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MoD recruiting for ‘educated and fit volunteers’ to join Special Forces Reserves

by LLB staff reporter
28th Apr 24 11:36 am

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a new recruitment drive for Special Forces reservists as there is crucial gaps.

The Parachute Regiment or the Royal Marines tend to provide many recruits and the Special forces are recruiting as long as you pass the training a civilian can apply to join the SAS or the SBS Reserves.

Special forces ranks are only 65% full which has not been seen since World War Two and there services will be required for Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

A senior army source said, “We are in a difficult situation.

“Today, a lot of blokes serve four years in the regular units then leave.

“We need well-trained reservists to fill the gaps. They keep their civilian jobs and simply step forward to help us when we have capacity to fill and they are happy to deploy.

“If people want an exciting second career, then knock on our door. We need educated and fit volunteers.

“Their journey to get in will be a challenge but anything that is worth doing is often hard to achieve.”

Former SAS staff sergeant Phil Campion said, “Our Special Forces are a strategic asset and to underestimate their importance to the well-being of this country and the people living in it is a mistake.

“But it’s wrong to say only Paras and Marines fit the bill. I knew a submariner in the SAS and he did very well.

“There will be extremely confident and able people out there who don’t have a military background. But if you have the grit, determination and courage to step up to that mantle, and if you can retain information and follow orders, you can be a real Special Forces asset.

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