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Welcome to the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Wales supporting the Volunteer Reserve Forces of the Navy, (Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marine Reserve), Army (Army Reserve), Air Force (RAF Reserves) and the Cadets of all three Services, including the Combined Cadet Force within WalesWelcome to the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Wales supporting the Volunteer Reserve Forces of the Navy, (Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marine Reserve), Army (Army Reserve), Air Force (RAF Reserves) and the Cadets of all three Services, including the Combined Cadet Force within WalesRFCA for Wales is one of 13 statutory bodies which recruit, house and administer the Army Reserve and provide other administrative support to Volunteer Reserve and Cadet ForcesAre You Up to It? Volunteering your spare time to train with the Reserve Forces and achieving the very highest standards in order to serve on operations alongside the Regulars is as big a challenge as you can findThe Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is an integral part of Britains naval forces, comprising a corps of some 3,250 men and women who train in peacetime to enable the Royal Navy to meet its operational commitments in times of stretch, crisis, tension and warThe Royal Marines Reserve is a volunteer reserve force which has passed through the same rigorous Commando Course as regular Royal Marines counterparts and which is ready to fight and win in a world class NavyJoining the Army as a Territorial means that you do all your training and military duties in your spare time and makes it possible to get many of the benefits of Army life and combine them with your civilian life and careerRoyal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)53 (Wales & Western) Signal Squadron (Volunteers)3rd Battalion The Royal WelshThe Regimental Band of The Royal WelshE Squadron 21 SASWelsh Transport Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers)203 (Welsh) Field Hospital Army Medical Services (Volunteers)144 Parachute Medical Squadron (Volunteers)101 Force Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and 119 Recovery Company (Volunteers)54 Military Intelligence Company (Volunteers) Newport DetachmentDetails and Locations of the various Local Units of the Army Reserve based within WalesThe Cadet movement of The RFCA for Wales is very much focused on the youth of our nation and the Services Cadets continue to make a significant impact upon the nations youth agendaA selection of the Latest Local News Snippets from around Wales which are relevant to the RFCA WalesWhats On at the RFCA Wales - The Reserve Forces and Cadet Associations in WalesSome useful links from the Reserve Forces and Cadet Associations in WalesPicture Galleries of a variety of recent events from the Reserve Forces and Cadets in WalesContact us now at the RFCA Wales and we will be happy to be of assistanceRFCA in Wales Members and Administration SectionWelcome to the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Wales supporting the Volunteer Reserve Forces of the Navy, (Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marine Reserve), Army (Army Reserve), Air Force (RAF Reserves) and the Cadets of all three Services, including the Combined Cadet Force within WalesRFCA for Wales is one of 13 statutory bodies which recruit, house and administer the Army Reserve and provide other administrative support to Volunteer Reserve and Cadet ForcesWelcome to the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Wales supporting the Volunteer Reserve Forces of the Navy, (Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marine Reserve), Army (Army Reserve), Air Force (RAF Reserves) and the Cadets of all three Services, including the Combined Cadet Force within Wales
E Squadron 21 SAS (Reserves)

This is an introduction to the UK Special Forces (Reserves) Selection and is for potential male volunteers with no previous military service, past military service or serving Reservists.
UK Special Forces (Reserves) E Squadron 21 SAS
All candidates for UKSF(R) selection must fulfill the following application criteria:
  • Male aged 18 - 32 years old without previous military experience

  • Male aged up to 34 years old with previous military experience

  • Must be a UK citizen or Commonwealth citizen residing in the UK

  • Physically fit and mentally robust

  • Healthy with near perfect eyesight

  • Able to commit to considerable training demands

  • Willing to deploy overseas
UK Special Forces (Reserves) E Squadron 21 SAS
At the heart of UKSF(R) are physically and mentally robust and resilient men who have the confidence, courage and skill to operate individually or in small teams, often in isolation and in a hostile environment.

United Kingdom Special Forces Reserve UKSF(R) is tasked to the highest level and can operate in difficult and often changing circumstances, sometimes in absence of guidance and within situations
that have significant operational and strategic importance.

The kind of individuals required to operate successfully in these circumstances are not found in abundance.  The selection process for entry into UKSF(R) seeks to identify the qualities and potential of those suitable for service within UKSF(R).

The selection process for entry into UKSF(R) seeks to identify the qualities and potential of those suitable for service within UKSF(R):

  • Those eligible to volunteer for UKSF(R) and satisfying the criteria listed above

  • UKSF(R) Support Staff - These are not required to pass selection however must maintain a level of fitness and commitment.  The specific trades required in support of UKSF(R) are Drivers, Chefs, Vehicle Mechanics and Clerical staff willing to transfer to the units.

  • Medical Staff are also required, however they must have either previous military service with qualifications to CMT1 level or be a civilian who holds a national qualification in emergency response or nursing.
Equality and Diversity - UKSF(R) operates in accordance with Government policy on the employment of women in the Armed Forces.  Although females are not allowed to serve with tactical subunits, appointments do exist in administrative roles and as Special Forces Communicators.

Physical Standards - Click Here for a brief outline of the physical standards required on the initial phases of induction and aptitude.

What is UKSF(R) selection? - The UKSF(R) Selection Course is tried and tested, runs twice per year, is both physically and mentally demanding and is broken down into 2 main components:

Aptitude
Aptitude is a progressively arduous phase, requiring greater expenditure of physical energy, designed to select volunteers with the right qualities. It is emphasised to stand any chance of success you must be physically fit at the start of the course.

The qualities required are:
  • Physical and mentally robust

  • Self Confident

  • Self Disciplined

  • Able to work alone

  • Able to assimilate information and new skills
Continuation
On passing aptitude you will undertake continuation training which is an intensive period of instruction and assessment on Special Forces tactics, techniques and procedures, including weapons and standard operating procedures (SOP's).

This is progressive with the emphasis on individuals assimilating new skills while under physical and mental pressure.  At the end of the continuation you will be trained to an operationally deployable status.
Progressive Training - Within 12 months of completing selection candidates will enter a period of probation which will require the completion of a basic parachute course and a communication course.  On completion of these courses and the probation period candidates will be eligible for mobilisation.

Throughout your career, training and skill development will be continuous as soldiers are required to maintain a high level of proficiency in a diverse range of skills.

Commitment - You will require a very high level of commitment as both aptitude and continuation are conducted over a set number of weekends and periods of continuous training total approximately 80 days over a 12 month period.  Such commitment is dependant on the support of your employer and family.

In summary - UKSF(R) provides an opportunity for soldiers to work within a unique, independent organisation which takes pride in its heritage, role and professionalism.  Service is physically and intellectually challenging, but the rewards are significant.

In addition to a strong sense of purpose in embracing the challenges of a complex world, UKSF (R) provides challenge and adventure with the additional benefit of Special Forces pay rates.  It also provides an excellent grounding for those who aspire to serve with the Regular UKSF units.

Want to join us or need more information? - We look forward to you accepting this challenge and coming forward.

Please use the form below to provide us with all your contact details and interests and a member of the recruiting staff will then reply, mailing you an information pack by return
or   Email us at:   InfoSF 'at' RFCA-Wales.org.uk

You can also contact us on: 01633 255277 for South Wales and South West
or 01392 459814 for Exeter and South West.



You are reminded that application is only open to UK and Commonwealth citizens.
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For enquiries outside of Wales and the South West, please refer to the National United Kingdom Special Forces (Reserve) Website or contact 0800 028 5650.

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