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SBS - Age cutoff?

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by Cornbread, May 5, 2016.

  1. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    Is SBS(R) still part of UKSF?
     
  2. R4Robotics

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    When I last heard SBS(R) was still part of UKSF, where as I believe 21(R) was no longer under that umbrella.
     
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  3. corvus

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    21 and 23 left UKSF and are now part of 1st intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance brigade as a result of Army 2020 restructuring.
     
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  4. Canzmanz

    Canzmanz Royal Marines Commando

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    Does that mean the selection has changed?
     
  5. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  6. Billyboy114

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    What your saying is true but its more applicable for the regs, for example I know a few guys from my unit who have cracked the hills but then gone onto the jungle phase only to fail because the training team didnt like the look of them. Where as SBSR you dont do the jungle, which apparently is harder than hills...but I haven't done either so cant comment fully on that, only dits *text deleted* heard.

    After passing hills you do a few courses as well as SERE training, which is a two week course, after which you are badged.
     
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  7. westy

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    On armynet, it states theres 1,2 and 3 weeks courses for SBS(R). I wonder what they are?
     
  8. Rover

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    Billyboy,

    What is your unit then?

    Westy,

    I expect SBS(R) are also wondering.
     
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  9. westy

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    @Rover, I hope this pic works!! Its a first attmept from me haha.

    This is where I read it from. But I openly admit I'm clueless :D
     

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  10. Billyboy114

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    For the sake of anonymity I couldn't possibly comment!

    Just because your RMR doesn't mean you cant do the regular selection though.

    Westy, if your not going to join why do you care?
     
  11. Rover

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    What an odd answer.

    The reason I asked about your unit, is in response to the statement;

    You mention "a few guys from my unit", which by all accounts refers to a regular unit. Hence the question.

    I like the part "only to fail because the training team didnt like the look of them". A common excuse.

    Westy,

    Thanks for that.
    Interesting it is all from an 'official' Army recruiting site.

    Would seem to conflict with the MOD site.

    http://www.army.mod.uk/specialforces/30604.aspx

    I draw your attention to the final paragraph;

    Information and Literature Disclaimer
    Information and literature regarding the unit courses is not commercially available, we do not support or encourage sites and or books purporting to give advice as to how to pass selection. Volunteers will be given authentic advice on application and during the induction periods.



     
  12. Billyboy114

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    Rover, no I'm not regular I'm RMR, but some ranks from my RMR det tried the regular selection but failed. Had they taken reserve selection they would have passed as the part they failed on was the jungle (as reservists don't do jungle unless they do regs selection).

    Well you have to admit, if you can pass hills then get failed on the jungle I'd say its a pretty strange way to go!
     
  13. Rover

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    No. The Jungle phase is a totally different mind-set to going over the ‘hills’. Tends to have a high failure rate. Nothing to do with the DS not liking the look of a person.

    Those that fail SF selection can come out with various excuses on returning to their parent unit.-banghead-

    Not all you hear or read on some websites is necessarily the truth.

    For RMR not to be ‘Jungle Trained’ starts to limit their deploy ability.

    Interestingly some RMR websites even refer to Jungle training!o_O Even Ghana being named as one location.;)
     
  14. Billyboy114

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    Well whatever their excuse they've done well to do the hills! Some RMR ranks I know have done jungle training, there was a big RMR ex back in 2005 (Belize I believe), but I think since then its been talked about but never happened. Some RMR ranks get to do regular attachments to jungle if you can take 6 weeks off work and get lucky
     
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    Out of curiosity, what Regiment you with?
     
  16. Billyboy114

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    I'm RMR mate
     
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  17. Coolrunnings999

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    Did anyone ever get to the bottom of this? Is it 32 or 34? The army site says:

    'UKSF(R) accept male volunteers who have no previous military service aged 18 to 32 or male volunteers 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.'

    Is 34 only for former regulars when it comes to the SBS?
     
  18. cc1

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    I'm going to guess it's entry by the age of 32 if you're a civvy and 34 if you have previous military service... Where's the confusion?
     
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  19. Coolrunnings999

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    By definition every SBS(r) will have previous military experience as you can only apply from a reserve force, not from civvy street.
     
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  20. cc1

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    Ok, so where's the confusion? If you're in the SBS(R) you're not going to be bothered by the age limits... If you're in the reserves - it's 34.