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My application to join the UK Armed Forces.

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 10:58 AM
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I think that the message is that the British armed forces will sift you out of selection if you hear voices. Quite right too. Soldiers need to be reliable members of a team and being a bit "mad" may not be helpful if the voices started during a pressured situation.

If you can hear voices in French, can I suggest you consider the Foreign Legion? Otherwise, join a re-enactment society and you can pretend and you'll probably fit right in!

Regards




posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: blupblup

Star for you.


I feel if you had arrived to the party earlier this would be the post of the thread.




Yes I am serious btw, pal.


But I appreciate the cynicism, hesitance & support I've received equally.





posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: paraphi


If you can hear voices in French, can I suggest you consider the Foreign Legion? Otherwise, join a re-enactment society and you can pretend and you'll probably fit right in!





Very good.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: PaddyInf
a reply to: muckleduck

Your rejection was probably due to the fact that you will be required to work on vehicles and weapons which all need various petrol, oil and lubricants which may have an effect on your condition.



i would of just wore a glove lol
or put up with it, didnt stop me doing marine engineering lol :p covered in oil most days, the reason they gave was because cost of shipping medical supplies out to warzones, it cleared up within 3 years of my application anyways.

the 2nd time i applied for tank crew is what really annoyed me though, im hardly going to speed down the motorway in a tank lol, but thats why i wasnt allowed to join, due to my 9 points and asbo
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the bond u create with people u spend in rough conditions lasts a lifetime, i wont ever forget the guys i went to camp with, if we had been a real unit id have no qualms risking my life to protect them as i know theyd do the same, we were only 14/15 at the time with that sort of mentality.

only bad experience i really had was heatstroke lol, cleaning my weapon outside in blazin sunlight in full uniform, missed drill practice for a few days though, every cloud...


one thing im not sure i could cope with is watching people i know die around me on the frontline, they become more than squadmates, a family almost, u spend more time with eachother than u would with a wife. :|


fieldcraft was my game though,only got found once in whole time that we trained doing it lol.

it is good fun but then the reality sinks in when u get deployed, i was a few weeks from going to basic when i got the letter telling me that i would no longer be going. still have it somewhere, along with a few t.a regiments biting my hand off to join soon after.. lol



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

I am not a medical proffesional but you should ask yourself if there is a chance that your problem can bring yourself or others in danger. Can you function like anybody else..?

If you can give a positive answer on these question I advice not to mention your "hearing" problem. You do not want to pay diner for every person not telling their problem and passed the fysical/ mental... and have a happy and lenghty army career.



posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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originally posted by: muckleduck

the 2nd time i applied for tank crew is what really annoyed me though, im hardly going to speed down the motorway in a tank lol, but thats why i wasnt allowed to join, due to 9 points and an ASBO


The drama here isn't the fear of you speeding in a tank, it's because you have demonstrated an inability to stick to the rules of the road. With 9 points on the license you are 1 strike away from losing it. In the military we still need to hold the appropriate civilian licenses to drive military vehicles. We don't have special rules (for the most part). That means that if you mess up one more time on the road on or off duty you will lose your licence and be unable to perform your military role, creating an administrative nightmare for the CoC. Your first posting to a tank unit is as a driver. This means that the operational effectiveness of your unit is reduced as they are a driver down. This leads to an immediate failure of the Service Test*. The Services are unwilling to take this risk at the start of a career.

*The service test states "Have the actions of the individual negatively impacted or potentially negatively impacted the reputation or operational effectiveness of the Unit." If the answer is yes then the soldier has committed an offence and is subject to administrative or disciplinary action under AGAI 67 or Service Law, whichever is most appropriate. (Guess what Senior NCOs spend most of our time in camp dealing with!)
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