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Polish people in an english army


danielle1 3 | 12  
7 Feb 2009 /  #1
my boyfriend is obsessed with the army and he wants to go in the SAS but i keep tellin him he cant because he is polish and that he should go into the polish army if he wants to fight for a country fight for his own do you think im right?
Wyspianska  
7 Feb 2009 /  #2
I would guess he can join the British army if he's living in England long enough? I can't say if you're right, maybe your boyfriend doesn't feel emotionally attached to Poland and he feels more for England... Ask him.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
7 Feb 2009 /  #3
Once he has UK citizenship, he can join up no problem. If he is young enough though.

SAS

He is probably more obsessed with this idea that joining the British forces, and it ain' easy to get into, trust me.
noimmigration  
7 Feb 2009 /  #4
Tell your boyfriend to stop daydreaming
OP danielle1 3 | 12  
7 Feb 2009 /  #5
yer by the time he wants to join he would have been but even so, he is not british and i keep sayin to him what are you going to do if britian go to war with poland and in know it will never happen but thats what he just keeps sayin and is determined to go ... he knoes SAS is hard to get into but he is determined to get in and when he is determined he really goes for it and dont stop until he has to
Wyspianska  
7 Feb 2009 /  #6
I'm just curious so don't mind me asking, How long is he staying in England for and what does he say about Poland?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
7 Feb 2009 /  #7
Tell your boyfriend to stop daydreaming

Agreed.

One doesn't just join the SAS. One is chosen to apply, and that is after serving some time as a regular soldier.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
7 Feb 2009 /  #8
when he is determined he really goes for it

as he should

polish are just as capable of meeting the standards required as the brits - if he has a chance, go for it

Agreed.

no Wroc - one must chase one's day dreams
OP danielle1 3 | 12  
7 Feb 2009 /  #9
he is not stupid u know he knows that u have to be in the 'normal army' as i call it for at least two years before you can apply and he knows you can only apply twice and that it is really hard to get into but if he wants it he will go for it and wont let anybody stop him. He came to the uk 4 years ago when we was in high school and passed all his GCSE'S with A's and A*s so he is really smart and wants to stay in this country and is off to university to do a degree in computer science this year after that he wants to go in the army
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
7 Feb 2009 /  #10
so he is really smart and wants to stay in this country and is off to university to do a degree in computer science this year after that he wants to go in the army

It might be possible for him to join as an officer and have university paid for by the army.

It's difficult to explain, but have him look into it.

some other posters might know better though. So wait for more info.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
7 Feb 2009 /  #11
So tell him to obtain his permanent residency status (he needs to be able to prove that he's been living in the UK for at least a year, e.g. by producing his payslips), and then after further 4 years he'll be able to apply for his UK citizenship and if he's still young enough join the Army and pursue whatever career he wants.
OP danielle1 3 | 12  
7 Feb 2009 /  #12
he wants to get his degree first and do all his education before he goes
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
7 Feb 2009 /  #13
I guess it'll be a perfect timing when he graduates then.
OP danielle1 3 | 12  
7 Feb 2009 /  #14
he already got a permit thingi he got a visa and stuff to be honest with you i dont know anything about immagration and the rights and documentation and stufff and to be honest i dont really care because im british and im living in britian and im staying here so i dont want/need to know its his business all i know it that he wants to join my army and i think its wrong
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
7 Feb 2009 /  #15
This might be a step in the right direction.

army.mod.uk/structure/ta/default.aspx
time means 5 | 1,310  
7 Feb 2009 /  #16
there are two territorial sas regiments as well (21 and 23) but the nationality once again will be a problem.you could always get poland to join the commonwealth :-)
OP danielle1 3 | 12  
7 Feb 2009 /  #17
he has done all his research and he is always tellin me new stuff he knows but it boars me, im my opinion i think that he should go join his own army if he wants to be a soldier, he is polish go fight for his own country not somebody elses
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
7 Feb 2009 /  #18
there are two territorial sas regiments as well (21 and 23) but the nationality once again will be a problem.you could always get poland to join the commonwealth :-)

Or get Swaziland's or Pakistani citizenship :)
time means 5 | 1,310  
7 Feb 2009 /  #19
there are lots of fijians,aussies (one killed recently in afghanistan)sth africans in the british army.
bart poland in the commonwealth sounds good :-)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
7 Feb 2009 /  #20
bart poland in the commonwealth sounds good :-)

Why the hell not ? The Queen on a ZLP 500 note :)
Wyspianska  
7 Feb 2009 /  #21
there are lots of fijians,aussies (one killed recently in afghanistan)sth africans in the british army.

Oh yes, my boyfriend who's English himself and is in Royal Air Forces always tells me stories about his Turkish friends from the same squadron.
time means 5 | 1,310  
7 Feb 2009 /  #22
The Queen on a ZLP 500 note :)

that would be cool, lets get the ball rolling lol

as wyspi says even in the airforce. he needs to sort out the nationality bit first though. but if he`s going to uni the territorials is probably the best way or has someone has said sponsored through uni then serve the time.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
7 Feb 2009 /  #23
You might find that one problem will be his education. Generally the SAS pick seasoned sodiers, which he might not get if he has higher education from university:/ I was told bluntly that i wasn't allowed to choose the RTR (tank regiment), said it was a waste of brains.
time means 5 | 1,310  
7 Feb 2009 /  #24
is it correct d taylor that you were a `rupert`? :-)

chris ryan joined the ta sas (23) and went on to serve in the gulf war (the one that got away).
dtaylor 9 | 823  
7 Feb 2009 /  #25
is it correct d taylor that you were a `rupert`? :-)

Hehe not heard that in a long time :D

I didn't ONLY seasoned soldiers;)
time means 5 | 1,310  
7 Feb 2009 /  #26
Hehe not heard that in a long time :D

lol i read your climbing post the other day :-)
Misty 5 | 144  
8 Feb 2009 /  #27
he has done all his research and he is always tellin me new stuff he knows but it boars me, im my opinion i think that he should go join his own army if he wants to be a soldier, he is polish go fight for his own country not somebody elses

Aren't you a lovely girlfriend. Your boyfriend tells you something that interests him and you say it bores (well 'boars') you. Maybe he's more polite and doesn't tell you the things that bore him about you.

Why do you have such a problem with him joining the British army? It really is like you don't want to have anything to do with Polish people danielle1. He's perfectly entitled to join the British army as long as he qualifies, which he will do. He should do it whether you agree or not. You should be happy he wants to be such a part of British life yet you push him away. Hopefully he'll meet someone supportive soon.

He can join the British army and they would be happy to have him I am sure.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Feb 2009 /  #28
The SAS is Scottish in origin so isn't "an English army", sorry.

Wrocław and Noimmi are right, getting into the SAS is like getting into Fort Knox.

Polish people could fight in the British forces. There is a culture of choice now, Poland has abandoned conscription I think.
noimmigration  
8 Feb 2009 /  #29
the poles couldnt cut it in the sas. poles are not known for their fighting skills
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Feb 2009 /  #30
Good try, NoImmi. They are pretty good fighters actually. Go and Google GROM and you'll see a great fighting force.

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