Recruitment of Vincentian Nationals For Britain's Armed Forces Begins

The Commonwealth of the United Kingdom (UK) has relaxed the rules for Commonwealth recruits wanting to serve as part of the Britain’s Armed Forces.

In 2013, recruits from the Commonwealth countries were banned from joining Britain’s Armed Forces unless they had lived in the United Kingdom for five years.

The British Government has waived its residency requirements to allow 200 Commonwealth citizens per year, to fill roles in regular forces. In a written statement on May 13, 2016, British Defence Minister Penny Mordaunt, said there was a ‘long tradition’ of soldiers from Commonwealth nations serving in the British military, noting that ‘We (the UK) continue to value their service which provides an important contribution in defending the UK at home and abroad.

The roles that are available for nationals from the nation states within the Commonwealth (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines included to fill, are as follows:

  • Engineer Logistics Specialist
  • Gunner Logistics Specialist
  • Marine Engineer
  • Petroleum Operator
  • Vehicle Mechanic
  • Recovery Mechanic
  • Metal Smith
  • General Fitter
  • Chef
  • Logistics Supply Specialist
  • Medical Technician
  • Musician
  • Registered nurse

Interested persons are asked to register, and find more information at the following online link:


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