parachute regiment

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
  23. 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...
  24. Forces Digital

    Paras finally win Pegasus emblem battle

    “Removing Pegasus was the equivalent of taking away the Ferrari’s unique logo": Full article from Forces TV at Redirecting...
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    Para Reg IPhone 6 / 6S Cases

    Hi there. I have had some Parachute Regiment IPhone 6 / 6S cases made and have since increased the range to iPhone 5, 5S, 6 and 6S for many cap badges! They're real wood with polycarbonate inner and have been laser engraved with Cap Badges and Mottos. If you'd like one they're £15 each, free...
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    Parachute Regiment - Senior and Junior entry?

    I've been looking into joining the Parachute Regiment as an officer, and upon reading the fitness entry requirements for this regiment (which seem to be the most demanding in the military) I noticed that there are different run time criteria.......both for the paras. First run time = 9:40 ...

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