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Bangladeshis too can apply to join British army, navy and air force from now on

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  1. The Ronin

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    Special rules already allow citizens of Ireland and Gurkhas from Nepal to join the British armed forces.

    The British government on Monday relaxed its armed forces recruitment criteria for Commonwealth nationals, including Bangladeshis to meet a shortage in its ranks.

    According to a statement, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) laid out the details before the House of Commons, which involves a waiver of the current requirement of a minimum of five-year residency in the UK to apply to join the country’s Army, Navy or Air Force.

    This would open up opportunities to interested people based in countries like Bangladesh, India, Australia, Canada and Kenya, according to the statement.

    “We have now decided to remove the five-year UK residency criterion for Commonwealth citizens and increase recruitment to 1,350 across the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force (RAF),” reads the MoD statement.

    “Applications will be accepted from all Commonwealth countries, although in order to mitigate the risks associated with unaccompanied minors traveling to the UK without the guarantee of a job, we will not be accepting applications from those under 18.”

    Special rules already allow citizens of Ireland and Gurkhas from Nepal to join the British armed forces. The five-year UK residency requirement for Commonwealth recruits was first waived in 1998, before being reintroduced in 2013.

    A limited waiver to the residency requirement was introduced in May 2016 to recruit up to 200 Commonwealth personnel per year to fill skilled shortage posts. This limited waiver has now been widened, with the RAF and Navy beginning recruitment of Commonwealth applicants right away and the Army to accept such applications from early 2019.

    Applications from citizens of countries outside the Commonwealth will not be accepted.

    A National Audit Office (NAO) report had revealed in April this year that the UK’s armed forces are short of around 8,200 soldiers, sailors and air personnel. Among measures to meet this shortage, women are now allowed to apply for all roles in the British military for the first time in history.

    Britain currently employs 4,500 Commonwealth citizens in the armed forces, with 3,940 in the Army, 480 in the Royal Navy and 80 serving in the RAF

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    why should some sane human do it?
     
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    It is for all common wealth countries ...so nothing special. Already discussed.
     
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    Good pay, one ticket out of poverty and chances of UK citizenship after service. Not a bad deal. Better then hanging below lorries and drowning in Mediteranean Sea as illegal migrants???
     
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    with few terms
    i will not be sent to war
    i will be dissmissed and sent back home before war
    i will be given salary in pounds
    i will got 10% increase yearly
    i will not be force to wake up early
    i will go to duty on my times no one will ask me to come on time
    i will not be forced to join exersices if i will willing to do i will join.
    i will not be transferred without my aproval
    i have to get a free 750ml whiskey bottle everyday with hallal beef or bakra meat.
    i will not wear uniform unless i wish to wear
    i will not be punished ever.
    in winters i have 3 months vacations
    in summer i have 3 months vacations
    all my vacations must be paid .
    i will be allowed to bring my family with me .

    etc etc etc
     
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    Hmm pakistan too is a common wealth country. I guess british born pakis would apply
     
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    Done.

    Most British wars these days entail firing at guy's on foot holding a rusty rifles from safety of a tank, helicopter gunship, Eurofighters overhead. Come on? That is safer then driving in Pakistan and if you do get injured because you spill your tea then rest assured you will get the best medical treatment around.

    British citizens already can. This will allow anybody in Pakistan to also do because Pakistan is a commonwealth country.
     
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    No i will not go to warzone not even move from city . I will pray for them every night after i drink and went in waajd :p:
     
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    Brits don't sign up haan.
     
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    You need to wait for 40 days after consuming alcohol to have your prayers accepted.
     
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    That is very good opportunity for all of us .we won india for them now they are returning favour.

    Babar destroyed his drinking vessels on the day of battle with rana sanga .but he won .40 day theory does not fit here .
     
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    I did not gurantee that prayer will be accepted or not :lol:

    Bhai tu bus pag bana aik patiyala chor baki bateen
     
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    Whisky with halal beeef? Can you explain the logic?
     
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    Sharabnoshi gunah hai .
     
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    Why the emphasis on HALAL beef?

    I'm not ummah police, but in most bars here the meat comes from non halal sources. It'd be quite interesting if you ask for bourbon with halal beef :p:
     
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