I have respect for anyone who has tried for selection and failed whilst accepting that in the eyes of the Training Team they did not make the grade.
Respect also for those who having failed due to injury or not being up to standard, pick themselves up and come back again for another attempt. This time perhaps also being more prepared.
I have no time for those who blame everyone else and anything else for their failure and cannot accept that their failure lies within themselves.
Hi everyone, my aim for the future is to either be involved within counter terrorism and or Close Protection, security is my passion, and i want too exceed as much as i can, i have followed an SAS fitness book, and believe i am fit and strong, i have been reading about both SAS Reserves and SBS Reserves for both units i would have to train with an army TA or marine RMR unit before moving to SAS/SBS R, passing selection for either unit would be a fantastic achievment, and enhance my skills, but which one do you think would be better suited for my goals? Im leaning towards SAS R just because they are land based, but i am unsure how much SBS does on land. Any advice from former/current serving SAS/SBS Reserves would be greatly aprreciated!
Combat Fitness Test; 8 miles over the gentle Purbecks, full fighting order and weapon, 1hr 40min. Just doing it in that time is not good enough. Only the fastest then get to start the 'selection' for selection.
That alone many will fail.
You can be the fittest man in your unit, but that does not mean you will pass.
I see everyone forgets the mental outlook of those who wish to pass for UKSF.