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2nd February 2005, 03:53
The royal Australian navy welcomes all comers from what seems to be any country. As far as I can tell, they might even take you over the age of forty years old.
Their website has frequent mentions of foreign entries and speaks of the physical fitness test that a new recruit must pass over the age of forty-five.
I know this is a FFL post site, but I actually read this question last week, and thought it might be helpful to someone who might not have the abilities to enter the FFL.
2nd February 2005, 05:28
This is very interesting information indeed. Though I personally would most likely look into this as a supliment to the FFL, as opposed to a replacement for it, I'm wondering what kind of training and experience the Australian Royal Navy could provide. Sure, I bet they have trouble with "pirates" and smugglers from Indonesia and SE Asia, but other than that, nobody really messes with Australia. Do they patrol and protect the Oceanic islands? What is the website so we can check this out?
2nd February 2005, 05:39
There's no reason that this thread should be locked; people have started up similar threads with questions about the Spanish Foreign Legion... which evidently you can't join unless you have Spanish citizenship, WTF??? Some f***ing Foreign Legion right? Bunch of posers. It may however get moved, as you posted it in the wrong forum. Next time post anything that is unrelated to the FFL in the "French Foreign Legion: Others" forum.
A few tips: whatever military you attempt to join, DO NOT tell them your story about the TV shows, and the corporations, and the torture, etc, etc. They won't believe you, and they'll disregard you as a paranoid schizophrenic.
A question: This may sound stupid, but is Australia a member of the EU? I'm assuming it isn't, becuz it's not in Europe, but I thought I should ask anyway considering that it has inherent cultural and political ties with Europe... OI! Although I don't like to think about it, I really should have a backup plan just incase the FFL decides not to recruit me.
2nd February 2005, 05:44
... which evidently you can't join unless you have Spanish citizenship, WTF??? Some f***ing Foreign Legion right? Bunch of posers...As far as I can recall, you need to be legally resident in Spain before you apply. Resident status can require work pemit and so on. Australia is part of the Commonwealth (former British colonies) and that's its connection with the EU:
2nd February 2005, 06:04
"Australia is part of the Commonwealth (former British colonies) and that's its connection with the EU:"
So presumably Australian citizenship=EU citizenship?
Worldfamousslave, would you mind posting a link to the Royal Australian Navy's website on here?
2nd February 2005, 09:02
So presumably Australian citizenship=EU citizenship?No...It's an indirect relation with no citizenship rights..
2nd February 2005, 16:10
About the spanish legion
I've searched in to this a bit and found out:
A) You must have legal residence in Spain. Not citizenship
B) Maximum age is 28
C) THEY TAKE WOMEN
D) Three year contract with service mostly in Africa (Ceuta and Melillia) and near Gibraltar
E) Physical requirements. Nothing special. The hardest i could remember (for males) were:
jumping 163 cm in length from a stationary position (i.e no running first)
and 40 meters in 5 seconds
F) Also they have some kind of phycological tests. Didn't see anything about a gestapo. They have an interview though.
G) Spanish lessons not included. (i.e speak some Spanish-for your own good-before you try)
H) They also accept people from countries with special "ties" with Spain (Argentina, Mexico, etc.)
J) Could not find out if you can change your name nowdays. It was possible before 1975.
K) It is an official part of the Spanish army (because someone will start asking questions about their weapons, they use G3 german 5,56 calibre)
And they also have special forces. BOEL it is called. Cannot remember the translation. It is LRRP.
M) Also could not find out if the EU citinzeship counts as "legal residence".
For those who do not know, all EU citizens can go to any EU country without passport and stay as long as they like.
P.S can someone find out more about M ?
2nd February 2005, 16:29
RAN serves with USA/UK in Gulf, clearence divers are very highly trained akin to Special Forces, and they also train up other local navies.
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