Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by Cornbread, May 5, 2016.
Is there a cutoff age to undergo selection for the SBS?
32. Although it can be flexible.
For Reserves it can be 34 as stated on the website, but I reckon you'll need to be good!!
The Official Army website indicates UKSF(R) is max age 32 also:
First link, under the heading Volunteers for UKSF(R)
@westy you beat me to it. Obviously it's not SBS specific:
"SAS(R) accept male applicants who have no previous military service aged 18 to 32 years and 364 days or male applicants who have had previous military service with any part of the Regular or Reserve Armed Forces (RN, RM, Army, and RAF) up to the age of 34 years and 364 days."
This is true, perhaps the 34 cut off is for ex regulars leaving!! I have no idea. I'm not good enough for SF (eyesight apparently), just have a keen interest haha
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard even if you compelete selection they can tell you to do one right at the end.
Yep, the OP is already 32 and would not be permitted to leave the regular service for 50 months before applying for a seamless transfer into the reserves to apply for UKSF(R) selection.
He could feasibly join the RMR now, if eligible, complete RMR training by age 33.5 and then (if recommended undergo UKSF(R) selection. Usually they prefer you to have an operational tour under your belt (ideally).
A regular service TMO acquaintance of mine successfully completed regular SF selection...but was not selected. "Too old" - aged 33.
Get laser eye surgery...?
Unrelated to the specific topic under discussion but I find this statement so depressing.
Correct. There was a guy on my ship's detachment who suffered that. @Rover has also recounted a Marine who completed selection and failed, but came back 12 months later and passed.
Hmm I wonder what it is. Maybe he wasn't the "Grey man" and was a loud mouth. That feeling though going through hell & being told you're not good enough!
Just out of curiosity is the SBS Officer course harder or the same? Will there be any differences?
I believe they do officers week, where they are put under pressure to make battle plans etc. They then present them to the training DS who ridicule the plans, possibly to test character etc
I see, but other than that its the same course I guess.
I believe so
Because I am feeling left out - to add - SBS(R) will only accept lads with military experience, whereas SAS(R) will accept lads off the street
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