FFL to Navy or Army

#1
taking this over from ARRSE, hopefully might get some better insight here. 1REG EOD/Dinops(Combat Diver) trained ex-FFL(7 yr)looking for diver trade/job now back home in UK. have looked at Diver w/REME, but have been told RN might be better fit? Also looking at UKSF(R) weighting up all my options re: SB but would appreciate any/all advice? Late twenties now so wondering how I'm doing on time as well given route looking to go down? Obviously opsec is important here but whatever can be disclosed would be much appreciated? Thanks
 

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#3
Assuming you're a British passport holder, can produce a copy of your FFL former service discharge documents together with your complete medical records and can demonstrate no reserve or recall liability, you would need to gain "approval to process" before an application can be processed for entry as a Mine Clearance Diver - as long as you enter Initial Naval Training before age 33. It would help if you can produce a French police criminal record computer print to demonstrate.

You would start on the new entry rate of pay despite former overseas military service.

To join SBS(R), you'd first need to join the RMR (or transfer from the reular RM) and may apply after completing training. Be aware SBS(R) are not operationally tasked in the same roles as their regular service counterparts, so far as I'm aware.
 
#5
I was give to understand SBS(R) augment at section level strength their regular brothers? perhaps I'm wrong? I have all relevant docs, but going back for crim records will take a few months id imagine. not that I was nicked on anything :) id lean more towards selection if honest. can someone get loaded onto a regular briefing course with RMR sponsorship?
 
#7
Interesting link/read thanks. Safest bet might be to go in RM regular, and see how I get on longer term, but the thought of hacking basic again is a tough sell! someone on ARRSE suggested having a look at Commando trained regminet in RA? do trained ranks have to meet the normal age deadlines to attend RM Recruit Training, i.e. transfer across by 33? Many do that?
 
#9
I did indeed,served with an ex-RE. I'm not looking for a trade though so feel Royals is best bet for me on balance. What's the application/indoc phase like, how long on average?
 
#14
To join SBS(R), you'd first need to join the RMR (or transfer from the reular RM) and may apply after completing training. Be aware SBS(R) are not operationally tasked in the same roles as their regular service counterparts, so far as I'm aware.
Not 100% correct. I know of two HAC blokes who where accepted on to SBS(R) selection.
 
#20
*I should say it wouldn't be uncommon to see guys late 30's cropping up in FFl, don't think there are any hard and fast rules,but restrictions to exist on prospective promotion if you volunteer after 30 years of age for service. Would be nice to think it's same in UKSF
 
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