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  1. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Interesting to see how the tentacles of 49 Para continue to spread.

    I visited an ACF unit recently (don't ask), and was chatting to one of the older cadets who told me that he has going to join the forces in the commando parachute unit. He then went on to tell me all about the unit called 49 Para that he aspired to join that was the airborne section of the Marines. Had to bite the tongue a little to say the least as I nodded earnestly in agreement with his career choice!

    Anyone else have any recruiting success stories for our esteemed unit?
  2. could he of meant 49 sqn EOD part of 33 ENGR REGT EOD. they used to have a para trained and commando trained troop when i was in.
  3. 49 Para

    Arrsepedia is your friend.
  4. Here, play this. :D

  5. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    No - he was definitely talking about part of the Royal Marines! (And I think that 49 EOD Sqn has separate para and cdo troops)
  6. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Maybe we could get a link up on the Army Careers website.
  7. I don't blame him, I wanted to join "49" until I learnt you had to do P Coy 10 times.
  8. cheers lads, im aware of the 49 para piss take but maybe this kid in the acf has got it mixed up somewhere with 49 sqn. maybe you should let him know before he makes a tit of himself in the careers office.

    then again maybe not, he might actually want to be in 49 PARA.