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#1 Post by copymenu » Mon 28 Sep, 2009 10:23 am

Does the British military ask if you have military experience in any armed force?

Do they look into your records and call up your old CO's for a reference?

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#2 Post by ofens » Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:26 am

Yeah so whatever you did will soon get found out!
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#3 Post by copymenu » Tue 29 Sep, 2009 4:22 am

:lol: I haven't done anything.........................................yet :drinking:

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#4 Post by Tab » Tue 29 Sep, 2009 12:14 pm

Then it sounds you have led a very dull life

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#5 Post by Mike90 » Tue 29 Sep, 2009 2:07 pm

Bit harsh Tab! :lol:

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#6 Post by Tab » Tue 29 Sep, 2009 3:48 pm

May be Mike but true all the same

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#7 Post by copymenu » Tue 29 Sep, 2009 10:33 pm

So are you saying that having a crim record and being a delinquent drop kick is a prerequisite for service in the British Army?
Tab wrote:Then it sounds you have led a very dull life
Not necessarily I just haven't been caught 8) , Aussie kids are smart unlike all those ASBO c@#t you guys have :P .

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#8 Post by Tab » Tue 29 Sep, 2009 11:55 pm

It is your remark saying that you had not done any thing that caused me to say you had led a dull life and no one mentioned any thing about a crimal record

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#9 Post by gooner_27 » Wed 30 Sep, 2009 11:40 am

A criminal record?? you would be trusted in the blocks, And by saying that you have not been caught yet suggests that your willing to carry on being underhanded. I think you would go down about as well as a lead balloon.
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#10 Post by copymenu » Wed 30 Sep, 2009 11:40 am

Tab wrote:It is your remark saying that you had not done any thing that caused me to say you had led a dull life and no one mentioned any thing about a crimal record
Hmmmm well this is awkward. Sorry.:oops:

But can anyone answer my original question?

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#11 Post by gpw2009 » Wed 30 Sep, 2009 1:24 pm

Yes they do mate. It's on the "Interest" form and the main application form. Askes if you have served with Army, Navy / Marines, RAF, or any others i.e cadets sea cadets etc.

If you have served in this country or even in another (as you are from Oz) I'd mention it. Saves being found out later!
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#12 Post by copymenu » Thu 01 Oct, 2009 12:00 am

I'm a bit worried that it might hold me back if I applied for the British Army. I may be joining the ADF in the next few months and the job is 4-6 years. I don't know what state the UK military will be in by then in terms of recruiting. I hear they're inundated now, who knows in years to come they may change the laws to severely restrict how many overseas applicants can get in. If they see that I've had a military career they may say 'Well to be honest there are alot of people who are trying to get in , you've had a military career back in Australia so its just easier and fair if you go back home and re-enlist.' Or may cause unnecessary delays.

If i was to slip it by them on the forms, how/would they find out about it later? Being in the military isn't a criminal offence so there is no reason why a Police check would uncover it.

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#13 Post by timex » Thu 01 Oct, 2009 4:28 am

I think you are making a big thing about nothing, join the ADF do your time and then see if you want to join the British Army. Chances are you will either be fed up with the Military way of life, or you will be established on a career path in the ADF.

As to "lying" about your previous service that would be stupid..

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#14 Post by ofens » Thu 01 Oct, 2009 9:14 am

Here's a crazy idea that might just work.

Why don't you just apply properly, filling in the forms correctly and providing correct and honest answers, like you're supposed to?
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