To be honest, the main reason is because I am left handed and left eye domminant and you can't shoot a rifle from the left shoulder in any of the british forces. Also, the americans equip their soldiers better and I like their ethos and training philosophy more.
"Enlistment into any branch of the U.S. military, by citizens of countries other than the United States is limited to those foreign nationals who are legally residing in the United States and possess a Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Alien Registration Card (INS Form I-151/551 - commonly known as a "Green Card".
Imagine how disappointed the Royal Marines would be to see you go, though, Nails ...................
'' And it's one two three what are we fighting for ?
don't ask me I don't give a damn, next stop is Afghanistan
and it's five six seven open up those pearly gates
ain't no time to wonder why, whoopee we're all gonna die''
Surely 'The Star Spangled Banner'?
Nails as you're a big lad, or so I imagine picturing you knocking out hundreds of reps with max weights on down at the gym and of course a bit of 'roid help, I'm sure the USMC will waive the citizenship rules and regs and get you onboard sharpish.
May I suggest that you venture down to St Johns Wood in London and frequent some of the local pubs, look out for shaven headed knuckle draggers wearing T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies or jackets emblazoned with the Globe and Foul Anchor or Devil Dogs and I'm sure you'll be made welcome if you bellow "Semper Fi [email protected]#!%$, Sir, yes Sir." at the top of your voice.