advice on which way to go


hi, i just got my medical results back from pompy and got thumbs up, they went down march 22nd, my afco told me il be waitin till late december to do my prmc and a poss intake date would be april, iv been waitin since july 2007 whilst avin a few slip ups along the way. Anyway my question is i recently looked at the raf gunner reg, the job sounds as good and i have my interview and med wednesday, they said i would be in by december which is good for me via money situations. My other question is if anyone knows or is in the gunner reg which is the best specialisation like sniper, paratrooper etc. i want the role of being on foot patroling the streets of afghan, not cooped up in a tent. I know my role is to protect the airbase but also know some troops in the reg do patroling. They said i would be out to afghan straight after basic training. thankyou for your time.
Why not go onto E Goat and ask the RAF Regiment on there? How many Sailors do you think can answer your question, without taking the piss?


War Hero
If you're daft enough to ask you'll do well the RAF Reg. You want to be on Foot patrol, they do lots between the NAAFI and the Main Gate.
Patience is a virtue.
You'll need a keen eye for detail in the Raf Regt, as a general rule of thumb the green button sends the barrier "up" the red button brings it "down". If you are good enough to be selected for sniper training in the Raf Regt you will be expected to hit the button ....from a seated start...from ten metres away, you will need to hone your eye to finger via brain reflexes to truly shine as a raf regt sniper.

Raf Reg Paratrooper is a whole new skill, you will be expected to jump...first time, no refusual....from the top bunk in the guardroom and hit the green barrier button first time everytime.

Hope this helps.


War Hero
higthepig said:
Why not go onto E Goat and ask the RAF Regiment on there?


Completely different to Royal Marine Commando, different role, different training, different job.

And physically easier to pass selection & training- as indeed is the Navy in relation to the Marines.

Good luck.