posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 07:54 PM
from what i can gather (told by mates in reserves and my own experience in the australian army) is that, reservists AND standard troops get the same
gear, its just the standard troops have a longer traning period and recruitment time (4 year contract), dont worry about being a "choco" or a
"swat" (sunday wendsay and thursday) your still doing your part.
and all this talk about sas and commandos, with us australian blokes, the SAS is nearly impossible to get into, first off you need to get perfect
scores in every single test youve dont in training, then you need to have served a few years, then you need to be asked by the recruiter for them, you
cant apply, they need to ask you, my best mate whent in there as a marksman (sniper) and he said it was the toughest thing he ever did
where as the commandos, well when i did the first part of recruitment (basic aptitude test) they said i was best suited for the commando position, and
mind you i was 6'2,75kg and 17 years old and lanky, they just told me to beef up and ill be sweet.
those of you looking at joining its a good experience
and good luck with it all