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299 Para Sqn RE (V)

#1
A quick thread to make all aware that 299 Para are still looking for new members to join the Sqn

Locations currently are Wakefield, Hull & Gateshead

The Sqn has openings for RE capbadges either Para or Non-Para trained, and also anyone who wishes to try something different and transfer in, along with of course anyone new to the TA or wanting join.

The next Pre-Para build up starts in October so there is plenty of time to get in, have a chat with the staff, and start training prior to the course starting in anger.

The course consists of 6 weekends
0-3 Combat Engineer conversion (If you need it)
Then P Company its self.

The Squadron is currently running around an 85% pass rate at P Coy so the training works and will reward those willing to give 100% effort for around 3 months of your life.

Contact the Staff on 01924 369636, or PM myself for any further details
 
#3
I would like to join the 299th para SQN. I am in the US Army and i get out in Apirl 2012. I was a combat engineer in the us army, NBC, Cavalry Scout and a Field Artilleryman. So I will do anything to join. If you can help me out I wouls very greatful.
 
#5
I would like to join the 299th para SQN. I am in the US Army and i get out in Apirl 2012. I was a combat engineer in the us army, NBC, Cavalry Scout and a Field Artilleryman. So I will do anything to join. If you can help me out I wouls very greatful.
There is just this small thing, tiny problem really, known to some as the "American War of Independence". You might find it a teensy bit difficult to meet the nationality requirements. Always nice to see people keen to move forward and upward, however :)

Edited to add - must be a Friday night windup. Yanks can move about between unit types with DADT abandon but tend to be a bit fixed in their MOS, don't they?
 
#8
What about the war the of 1812 the British attack America again
Err, nope. Madison declared war on June 18 and General Hull invaded Canada on July 12th (capturing a small town) and surrendering a month or so later (not just his men, but Detroit and most of the Michigan territory with them.)

Admittedly, we were suppressing your trade with France (err, like, 'cause we were at war with the Froggies, yet again) and supporting the Indian revolts in the north-west, but, hey, just a bit of banter between mates :) At least you got the "White House" out of it. Imagine how much fun we could have had if it was still pink!
 
#11
It was a civil war though wasnt it... British vrs british, no yanks involved
Did an Exchange with a USNG unit that had two War of Independence Battle Streamers. EVERYONE was at pains to remind me of this; I reminded them that the local Brits beat the Brits at the end of a 3000 mile supply chain...


With the help of the French.


They'd not remind me again, bless 'em.
 
#12
There is just this small thing, tiny problem really, known to some as the "American War of Independence". You might find it a teensy bit difficult to meet the nationality requirements. Always nice to see people keen to move forward and upward, however :)

Perhaps not, I recently met a former US Army soldier training at Malta Bks, good guy. He is hopes to become an officer. I have met a few Americans in the British Army and Roya Navy. Don't know how it works though.

Cardinal
 
#13
Did an Exchange with a USNG unit that had two War of Independence Battle Streamers. EVERYONE was at pains to remind me of this; I reminded them that the local Brits beat the Brits at the end of a 3000 mile supply chain...


With the help of the French.


They'd not remind me again, bless 'em.
On my exchange I got the same. Since I teach history and work in a military museum I just reminded them that the War of Independance was only a campaign to us and part of a larger war against France, Spain and Holland. We just prioritised and decided that the Americas were low on the list.

Got a mixed response for that, but it killed off the subject.

Cardinal
 
#14
Perhaps not, I recently met a former US Army soldier training at Malta Bks, good guy. He is hopes to become an officer. I have met a few Americans in the British Army and Royal Navy. Don't know how it works though.
You acquire British (or Commonwealth or Irish) citizenship, meet the residency criteria, and apply. I did say "difficult" as opposed to "impossible".

I was working with an ex-USMC lad who had been working over here for quite some while and was considering applying to the TA. He eventually gave up because of the IRS (much easier just to stay a US citizen.)
 
#17
dont bother with 299, they probably dont parachute anyway, no one outside of uksf are jumping. Not worth breaking a mild sweat on p coy in my opinion. Ask a para he will tell you its nails!!!, well its not. ive done p coy and it was cheeky, but not a total lick out.
 
#18
dont bother with 299, they probably dont parachute anyway, no one outside of uksf are jumping. Not worth breaking a mild sweat on p coy in my opinion. Ask a para he will tell you its nails!!!, well its not. ive done p coy and it was cheeky, but not a total lick out.

Hmmm. Thanks for your opinion. I don't believe you have done p coy, and certainly not any kind of sf selection (which is what your user name implies). In fact the only thing special about you is your punctuation and your needs.






I can't believe I've bitten.
 
#19
Wow. That is a massive bite. Are you an english teacher , Para or just savagely outdated with your special needs joke? terrible and childish.
I will respond by saying i really dont care if you think ive attended p coy or not and the ref to SF is an inference you have drawn. However my military career is not relevant. I will assume your ex or serving para reg, which means your trained in the most outdated method of mass delivery of infantry. SF and certain recce elements are those who need to retain their para role. Big questions being asked on the future of ABF, and its a fair one, we did away with muskets. P company stands for piss easy.
 

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