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The process of getting to Main Board

The first step for any potential officer is to get in touch with an Army Careers Adviser (ACA). You can find where your nearest ACA is using the link on the right-hand side. After having an interview with your ACA you will have a better idea of what the Army is all about and how to continue with your application.

AOSB Main Board is a two and a half days run by the relevant Corps. You'll need to put the experience gained advice given to good use as you'll be assessed on a series of exercises. It's vital you are physically and mentally prepared to show yourself off to the best of your abilities. All potential officers will go to the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) to attend both the briefing and main board. Once the candidate has passed main board, his place at RMAS is confirmed. It is entirely up to you at what point you seek sponsorship – before or after main board. Either way works, however it is best to acknowledge your interest with The Regiment sooner rather than later.

If you are interested in serving in an operationally experienced, fully manned, professional infantry regiment then give The Royal Anglian Regiment a call. After declaring your interest you will be invited down to RHQ in Bury St Edmunds. Here you will have an interview with the Regimental Secretary and the Regimental Adjutant. This is so we can get to the bottom of why you want to be an officer in The Royal Anglian Regiment and find out a little bit about you and your reasons for joining.

It is important that you arrive with a working knowledge of The Regiment, its History and how it is currently employed. Competition for places is fierce; those good enough will be sponsored by The Regiment through the rest of their application process and into RMAS. Most of our candidates who are sponsored will visit a battalion to see more of the officers and men of The Regiment. We tend to run visits for small, select groups of potential officers to one of our regular battalions where they will gain an insight into the day-to-day life of a platoon commander.