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This is my first post so first of all 'Hello everyone' My question is my son started his army service three weeks ago and had been hoping to go to Australia in April when he had finished. He has just been informed today that he has to stay on for two years. Can the army do this? How can he get out of it?
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Did they offer him officer training, or is it because he needs to be 'on call' and isn't allowed to be away for an extended period of time?
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I'm not sure. Only said to him that they want him in the office for the next two years. As you can see I'm in Liverpool and cannot talk to him as he is at 'the school'
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This is my first post so first of all 'Hello everyone' My question is my son started his army service three weeks ago and had been hoping to go to Australia in April when he had finished. He has just been informed today that he has to stay on for two years. Can the army do this? How can he get out of it?







No ! your son misunderstood ,or someone pulled is leg
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Basic training is around 20 weeks... There are many ways to opt out, but I do not know how you can do that if you have already started the basic.

Is he happy about it. If the offered him officer (cadre) training, that may be a big opportunity, or a burden. It may be that he is expected to stay in Switzerland until he has completed his full military service, but i do not know if that is normal.

I assume that he was/is permanently living in Switzerland and voluntarily chose military service for a reason? I know quite a few local swiss doing civil service for family reasons or because they did not pass the medical.
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Did they offer him officer training, or is it because he needs to be 'on call' and isn't allowed to be away for an extended period of time?

No one in the swiss army getting selected to be a officer after only 3 weeks
basic training
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It is also possible that he has opted for /been put on the list for short service. Which according to wikipedia is around 300 days continous... This gets his military service completed in the shortest possible time...
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This is my first post so first of all 'Hello everyone' My question is my son started his army service three weeks ago and had been hoping to go to Australia in April when he had finished. He has just been informed today that he has to stay on for two years. Can the army do this? How can he get out of it?



I should have ask this question earlier. He started 3 weeks ago , Basic training or to become a officer?
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This is my first post so first of all 'Hello everyone' My question is my son started his army service three weeks ago and had been hoping to go to Australia in April when he had finished. He has just been informed today that he has to stay on for two years. Can the army do this? How can he get out of it?

WHICH army are you talking about ? In Switzerland this is totally impossible.
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Basic training is around 20 weeks... There are many ways to opt out, but I do not know how you can do that if you have already started the basic.

Is he happy about it. If the offered him officer (cadre) training, that may be a big opportunity, or a burden. It may be that he is expected to stay in Switzerland until he has completed his full military service, but i do not know if that is normal.

I assume that he was/is permanently living in Switzerland and voluntarily chose military service for a reason? I know quite a few local swiss doing civil service for family reasons or because they did not pass the medical.


People of the Swiss Army do NOT make calls to Liverpool, so that it most likely is the Royal Army or the Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force, which is mentioned
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People of the Swiss Army do NOT make calls to Liverpool, so that it most likely is the Royal Army or the Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force, which is mentioned

And why not ,I may ask .I would call my mommy in hell if I need money
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And why not ,I may ask .I would call my mommy in hell if I need money

I referred to ordnance mail and ordnance phone-calls. Private soldiers of course can send out international letters, but not free-of-charge and can make international calls. but army Offices do neither. The mum of the chap in question is British and lives in Britain. The time frames mentioned are simply impossible in Switzerland, but standard patterns in the British armed forces
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Yes and NO. Whenever international phone calls in spring 72 were very expensive, an American-Swiss colleague who just did Military Service in Switzerland to escape service in Vietnam, often made phone calls to family in the USA. Me, I sent the application documentation to the LTC School in London from Appenzell, but as ridiculous as it was, I in spite of having been the POSTMAN of the unit, had to get to the civilian post Office to have the stuff sent out.


So that I can tell you for sure, that the Mum did NOT get informed
by an office of the Swiss Army
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People of the Swiss Army do NOT make calls to Liverpool, so that it most likely is the Royal Army or the Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force, which is mentioned
Royal Army!!!! That is the first time I have heard it called by that name.
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Royal Army!!!! That is the first time I have heard it called by that name.
Alright -- British Army
whenever this logo looks fairly royal to me




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Re: Swiss Army

Yet another instance of a new poster asking for advice and including insufficient information and details, so everyone has to play 20 questions or second guess and make (often inaccurate) assumptions.

Lets have some facts please OP.
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This is my first post so first of all 'Hello everyone' My question is my son started his army service three weeks ago and had been hoping to go to Australia in April when he had finished. He has just been informed today that he has to stay on for two years. Can the army do this? How can he get out of it?
Not possible. Someone misunderstood something. Maybe you are looking for the Israel english forum?
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First about the phone. My son has a 'handy' like most people now a days and was out with his comrades last night when he phoned. I don't know if it's officer training, He said they want him to work in an office. (Wonder if this is because he speaks accent free English) We are talking about the Swiss army. They all got told yesterday who had to stay (4 out of 200) He was upset yesterday so I spent most of the conversation calming him down and won't find out the details until Saturday morning when he is released for the weekend. I only need to know if he has to do it and is there is anyway he can get out of it?
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