Invitation to attest

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by SDG1986, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. SDG1986

    SDG1986 Member

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    Good evening

    Today, following further colour vision testing, I was informed that the next stage of the process would be for me to be invited to the Det to attest.

    Just wondering if this is a formal occasion and what exactly happens?

    Many thanks

    Steve
     
  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Well-Known Member

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    In the armed forces generally the attestation is where one formally declares alleigance to (from memory) "...HM The Queen, her heirs and successors and the Officers set above me...". One might also sign other stuff such as an acceptance to be bound by the Official Secrets Act, etc.

    Hopefully someone on the forum will be able to give you more specific information about the form followed at RMR detachments. My own attestation into the Army back in the mid-1970s was a solitary affair done in the back room of a now long gone recruiting office.
     
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  3. SDG1986

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    Many thanks, I had assumed as much, but as you say, if someone can provide a RMR account, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    Attestation for the RMR is indeed where you swear your oath.

    The important bit, regardless of where you are in the selection process, the attestation effectively enrols you into the RMR and the allocation of a service number. So what? ....it means you can be paid expenses whilst you complete selection.
     
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  5. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    I got £15 when I swore the oath!! Very happy with that!!
     
  6. Chelonian

    Chelonian Well-Known Member

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    Now you've got me thinking... was one day's pay due if attested before commencing RT? I was certainly given a 5p coin to represent the notional Queen's Shilling.
     
  7. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    I really don't know, it was classed as "The Queens shilling" I attested at Swansea careers office in April 1993. Funnily enough I still have the Document here!
     
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  8. SDG1986

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    Many thanks. I'm assuming it's a suit/shirt and tie event?
     
  9. Ninja_Stoker

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    If it is, your unit should advise accordingly.
     

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