United Kingdom Special Forces (Reserve)
UKSF(R) comprising of 21 SAS(R), 23 SAS(R), SBS(R) and 63 (UKSF) Sig Sqn, 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.
21 & 23 SAS accepts male and female applicants, with no previous military service. Applicants must be at least 17 years and 9 months or no older than 42 years 364 days when commencing enlistment into the Army Reserves. They are required to complete basic military training courses Alpha (TSC(A) – 1 week) and Bravo (TSC(B) – 2 weeks) (Phase 1) and the Combat Infantry Course – 2 weeks (Phase 2) before attempting SAS Reserves Selection.
Ex Regular applicants must be no older than 50 years 364 days on weekend 1, the Selection Induction Weekend (SIW) of SAS(R) Selection. This is so they are able to offer a 3-year return of service if they successfully pass Selection.
Applicants must be able to commit to intense and extended training demands and be willing to deploy overseas and commit to operations.
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