I have heard that the establishment of 4 PARA will soon increase and that they are opening a new training center in St Helens. I have also been informed that x-regulars can join 4 PARA in the same rank that they were in when they left the Regular Army. Can anyone confirm this? 4 PARA also seem to be marketing themselves as the Parachute Regiment Reserves, rather than part of the TA. This seems to be a good idea and is well overdue. The sooner that green and yellow TA badge gets binned the better. We are all part of one army, not two seperate organisations.