Hi all I'm an 22-y/o student from South Africa - yet another Commonwealth applicant. My father was an officer in our military and my uncle a general. I would've like to commit to becoming an officer, but to the best of my knowledge it's not possible without British citizenship? I will instead attempt to become a part of the Marines as Other Rank. I've been fascinated by the concept of a commando and the Royal Marines since an early age. Interestingly, commando originates from the Afrikaans term kommando and the type of unit the Boers used in the Anglo-Boer War. It's some fateful coincidence that my Boer heritage may one day link up with me in the form of a commando. This forum is extraordinarily helpful and even motivational. Thanks to everyone for their contribution.