Discussion in 'RMR' started by hardcore92, Jun 2, 2011.
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You are asking about a specialisation which you can't simply just ring up and apply for.
Have you been in touch with your nearest RMR Unit?
I would say that information on how to join the SBS (or any SF) will not be forthcoming on an unofficial internet forum.
Not the way things are done old boy.
Phone the number on your pay statement.
It's not a hard question to answer; go and buy fighting fit and follow the 12 week programme in there, and failing that phone up the number they give on the website and ask.
I did regular selection, I failed, but I'm glad I did it. The OC was helpful, positive and never once belittled my choice.
Ask yourself this though - why do you want to spend approx 46 weeks of the year away from your home? Because that's what you'll be doing if you pass.....
Generally speaking, besides (obviously) completing RMR Recruit Training, it's usually recommended to get one or two operational tours under the belt before undergoing a preparation/acquaint course which will furnish the individual with all the information & training tips required to undergo selection. If 92 is your year of birth, it's unusual to come straight out of RT into SF selection.
There is a Defence Instriuction (on the intranet) outlining the process.
If you believe you are already in a position to apply as soon as RT is complete, then presumably someone at your unit has indicated you will be recommended & they are best placed to advise accordingly.
"get to", mate, if you're badged you get little choice about it.
Without wishing to contradict N_S, they don't care about operational experience (as long as you meet the entry criteria); all they care about is your ability to pass selection, they can (and will) teach you everything else required.
Mate, simply put there is no magic way of passing selection. They give you the routes you do for the test marches, so you can go practice in advance, the routes for selection are passed from course to course. Knowing in advance what to do doesn't matter, it's your ability to head down, bum up and dig out when every single piece of you wants to stop. I withdrew due to a stress fracture on my leg (the most pain I've ever been in), another lad completed the march despite a stress fracture in his foot. He is now badged, I'm not.
My apologies, I'll rebrief the local Sabre squadron on their requirements :toothy3:
Not my words, OC Recruiting said them to us!
Wish they would make their minds up, last month they preferred RMR candidates to have completed an operational tour.
Tsk. Looks like I'll have to picturise them. (if they're not deployed).
this is the "group" we're talking about, they probably haven't been talking to one another, it's all tippity top secret you see.....
That'll be it, I'm only cleared to "NAAFI Cosmic".
Then again the only time I've had much involvement with "in service" specialisations is when they come through for pre-selction medicals, or ex-regular SF transferring to the Reserves. Need to know and all that.
With regard the query about transferring RMR to regular RM, at present there's a bit of a block because we're pretty much at manning balance. The aim of the RMR is to augment the trained strength of the regular Corps as required, so transferring your "ready-use" trained manpower to regular service means the capacity to augment is lost. Not sure whether or which specialists can still transfer at present, but GD is a no-go at present and other trades quite limited.
Tells it's own story.
Read the first bit and then the last bit. Miss out the girlie middle bit.
(Yes I've had stress fractures, yes I know they hurt, yes I cracked on, no I'm not a bubblehead)
What was your trade when you were in Alf?
It needs to repeated again.
**** me, how many courses have you biffed? Are you made out of paper?
If it's any consolation, I failed too. Didn't get injured, I was just shit.
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