Hi, there's a few theoretical situations me and some friends have been thinking about, and we want to get all the facts straight;
First off, if one were to enroll as a basic soldier (Rifleman) in the NZ Army, and served, what is the age where one is forced to retire? Obviously older people are not going to be able to perform in these roles. What happens to support these people? Do you get a desk job for the Army or what? What happens to a retired soldier?
Secondly, international transfers- (please correct me if any of my facts or numbers are wrong), I believe that after 3 years serving in the NZ Army, one can be transferred to the British Army? How exactly does this work, in regard to keeping rank etc. And then, if one were to consider applying for something like, say, the SAS, one has to have served in the British Army for 3 years at least- could the time served in the NZ Army count for this instead? Or would one have to serve 3 years in NZ, and then another 3 in Britain to be able to apply?
The info on this sort of thing is pretty sparce on the New Zealand Army site, as our Army's a stinking hole with less people in it than my suburb. I'd appreciate any informed replies greatly.