Friday 20th November 2020

Forces Net shares with us a list of eight jobs you may have never heard of.

Some people mistakenly believe that all people in the military do is go around the world shooting big guns, sailing in big boats and flying fast jets.

Yes, that is a big part of it. However, there are many other specialist roles within the British Armed Forces that you may have never heard of:


Mine Clearance Divers travel the world onboard Royal Navy vessels as bomb disposal specialists. They operate within the Royal Navy and Royal Engineers, they are called upon as and when they are needed to diffuse bombs and for other specialist underwater tasks. 

Picture of an MOD Diver under the water (Navy)


From Buckingham Palace to the battlefield, the Master Tailor is in charge of keeping uniforms pristine.

Stunning uniforms have helped make Britain’s Armed Forces stand out and be the envy of the world. 

The Master Tailor is the unsung hero within the forces. With military precision, these textile wizards fine-tune and tailor-make everything from badges of rank, to bespoke uniforms. 

Image of an Army Tailor sat at his working station sewing something.


The British military has everything from horses to dogs and hundreds of other animals in its ranks.

A military vet is responsible for dealing with animal health issues and above all keeping them fit for duty. 

Image of a military vet checking the heart beat of a goat at an overseas location.

Find out about the other five more unusual jobs in the Armed Forces by read the full story online at

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