really!

In fairness I did see a male cadet in my platoon crying, but he was exceptionally weak and very jack. Needless to say, he did not commission with us.

Just remind us what percentage of the Guns and Roses platoon ended up running off with their SNCOs or got hoofed out/jumped before they were pushed some similar misdemeanour.
Any idea where I can find a copy? At university, I came across one of the cadets in that programme. Unsuprisingly, she was no longer serving due to certain Troop staffy related indiscretions.
 
#16
Girls crying at Sandhurst, no that never happens...! They do the same course as well... No really!

In fairness I did see a male cadet in my platoon crying, but he was exceptionally weak and very jack. Needless to say, he did not commission with us.

Just remind us what percentage of the Guns and Roses platoon ended up running off with their SNCOs or got hoofed out/jumped before they were pushed some similar misdemeanour.
About the same or actually less than the male officers at RMAS who seem to end up in the female cadets beds, have prostitutes when on duty at Buckingham Palace, get caught cheating on their wives etc etc.........

So this male cadet crying - c'mon tell us the truth, it was you wasn't it - cnut....
 
#17
Hello all,
I am also interested in joining (i have my pre RCB in Jan), any tips or tricks on women in the army as i have no desire to be pegged as a GIRL. Also dyslexics in the army, didn't want to admit to it on the application but its all over the Govs records so thought i better rather than being caught out. Any input would be greatfully recived (and don't bother that one's far to obviouse)
Thatch
If you're not a girl what the **** are you???
 
#18
About the same or actually less than the male officers at RMAS who seem to end up in the female cadets beds, have prostitutes when on duty at Buckingham Palace, get caught cheating on their wives etc etc.........

So this male cadet crying - c'mon tell us the truth, it was you wasn't it - cnut....
To your first point:

There is a world of difference between shagging another officer cadet while at Sandhurst and shagging your troop SNCO. One is technically frowned on while the other is grossly unprofessional, particularly if said senior is married. While I can think of one or possibly two male officers who have crossed the line and bonked an OR (neither actually in their direct CoC, but close enough to my mind), I can think of nearly a dozen female officers who have done this with married men (and in one case woman) who where under their command. Given the relatively low proportion of female to male officers, this says something.

I will emphasise that I refer to a minority (albeit a significant one) of female officers only. I would not advise any young lady against joining the army as an officer, I would simply suggest that she keep their eyes open and take care which way she allows their affections to run if she wants to be taken seriously. I'm afraid the love is blind argument simply doesn't cut it.

As to your second:

No sadly at that stage, I was one of the few still giving him the benefit of the doubt and telling him not to worry. I saw the error of my ways a short while later.

Incidentally; is "cnut", however you spell it, really the sort of term that a lady officer should use?
 

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