Quick Outline of the British Army’s New Fitness Tests

There are now new fitness tests that aspirants will undertake when they attend the Army Assessment Centre. There are three elements that individuals will be tested on: Running; Throwing; and Pull. These elements are tested in the following tests. The Run This is a two-part run: 0.5 mile (800 metre) warm-up jog, taking between 6… Read More

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What was the Average Enlistment Age for the British Army (2011-2014)?

The average age on enlistment to the untrained Regular, other ranks only, between 2011 and 2014 was 20 years 8 months. This figure is based on those who joined the untrained Regular Army only (may include rejoiners) and therefore excluded all officers, Gurkhas, full-time reserve service (FTRS), mobilised reserves, Army Reserve, and all other reserves.

What is the RAF Rejoiners Scheme?

Why Rejoin? While many people leave the Royal Air Force (RAF) for many different reasons, all are welcome to apply to rejoin. Whether an applicant wants to put the skills they have already learnt in the RAF back to use or want to rejoin in a completely different role, there may be a position open… Read More

What is the Number of Black (African) Officers in the Royal Navy?

On 01 October 2018, the number of officers that had been commissioned into the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Marines (RM) as regular officers with a Black (African) ethnicity was 10 (rounded). Between 01 April 2007 and 31 March 2018, the number of officers that had been commissioned into the RN and RM as regular… Read More

Wanna Join the Military? Here are Two Ways to Prepare

Being part of the nation’s military force is going to be a great honour. You will be partly responsible for the overall safety of the country and its citizens. But, it is not going to be easy. You really have a lot of preparing to do if you are to succeed as a military professional.… Read More

First Female Soldier to Successfully Complete the US Army’s Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Course

A female soldier has made history by successfully completing the United States (US) Army’s Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course (Folley, 2018). Although several women have attempted to complete the US Army’s Special Forces (aka Green Beret’s) selection process since January 2016, this female soldier is the first to graduate from SFAS. The female… Read More

British Armed Forces: Update On Residency Requirements for Commonwealth Soldiers

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to scrap the residency requirements for Commonwealth soldiers. As part of a drive to increase the number of applicants for roles in the British Armed Forces, the MOD has reduced the residency requirement to zero from five years, meaning applicants are not required to have lived in… Read More