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Nikki, I didn't receive it. :confused:

I'm having problems with the size of the message (too many characters) and I don't know how to add an attachment on this forum. I don't seem to have that option - how do I add one?
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Is there anyone who knows much about commissions in the army or can suggest a good forum elsewhere where i can find out what I want to know?
www.arrse.co.uk is a place you can look for army related stuff. It has areas for most parts of the army ranging from the army air corps to the officer training corps.
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I'm having problems with the size of the message (too many characters) and I don't know how to add an attachment on this forum. I don't seem to have that option - how do I add one?
Saved you the trouble Nikki, I've sent you my e-mail address by private message.
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Just a question, what percentage of the 6 hours worth of apptitude is mental arithmetic based?
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Hello, I am a Maltese student (from Malta) aged 16 years. I just passed an equivalent of 11 GCSE exams, and I will be now studying for my A levels. I was always inspired by the flying of the military, but in Malta, we do not have any Air Force or whatever, so my dream can only come true abroad.

My question is, me being Maltese, do I stand a chance to join the RAF as a pilot... My mother's dad (late) was British, and used to serve in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and we were very close to getting a dual citizenship (my mum has a British/maltese passport, but I only have Maltese passport, and I could get a British/Maltese one)... with all these, do I stand any chances to join RAF as a pilot?

I would really appreciate a reply for my query, or if you can, please send me an email on [email protected] Thanks..

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My question is, me being Maltese, do I stand a chance to join the RAF as a pilot... My mother's dad (late) was British, and used to serve in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and we were very close to getting a dual citizenship (my mum has a British/maltese passport, but I only have Maltese passport, and I could get a British/Maltese one)... with all these, do I stand any chances to join RAF as a pilot?

Mark
I was born in a Commonwealth country. Can I join the RAF?
As long as you were born in a Commonwealth country or the Republic of Ireland, you do not have to be a British citizen for the majority of RAF careers. But certain jobs have stricter requirements. You can find out more by looking at the job files for each career.

thats from the RAF careers site.

and under pilot it says....

Nationality: British citizen since birth or holder of dual British/other nationality

so guess your nationality isn't an issue according to www.rafcareers.com

if this is wrong feel free to correct me guys.
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Has anybody been on the SERE course or is thinking of doing it soon(ish)? I'm one of the oldest people in here by about a decade or maybe even two so am going to be interested to see what the questions will be like about my spare time.. I'm in full time employment and also caring for a very elderly relative in my out of work time so leaves me with little time to do other things.. so much for team sports etc!The only advantage I know of about my age is that I only have to reach level 4 to 7 on the bleep test.. but am worried that the old grey cells will struggle to keep up with the youngsters out there! Any advice/helpful tips/sarcasm all equally well received!
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Has anybody been on the SERE course or is thinking of doing it soon(ish)? I'm one of the oldest people in here by about a decade or maybe even two so am going to be interested to see what the questions will be like about my spare time.. I'm in full time employment and also caring for a very elderly relative in my out of work time so leaves me with little time to do other things.. so much for team sports etc!The only advantage I know of about my age is that I only have to reach level 4 to 7 on the bleep test.. but am worried that the old grey cells will struggle to keep up with the youngsters out there! Any advice/helpful tips/sarcasm all equally well received!

What's the SERE course?
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SERE - Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape ???

Or Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape ???

If so, it is a course which teaches how to survive in any environment. The course includes instruction in basic survival, medical, land navigation, evasion, arctic survival, teaching techniques, rough-land evacuation, coastal survival, tropics/river survival, and desert survival.
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Hello I have a couple of questions if anybody would be so good to reply; I am currently 16 and am awaiting my GCSE results, I am predicted 8 A*/A and 2 Cs then i will be taking A levels in maths, further maths, physics, computing, history and general studies. I also consider to be quite fit playing football to club level and cricket to club level although in the past I have played at town and county level and I got 11.4 on the bleep test earlier this year. My eyesight I have had checked and is as close to perfect as it gets. Anyway enough of that my questions are;

1. Assuming I pass all 6 A levels how much of an advantage would a degree be when applying to join the RAF as a pilot? I have decided that whatever I do I'm not doing an office job anywhere, if i dont get in the RAF as a pilot I will join the Army, if not as an officer then as a regular soldier, would a degree hugely improve my chances of selection?

2. Every pilot I have ever seen interviewed on TV has a relatively posh southern accent, also a relative of mine was an Air Chief Marshall until he retired a few years ago and he was extrememly posh, I am from just north of Machester and my accent is not posh. However compared to my friends I dont have a very strong accent and am always careful to pronounce all my words carefully so my accent is not such that it is unintelligible but it is clearly northern, e.g. I pronounce the word "past" as "past", not "parsed" as most RAF officers seem to. Considering that the only word i can say correctly in the true officer manner is "Arse" will my accent effect my chances of being selected or do i need to book elocution lessons?
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SERE is the RAF Specialist Entry and Re-entry course.. its a shortened version of IOT at Cranwell for doctors, nurses, lawyers, chaplains, dentists.. also commonly called the Vicars and Tarts course. Instead of six months you get 10 weeks to learn everything. Any advice gratefully accepted.

Wish it was just a straight old escape and evasion course.. it would be shorter!!!
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SERE is the RAF Specialist Entry and Re-entry course.. its a shortened version of IOT at Cranwell for doctors, nurses, lawyers, chaplains, dentists.. also commonly called the Vicars and Tarts course. Instead of six months you get 10 weeks to learn everything. Any advice gratefully accepted.

Wish it was just a straight old escape and evasion course.. it would be shorter!!!

What profession are you going in to? Did you have to go through the OASC selection process at Cranwell ?

I will be going through OASC in Jan/Feb 2005 for a scholarship/sponsorship for medical officer. I've been trying to find out about the aptitude tests from someone who has gone down the professionally qualified route. Did you have to take them, and if so, did they differ from the pilot aptitude tests?

Sorry for all the questions - just interested
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What profession are you going in to? Did you have to go through the OASC selection process at Cranwell ?

I will be going through OASC in Jan/Feb 2005 for a scholarship/sponsorship for medical officer. I've been trying to find out about the aptitude tests from someone who has gone down the professionally qualified route. Did you have to take them, and if so, did they differ from the pilot aptitude tests?

Sorry for all the questions - just interested
I can probably answer a couple of those for you.

When I was at OASC those going into professions didn't arrive until the afternoon of Day 2. None of them had to do the aptitude tests. They did the interview and medical, then one woman was told she was in! Not sure which she was going for though. The rest stayed for bleep test and all hangar excercises.

Hope that's of some use
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And while i'm here I think i'll give myself the honour of the 1000th post on this thread
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Hello I have a couple of questions if anybody would be so good to reply; I am currently 16 and am awaiting my GCSE results, I am predicted 8 A*/A and 2 Cs then i will be taking A levels in maths, further maths, physics, computing, history and general studies. I also consider to be quite fit playing football to club level and cricket to club level although in the past I have played at town and county level and I got 11.4 on the bleep test earlier this year. My eyesight I have had checked and is as close to perfect as it gets. Anyway enough of that my questions are;

1. Assuming I pass all 6 A levels how much of an advantage would a degree be when applying to join the RAF as a pilot? I have decided that whatever I do I'm not doing an office job anywhere, if i dont get in the RAF as a pilot I will join the Army, if not as an officer then as a regular soldier, would a degree hugely improve my chances of selection?

2. Every pilot I have ever seen interviewed on TV has a relatively posh southern accent, also a relative of mine was an Air Chief Marshall until he retired a few years ago and he was extrememly posh, now I have been born and bred in Bury, just north of Machester and my accent is not posh. However compared to my friends I dont have a very strong accent and am always careful to pronounce all my words carefully so my accent is not such that it is unintelligible but it is clearly northern, e.g. I pronounce the word "past" as "past", not "parsed" as most RAF officers seem to. Considering that the only word i can say correctly in the true officer manner is "Arse" will my accent effect my chances of being selected or do i need to book elocution lessons?
hey, i wouldnt worry about your accent. as long as people understand you and they probably dont give. im welsh so i have a bit of an accent, but it wont stop me trying

8 a *s would be really good. you probably looking at the right studies for a levels ( maths and physics is a must!) but im not sure about a degree. put it this way, the raf are looking for petentail. if they see youve got 8 a*s and if you got all a's on your a levels i think theyed know youd have the potential in the academic side of things.

if your that good, you may as well give it a shot
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I can probably answer a couple of those for you.

When I was at OASC those going into professions didn't arrive until the afternoon of Day 2. None of them had to do the aptitude tests. They did the interview and medical, then one woman was told she was in! Not sure which she was going for though. The rest stayed for bleep test and all hangar excercises.

Hope that's of some use

Thanks icklecathy, that's clarified a few things for me, and confirmed what other people going through this route have said. I'll concentrate on getting fit and brushing up my knowledge of current affairs and the role/career structure of doctors in RAF (I was going to buy some aptitude practice books, but am relieved I won't need to).

Have you heard anything yet?
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Well Malta is in the Commonwealth but I am not sure if they accept EVERY Commonwealth country... check out all commonwealth countries, and you'll realise why!

However my question is, if I travel to the UK for my University degree, would that be OK with the RAF to accept me as a British citizen once I have resided in the UK for those 4 or 5 years?

MANY THANKS
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Thanks icklecathy, that's clarified a few things for me, and confirmed what other people going through this route have said. I'll concentrate on getting fit and brushing up my knowledge of current affairs and the role/career structure of doctors in RAF (I was going to buy some aptitude practice books, but am relieved I won't need to).

Have you heard anything yet?
Nope still nothing
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Hello again... and does the RAF have any height requirements, I am 16yrs old and I am just below 6'3" tall...

Thanks
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Nope still nothing
Talk about making you sweat it out - don't they realise what people are going through having to wait so long!!
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