British Army welcoming applicants from the Caribbean

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New rules have been introduced by the British government that will allow people from the Caribbean and the rest of the Commonwealth to apply for specialist roles in the British Army.

The army has welcomed soldiers from Commonwealth countries for many years, but under previous rules, people could only join if they had lived in the UK for five years.

(Photo: The Independent)
(Photo: The Independent)

Now, Commonwealth nationals will be able to apply for positions including medical technician, logistic supply specialist, chef, vehicle mechanic, metalsmith and gunner logistics specialist.

“We are delighted that key roles have been opened up to people from across the Commonwealth who are non-resident in the UK,” said General Chris Tickell, General Officer Commanding, Army Recruiting and Training Division.

“The service given by soldiers from Commonwealth countries helps the Armed Forces to defend the UK at home and abroad, and we look forward to welcoming more Commonwealth recruits following the introduction of the new regulations.”

The British army is looking for candidates who are physically fit, can communicate well in both written and spoken English and can self-fund travel to the UK to attend one of its development and selection centres. (Caribbean360)

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