Can you apply for the Army and Navy at the same time?

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  1. Yapper

    Yapper New member

    Guys, please help me out with some information. Can you apply for the Army and Navy at the same time?
  2. Chicogiz

    Chicogiz War Hero

    NO! they check it on a system. Also is this because your thinking, if you fail one, you can do the other?
  3. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg War Hero

    STFU cheekyjiz.
  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Yapper: Welcome to Rum Ration! :thumbleft:

    Please ignore any "advice" posted by either of these O2 Thieves - we have a couple of AFCO Advisers on here (Supermario and Ninja_Stoker) who will no doubt give the official answer accordingly, in due course.
  5. watch_the_birdie

    watch_the_birdie New member

    Yes you can. I've not done it, but being in the TA I have known colleagues apply for the regular army and navy at the same time and then chose one of them. Another did the same with Navy and RAF, and chose the Navy.
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Technically there is no legal reason why not, however it costs about £7,500 to process successful candidates to join the Navy & (for some obscure reason) the Army nearly double that. Often you maybe told it isn't possible or that you must only apply for one or other because it questions your motivation - if your motivation is questionable, you can be knocked back.

    To be honest we don't particularly like it as it entails a lot of nugatory work for one or other service & no part of selection is interchangeable with the other service, so you have to complete all elements of both.

    Common sense would dictate that you aim high with regard the appropriate recruiting tests, then see which job is suited to you & go forward with that, pausing the other application with the option to continue if things don't work out. For the Navy, the clock starts with regard waiting times to join from when you pass the Recruiting Test.

    Be aware we sometimes get "serial applicants" who apply for everything but join nothing - at best they are simply time wasters, to put it politely.
  7. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg War Hero

    When was the last time I tried giving advice about anything other than the RT, interview or some other aspect of selection that I had been through? Bell wipe :roll:
  8. scouse

    scouse New member

    Doc/Tim or is it Pinocchio??? your nose is growing :dontknow:
  9. Chicogiz

    Chicogiz War Hero

    Wow. You cant really tell me to STFU. Your a mong yourself, so just join the group.
  10. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    d retard mating ritual,it brngz a tear 2 d eye. :hump:
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    :happy1: One was considering deleting the expletives, but since it's lunch-time, care for a popcorn?
  12. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg War Hero

    That's not my nose, Scouse 8O
  13. jesse

    jesse War Hero

    :p In civvy street I applied to the Police and the Prison Service at the same time 8) And the Prison Service answered first :eek: and now I sit back on a big fat pension. :p
  14. captainobvious

    captainobvious New member

    still a screw though jesse!
  15. thingy

    thingy Supporters - GCM

    I really must protest at the use of the term mong, as it is offensive to people with Down syndrome to impute their intellect sinks quite so low. I suggest the term, in "honour" of some of the dimwitted postings on another thread, to refer to these posts as Leo-tards, after Chico's oppo Leo.... :twisted: :D :wink:
  16. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    thingy, stop being a mongmong.
  17. jesse

    jesse War Hero

    :geek: Yup it never leaves you and I expect former policemen would agree. :wink: I have an highly tuned instinct for danger and can sum up non verbal communications in time to get my retaliation in first. :lol: It comes in very handy you know.: :evil:
  18. wannabeaet

    wannabeaet New member

    Oh you're in the prison service too? Which nick?
  19. Guzzler

    Guzzler War Hero

    ..."big fat pension"...was a bit of a clue.
  20. wannabeaet

    wannabeaet New member

    Meh, Dartmoor Channings Wood or Exeter.

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