16 Para

#1
Bumped into a guy today who said he was on leave from The Stan. When I asked who he was with he said "16 Para".

It was a little busy, so I just assumed that he was 16 AAB.

Afterwards I got to thinking, most guys would give their Units or Regiment rather than their Brigade? It would be like a Bootie serving with 42 Cdo RM telling folk that he was with 3 Cdo Brigade, but buggering up on the Brigade bit and saying 3 Cdo Unit.

So..........do Army guys with 16 AAB call it 16 Para?

Jim
 
#6
Seeing that were not going out till March(16 BDE), very suspect.
 
#7
No they don't unless they want to get smashed by a para. I know a lot of friends who are there and they say it is one of the main problems, People Walting that they are part of the elite.

The wearing of Para smocks is not allowed unless you are parachute trained and the shaping of a beret to make it look Ali is also only allowed by para trained people.

It is called 16 Air Assault Brigade and no one calls it 16 Para.

What is his job? Is he Airborne? Is he just trying to make himself look nails? A lot of people who are there are not Airborne and a lot probaly haven't got the metal to be Airborne.

NC
 
#10
blobmeister said:
The so called "ali" beret shaping is not allowed by any unit in brigade, even Para Regt.
Well you need to get a grip of all the lads at 7 RHA, 16 CS MED REGT, 13 AA and all the other Airborne lads at 16 AA. No one stops them there.

It is true that the Para regt lads can't.
 
#11
johnnypaveway said:
Is he referring to 16 CSMR (elements of them are para??) :?
More likely waltenkommando :x
A small number of individuals at 16 CS Med Regt are but most of them are fat nurses can't even get over a six foot wall let alone do a 10 mile speed march.

I have a lot of friends there and it has changed a hell of a lot since it was PFA (parachute field ambulance).

NC
 
#12
I agree Crawler "Well you need to get a grip of all the lads at 7 RHA, 16 CS MED REGT, 13 AA and all the other Airborne lads at 16 AA. No one stops them there."
 
#13
johnnypaveway said:
Is he referring to 16 CSMR (elements of them are para??) :?
More likely waltenkommando :x
Just about to say that, if he is para trained then he isnt really a walt, he's just doing the same as 7RHA calling themselves 7 Para I suppose. Im one of the Hats down here being told to wear the maroon beret by brigade.

Just remember though night crawler a lot of us non para types down here will be still standing tall with the Para lads on Herrick in March. I have full respect for them and the job they do but saying that non airborne havent got the metal is a bit below the belt and they appreciate the support they get.
 
#14
I'm on Herrick right now and I've seen a few people walking about with their 16 AAB TRF on, so he could be for real.

However, March isn't coming fast enough right now.
 
#16
The_IRON said:
johnnypaveway said:
Is he referring to 16 CSMR (elements of them are para??) :?
More likely waltenkommando :x
Just about to say that, if he is para trained then he isnt really a walt, he's just doing the same as 7RHA calling themselves 7 Para I suppose. Im one of the Hats down here being told to wear the maroon beret by brigade.

Just remember though night crawler a lot of us non para types down here will be still standing tall with the Para lads on Herrick in March. I have full respect for them and the job they do but saying that non airborne havent got the metal is a bit below the belt and they appreciate the support they get.
I mean't no disrespect sbout what people do when they are away and you read me wrong. I mean't they don't have the metal for the course or there would have been more volunteers on the last All Arms course.

The lads at 7 RHA can calls themselves 7 para as it is part of their unit title. Going round calling it 16 CS Med Para Regt is pure Walt.
 

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#18
Nightrained said:
AAC have been on every Herrick, along with RLC, Engineers etc.
Air Assault Brigade, not Army Air Corp... ;)

I doubt the AAC have many walts.
Still part of the brigade, you lunatic. 3, 4 and 9 Regt AAC all come under 16 AABde.

Where do you think all the Apache support comes from? Although the Brigade isn't deployed as a whole at the moment there is always a prescence - especially on the aviation side.
 
#19
I'm going to make a point of telling the next bod who asks me that I was with 49 Para, just to see what the reaction is. Sort of like the ARRSE version of the funny handshake?
 
#20
night_crawler said:
johnnypaveway said:
Is he referring to 16 CSMR (elements of them are para??) :?
More likely waltenkommando :x
A small number of individuals at 16 CS Med Regt are but most of them are fat nurses can't even get over a six foot wall let alone do a 10 mile speed march.

I have a lot of friends there and it has changed a hell of a lot since it was PFA (parachute field ambulance).

NC
For the better! The Lad who one the George Medal on the last Afghan tour was a hat
 

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