whats the position regards 4 para and being a 'para' as a marine your 'a marine' reserve or not. The TA seems to be less well regarded from the regs. How does this work regards pcoy can you call yourself a 'para' without resentment from the regulars after youve done a tour? as a charming reg mate of mine says 'theyre not f%$king paras theyre a ticktocks. F^$king TA' - repeat ad nausem. Its a shabby thing to risk a life and give service and have it not appreciated by those alongside you i feel. hence quesiton asked.