Bri­tish Army needs A Few Good Men, and it’s Wel­com­ing Peo­ple from the Caribbean

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL -

New rules have been in­tro­duced by the Bri­tish govern­ment that will al­low peo­ple from the Caribbean and the rest of the Com­mon­wealth to ap­ply for spe­cial­ist roles in the Bri­tish Army.

The army has wel­comed sol­diers from Com­mon­wealth coun­tries for many years but un­der pre­vi­ous rules, peo­ple could only join if they had lived in the UK for five years.

Now, Com­mon­wealth na­tion­als will be able to ap­ply for po­si­tions in­clud­ing med­i­cal tech­ni­cian, lo­gis­tic sup­ply spe­cial­ist, chef, ve­hi­cle me­chanic, met­al­smith and gun­ner lo­gis­tics spe­cial­ist.

“We are de­lighted that key roles have been opened up to peo­ple from across the Com­mon­wealth who are non­res­i­dent in the UK,” said Gen­eral Chris Tick­ell, Gen­eral Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing, Army Recruiting and Train­ing Di­vi­sion.

“The ser­vice given by sol­diers from Com­mon­wealth coun­tries helps the Armed Forces to de­fend the UK at home and abroad, and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing more Com­mon­wealth re­cruits fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of the new reg­u­la­tions.”

The Bri­tish army is look­ing for can­di­dates who are phys­i­cally fit, can com­mu­ni­cate well in both writ­ten and spo­ken English and can self-fund travel to the UK to at­tend one of its de­vel­op­ment and se­lec­tion cen­tres.

Join the Bri­tish Army; learn a trade; travel ex­ten­sively.

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