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parachute regiment

  1. D

    Future/ life as a para

    Hi all, I've realised in getting way too comfortable in life, I'm currently a crab permanently posted to Cyprus working 4 on 4 off, chinning Phys off and being a slob. After talking with several paras and doing some research I was thinking of giving it up and joining the paras. I've heard some...
  2. Kitchener

    Parachute regiment Insight course

    Good evening all Apologies if this has been answered but again I have found no result. After the Insight course do you get accepted into the regiment or is it more of a taster session? I was assuming that by doing the fitness tests and written exams that they would come to a conclusion...
  3. C

    Possibly transfer for 7RHA to para

    Hello, I am about to join 7 para RHA once I finish phase 2, only about 2 weeks left here at larkhill. This isn’t something I’m too bothered about or even something I want to do I’m just enquiring to see if it would be possible or if anyone knows if, once you’ve done p coy and your jumps...
  4. Z

    Advice On how to Join the Army

    I am 16 years old and I would like to try and join the SAS but have no skills yet and would like to know what to gain and some advice on how to join or even when?
  5. S

    Whats the difference in infantry regiments?

    So, I applied for the Army in July 2019. Its been a bit of a long process. I applied for the parachute regiment, took PRAC in February but unfortunately failed. I've been given the opportunity to retake in August. I'm much more prepared this time round, I know what to expect and my fitness has...
  6. M

    Are 4 PARA respected?

    Hi Guys, I was considering joining 4 PARA as it seemed like a really good challenge and much harder than the other reserves (except RMR) to gain entry but I was wondering as an ex regular we use to give the TA a hard time and didn’t really respect them to much back in the earlier 2000’s. Just...
  7. JKim97

    FITNESS PROGRAM! advanced - intermediate...

    Hi all :) I'm new here so please bare with my questions as some stuff I will know but looking for a bit more advice. I am an ex navy submariner and left the navy about 2 years ago due to personal reasons. I'm looking at joining back up but I want to go for the Paras. I haven't applied yet...
  8. J

    Paras

    I’m 16 and going to AFC Harrogate in September, and I’ve always wanted to be in the parachute regiment. when I went To the assessment centre I was fit and got 9:15 run time but I’ve been training since then and I’m a lot more fit now. Unfortunately my run time didn’t qualify for the paras at the...
  9. T

    4 PARA or RMR

    Hello Gents, new here and after advice. Will probably get smashed for this but, never mind. I'm wanting to join either 4 PARA or RMR. Due to circumstances at home I'm unable to join the regulars. I am in a position where I could definitely commit to reserves though, and probably should have...
  10. C

    Join 4 PARA or 21 SAS(R)

    I'm a civilian thinking of joining 4 Para or 21 SAS(R). I'd like to know which would be more interesting. What types of operations could I be involved in? I've read "A Quiet Soldier" by Adam Ballinger which is quite dated and I've read much about 4 Para recently. I can kind of understand what 4...
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    Parachute regiment training

    Hello, I am starting my parachute reg training at Catterick next year when I’m 17, I’m not much of an athlete I would appreciate some advice on how to get fit and ready for the training or a workout plan so I have a good chance of passing, thank you.
  12. M

    Parachute Regiment Nite Watch number 193/200

    Hi. An amazing opportunity for any Paras out there. I have a Nite MX20-202 watch for sale. It is a limited edition of only 200 made, and this is number 193. H3 illumination-perfect night time visibility 200 meter waterproof screw down crown & case back All black tactical version. Swiss...
  13. sirbhp

    The Battle Of Goose Green

    This book tells the story of the battle for Goose Green - the first crucial clash of the Falklands War - through the eyes of the commanders, both British and Argentine, from brigadier to corporal. It follows in detail, with the aid of maps, the 14 hours of vicious infantry fighting of both sides...
  14. M

    Guards PARA Platoon vs Rest of Paras

    Read something recently saying Royal didnt like the idea of Army Commandos because they didn’t see them as proper marines, was just wondering if there’s a similar relationship between the Guards in 3 para and the rest of the paras?
  15. T

    Joe or RMAS?

    First post on here and looking for advice on transferring from reserve to regulars. I have been offered a place as a joe at para depot but i wasn't sure whether it's worth trying for Sandhurst with the hope of joining the parachute regiment afterwards. I've been informed that Sandhurst is a big...
  16. J

    Guards Parachute Platoon

    Hi was curious if the Guards Parachute Platoon still have to take part in public duties? And also I was told that the Irish guards are moving back to Aldershot so does this mean they will be doing more public duties now? Thanks
  17. U

    Paras vs Rifles

    Hi there. Trying to decide weather to go paras or rifles. If the training is similar for the most part besides p company ill probably go for paras. Im under the impression training from day 1 with the paras is a a lot harder than normal infantry regiments such as rifles. Mentally Id like to...
  18. C

    Basic training at Catterick and use of laptops

    Hi, I have my PRAC on the 19th of this month, I’m confident that I’ll pass as I believe I’m very fit but I know it will be a challenge, but anyway after that I’m hoping to be given a date to start basic phase 1 in September. I’m curious if I would be able to buy a laptop at any point during...
  19. C

    Paras or marines

    Should I join the paras or marines as an officer. I'm exactly 50/50 split between the two and can't decide between airbourne or amphibious. I love a good challenge, and I definitely want to be the best of the best. The ultimate end goal is SAS selection, so maybe one would help better than the...
  20. J

    Not sure whether to commission straight away or from the ranks

    Hi guys I’m currently 17 and doing my A levels which I’m hating although hope to have 3 of by next June. I’m wanting to join the Paras and I’m wondering whether it would be best to join as a soldier and then commission after a few years or go straight to Sandhurst at 18. I don’t want to be...
  21. C

    'Dont tell him pike' is punchin the air rn

    Only just saw this now. 'HOW I KILLED "H" JONES IN FALKLAND WAR (1982)' Is this real ? I mean how did he know it was 'H' jones and why do they have no respect and are bragging about it? at one point someone even applauds and shouts Bravo.
  22. P

    Commando gunners

    I was discharged from RM training not too long ago, currently undergoing a medical appeal to join the army and if this is successful hope to join 29 commando in Plymouth. The RA seems like a good option to me as it seems like there are many specialist/elite regiments you can go on to and looks...
  23. T

    Lead First (+Army Reserve full time questions)

    Hello all, I'd like to hear any advice, thoughts or reviews anyone here has on the Army's "Lead First" program. From my understanding eligible candidates do the 8 week reserve officer course at RMAS and go on to serve a year full time with a reserve unit somewhere in the UK. Bit of background...
  24. K

    P company trained/ para reg

    A question I can’t seem to get a answer to, but if you complete the all arms p company, and have your wings etc, what’s the crack with retrading to para reg, would you have to do everything again regards to training or would it help you
  25. MaroonMayhem

    Training to be a junior Para

    I’m not sure if this is correctly how I post something so you’ll have to excuse me if it’s wrong. I am 16 years old and quite a tall and broad shouldered lad. I have been training hard and pushing myself to work on my running, so much so I have started to enjoy it, and go out running everyday...
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    Advice on Joining Paras?

    Alright, so I'm 15 in 3 months and I plan to join the army when I leave after my A-Levels. I have been thinking of going into the Paras. I have access to a gym and I was wondering if there's anything I should start doing to prepare myself. I would consider myself quite fit. I can do 50...
  27. T

    4 Para or RMR?

    Looking for a bit of advice from anyone who's been in 4 Para or Royal Marines Reserve. Currently in my penultimate year at uni, and considering going for either 4 Para Reserve as an Officer or RMR as Private. (I understand you can't join RMR as an Officer. I've got a few q's if anyone has time...
  28. P

    Para Reg to Int Corps Reserves

    Good evening all, As it stands I'm due to leave the Army end of this month after nearly 9 years, however, I've had a change of heart about cutting my ties with the Army all together and have decided to join the Int Corp Reserves. For a few reasons, the main one being that I'm going to be...
  29. TheYorkshireGuard

    Guardsman doing AACC/P Company

    Hey Guys. I'm new to this forum, I'm all set to start my training as a Guardsman at Catterick, and I was just wondering what the possibilities are of doing the AACC or P company, I know the Coldstream Guards have links to the parachute regiment so a lot of them do P company but how hard is it...
  30. Craigmack

    Preperation

    In preperation for pcoy Along side doing tabs in the lake district (20 mile) and running (distance and speed) ive started doing calisthenics i was thinking this would be the best form of training to get me ready what does everyone think? Also is there anything other than just physical bashings...
  31. Craigmack

    Expenses

    Hi, im currently training to join the parachute regiment and was wondering how much the average private will spend in total on all expenses e.g. food, accommodation, tax etc in an average month.
  32. guzzijon

    Two Paratroopers Charged with 1972 Murder.

    Well, it was kind of inevitable I suppose but it seems that two paratroopers who allegedly shot Joe McCann as he fled from the RUC in 1972 have been charged. Ex-para who may face court over IRA man's death slams justice system - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Shame our wonderful politicians didn't...
  33. L

    para hopeful at 23

    hi guys, new to this forum however...i am currently 23, will be 24 and half before I am fit enough to submit an application with the paras (don't want to waste there time and mine if not fit enough at the moment). I knows there's a few old threads knocking around but its hard to actually see how...
  34. P

    Para Reg transferring to Royal Signals (CS Engineer)

    Good evening ladies and gents! Question time. As it stands, I'm currently serving in Para Reg as a full screw, however I am looking to make the jump to Royal Signals as a CS Engineer. However, I am wondering: A) Am I likely to retain my rank throughout re-trading in Phase 2 and post phase 2...
  35. Qournbeef99

    Getting fit for the PARAS!!!!!

    Good evening ladies, im 17 and absolutely hate my job so I fancy jumping out of a plane. I would join the paras right now if I was fit enough however my 1.5 mile time isnt up to scratch and running long distances (4miles +) is not my strong point, so if there are any serving or ex paras, or...
  36. B

    Joining the paras query

    Hey all, thanks for taking the time to read my post! First things first, I've always wanted to join the army since I was pretty young and finally applied when I was 20 and in the end I received a deferral on my paperwork side of the medical process. Putting that aside, I have always been...
  37. D

    Officer in the 4 Para entry

    Hello, Is it possible to become a officer in the 4 Para as a troop commander. From what I gather online is that I can apply to become a officer after the training. Is there any chance to have direct entry to be a officer in the reserve. Also how long would it take to become a officer in the...
  38. IronDuke99

    Para and Royal Marine Recruit courses

    How do the recruit courses for elite British infantry compare between say 1980 and today? What is easier, what harder (if anything)? fitness, shooting skills, general toughening, etc... What has changed and why? Mainly interested in hearing from long service types who can actually compare...
  39. J

    Parachute Regiment Officer Selection

    Would anybody know the number of officers the Parachute Regiment take from Sandhurst per intake? How competitive is it? And would they take an officer that is only 18? Many Thanks
  40. Villa

    Anyone about to apply for the Paras or in the selection process?

    Thinking about applying shortly and was wondering if anyone else on here is or if anyone is in selection now. If you've done parts of selection is there any advice you could give? Also what's the current time scale from Applying - Depot if you pass everything first time? Obviously it's like...
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