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I'm in a bit of a pickle...
I started off in the middle of last year with an application for the Intelligence Corps. I was so keen to get in I decided to leave the officer route after RCB briefing (which I passed with a cat 2.1) because of the waiting time to start sandhurst (if i passed RCB main board...) and the the fact that you may still not be selected for Int Corps during the interviews at sandhurst... So here I am waiting at the moment for my Recruit Selection Centre date (i.e. enlisted), when after talking to a few commissioned and enlisted RAF people (no names) I find my self considering the RAF intelligence branch as I think they have more to do with imagery analysis (which was a large part of my geography degree). So could anybody tell me the timeline from enquiry at an AFCO-to-selection, either for a officer or airman as I'm interested in either as long as I can get a job with the forces working with imagery and have a long-term career until i retire...
I know its a ramble but any help would be appreciated and if anyone wants any help with army selection just ask.
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GIS = [email protected]
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You would be an idiot of the highest order if you made your career decision based on which job you could get first, given that Armed Forces contracts tend not to be straighforward or pain free to get out of.

Get a grip of yourself, and decide what your personal qualities are, what potential you have, and what your career aspirations are and then make a reasoned decision about which Service you join, and whether it is as a Ranker or an Officer.

Blindly rushing about trying to get in any way you can, is likely to see you succeed in nothing. Use the resources on this website and the AFCO to give you an intelligent basis on which to frame your decisions.

Good luck.
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GIS = [email protected]
what the hell are you going on about?
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Computer program

To do with intel

Looking at the earth from space and all that
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I agree with threeport. Also the ethos of the Army and RAF are very different so pick which ever suits your personality. The pros of course are that you go in as a specialist so you're sure to at least train for (as you may get chopped) Int; which as you pointed out may not happen in the Army. Ask yourself would you be happy as an Infantry Officer if you didn'y make the selection at Sandhurst. If no the answer is pretty simple; if yes, maybe not so.
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(Original post by GR4pilot)
I agree with threeport. Also the ethos of the Army and RAF are very different so pick which ever suits your personality. The pros of course are that you go in as a specialist so you're sure to at least train for (as you may get chopped) Int; which as you pointed out may not happen in the Army. Ask yourself would you be happy as an Infantry Officer if you didn'y make the selection at Sandhurst. If no the answer is pretty simple; if yes, maybe not so.
Infantry is one of the more popular choices. People who fail to get into their chosen arm tend go to a corps, like the RLC or Signals, or so I've been led to believe.
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Yea, I'd guessed that that might be the case cause of glass celing issues in non 'teeth' branches. I was thinking of this guys particular case.
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Hi Chris,

The application time for rankers in the RAF tends to be much shorter than for officers. I submitted my trade application in November 05 and have been given a provisional start date of 6 September 06. However, trades open and close all the time. I actually went into the AFCO with a view to applying back in August/September 05 but all trades were closed so they weren't taking applications.

I totally agree with the others though. Joining the Forces is a huge commitment and shouldn't be done on a whim! You should get some more info from the AFCO and then carefully consider all your options. I'm still weighing up whether or not I've made the right choice!!
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This is the Armed Forces forum, do you want to join the Army, RAF or Royal Navy?
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TPD you made me read through that entire load of drivvel before I realised that this thread is over 2 years old!!!!!!

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TPD you made me read through that entire load of drivvel before I realised that this thread is over 2 years old!!!!!!

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Ditto. I even posted a long response to the OP. Oh dear. :no:
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Does anyone know what he ended up doing?
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Does anyone know what he ended up doing?
I'm confident Chris passed OASC not sure what he is doing now though.
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There was some conversation with a completely lost gooner who had just found TSR - I presume a Mod came along and deleted it all - the person had been spamming every available thread!
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Ahhhhh, I thought you were being funny and had dragged back an old thread to take the mickey that it's been done a bit recently. I did chuckle. Obviously that wasn't the intention!

disclaimer: imho it is good to bring up old threads if your question is related to that thread and the information is still relevent and useful!
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(Original post by GR29KHS)
TPD you made me read through that entire load of drivvel before I realised that this thread is over 2 years old!!!!!!

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Ops me 2...and I wouldnt even have realised if you hadn't of said"!
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