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UKSF Reserve

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by GreenNugget, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Johnny_Anonie

    Johnny_Anonie Moderator

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    During my all inclusive Helmand holiday we had a Sgt from 23 attach briefly with us (approximately five days) At that stage SAS (R) were a key element of the Mentoring and Advisory Group. He arrived at our checkpoint in tow with a “Tiger Team”. The tiger teams were a special forces type unit of the ANA.
    SAS (R) and elements of SFSG were responsible for training, advising, assisting , mentoring and accompanying these tiger teams.
    They accompanied us on a patrol and were very impressive (by ANA standards of course) on the ground.
     
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  2. Chelonian

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    Anyone reading this thread and clicking through to the links might be excused for thinking that the official British Army websites contain contradictory information about SAS (R) maximum ages for Direct Civilian Entrants (DCE).

    Some research and a telephone call by one of this forum’s subject matter experts (you know who you are) has confirmed that for SAS (R):

    DCEs must be at least 17 years and 9 months before submitting an application.

    As of 10 July 2019 training must be commenced before a candidate’s 43rd birthday.
    2019DIN07-075 refers for serving personnel who have access.

    The age criterion is different for SBS (R). Training must be commenced before a candidate’s 35th birthday. SBS (R) does not accept DCEs.
     
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  3. Johnny_Anonie

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    Great gen, thanks @Chelonian

    The differing age requirements between SBS (R) and SAS (R) is interesting. The two units clearly have two very different roles.
    SBS (R) sit within the UKSF directorate which provides a joint special operations task force headquarters, and is commanded by the Director Special Forces.
    SAS (R) sit within the 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade. 1 ISR bde has responsibility for all British Army ISR capabilities.

    It’s worth acknowledging that, statistically, there will be members of this forum who are capable of joining one of these units.
     
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  4. GreenNugget

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    Do SAS (R) still qualify for SF pay now they are out of the group?
     
  5. TheRubberDagger

    TheRubberDagger Royal Marines Commando

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    Yes. Approx £115 a day on badging.
     
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  6. TheRubberDagger

    TheRubberDagger Royal Marines Commando

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    SBS (R) accept applications from serving UK regulars, reservists and those who recently discharged (two years)

    If deemed suitable, applicants will be sent joining instructions for a five-day SBS Briefing Course. The course is designed to assess whether you have the aptitude, physical ability and stamina to pass UKSF Selection. It is arduous in nature.
     
  7. ThatCrazyCat

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    @TheRubberDagger What's the situation regarding locations of the detachments, is Poole the only one? I'd imagine there can't be too many units dotted around the country.
     
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  8. TheRubberDagger

    TheRubberDagger Royal Marines Commando

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  9. GreenNugget

    GreenNugget Ex Pongo

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    Pretty sure it’s just Poole.

    @Ninja_Stoker @TheRubberDagger may know
     
  10. Chelonian

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    A 'colourised' image of a famous black-and-white photograph dated 18 Jan 1943.
    L detachment SAS "somewhere in the desert".
    Image pinched from a FB group.

    In a 2019 civilian scenario who would want to engage in a 'parking rage' dispute with these blokes? :eek:

    SAS_L_Det.jpg
     
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  11. Johnny_Anonie

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    Amazing photograph, the colour really does add a new dimension to that image. It is mad how a splash of colour can turn a photograph into an accurate representation of the actual snapshot in time.

    Saying that, as I’m sure you will attest to with some of your former airborne brethren who undoubtedly went 22, the Sqns of H maintained the “Silly hair brigade” vibe. :D
     
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  12. Chelonian

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    Agreed. There was some debate about the accuracy of the image enhancement. It was suggested that after about three months (!) on patrol the blokes would have had a hint of sun tan. Someone else then drily observed that the patrol's exposure to sunlight would have been minimal as all their movements would have been made in the dead of night. :)
     
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  13. sharpe

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    Great photo, you really can’t help but be in awe! Tom Hardy is apparently lined up to play paddy mayne in a tv program about them
     
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