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  1. JWJ

    UK Applicant

    Just to add closure to my presence on this site and this thread; I have succesfully overturned the Royal Navy's decision that I am unfit to serve, and I am now continuning my application to join the Royal Marines and on track to enter training around this time next year. Thank you all for the...
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    3 Jun 2017: Vehicle Hits Pedestrians on London Bridge

    Its unfortunately been a major part of British recent history. I've been raised by people that lived through the height of the IRA activity, who were raised by people who lived through the Blitz. Its a sad fact but its just my generation's 'trouble' that we will either have to crackdown on or...
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    3 Jun 2017: Vehicle Hits Pedestrians on London Bridge

    I guess the best bet trying to take out a vehicle going at speed with the kind of rounds Armed Police carry, is the engine block. But its not a action to plan on, besides the fact its unlikely for police to respond before the vehicle crashes (Nice was a very long situation). With regards making...
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    3 Jun 2017: Vehicle Hits Pedestrians on London Bridge

    I don't think arming our general officers is a good move. We are vastly improving the numbers of AFOs, and ARV units, 10x the patrol and presence. However we're not doing it rapidly enough and we started the program too late to cover this attack. However maybe putting one AFO into every...
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    3 Jun 2017: Vehicle Hits Pedestrians on London Bridge

    Not all the unarmed police retreated, many were pictured putting themselves between the knifemen who had the visible mock-Suicide vests on and civilians, despite only being armed with their batons and close range pepper spray. Not to mention the guy who chased the attackers, throwing pint...
  6. JWJ

    UK Applicant

    I'm assuming thats your neck of the woods. Nah my family on my Canadian side are all around Victoria and Nanaimo. A fair few were Navy. The others RCMP.
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    UK Applicant

    I'll be sure to use that way of searching in the future. I didn't search for that question as it was more of a idea that popped up, and would be useful in the comparison of Cadets in Canada and the UK. Thanks for the tip
  8. JWJ

    UK Applicant

    Whilst I applaud your detective skills, you're not quite ready for the Walter Mitty Hunters club just yet. Under the Unit OC's discretion, a member approaching the suitable age can be allowed into the holding troop of the reserve unit, and not become apart of the 'current' batch training troop...
  9. JWJ

    UK Applicant

    I completely understand and am appreciative of what was said, I do have a few back up plans, for instance the CA was a plan B if I can't join the UK Military, I'm not just instantly giving up on my dream of soldiering first and foremost, then if I'm capable I will apply for such units and then...
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    UK Applicant

    TA is no longer a thing, the TA was rebranded Army Reserve, with units being distinguished as such for example : 3 PWRR(R). So its basically the cadet format, twice weekly parade nights and a commitment to x amount of days training, usually done on weekends and a few weeks in the summer...
  11. JWJ

    UK Applicant

    I hadn't noticed that in the hours I had been pouring over that section, although thats probably because it was 4am? Thanks for that, I'll send an email right away. One thing I've noticed about Canadian Recruitment stuff is they respond very quickly to emails, over here you'll be waiting at...
  12. JWJ

    UK Applicant

    R.E the medical question, I of course understand you need to do a examination on me to understand my suitability, I was merely asking if anyone knew if there was a rule about Oral Steroids, as there is in the UK. Thats all, just to save me the costs of the flights and trip over to find out I'm...
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    UK Applicant

    Hello again, I'm unsure what section to do this in, but this is my general thread, where I'll post any updates, info and ask specific questions, for example. As some of you may have seen, I've lived in the UK all my life, but I'm a Dual citizen with Canada. I've been a Cadet for 5 years and a...
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    UK Clothing and Equipment of the Infantry compared with CA

    HK did alot of work internally and externally, to the point the only real issues now are the fact it ejects rounds to the right, and its hard for a leftie to learn to shoot right handed. I've not got experience with earlier L85s so I couldn't comment on how flimsy or fragile they were, though...
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    JWJ to PongoCadet for identification reasons!

    Bit late for that (literally), its 4am! One day I won't be able to stay up all night for a few days in a row without feeling the consequences so I intend to abuse it whilst I can!
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