All Arms P Coy

#3
Yes. Used to be a couple of weekends over test week: basically you just turned up at the end of the normal recruits training and blister onto their tests.

Jumps course is the same for everyone: regs to 4 weeks, TA do a 2 week course, only difference being that the final jump is done back at unit and not at Brize.

I think.
 
#6
Rumble them by seeing if they can answer some obvious and not to obvious questions that those who have earned their wings ought to know and when they fail miserably to answer correctly, OUT THEM on this site!
 
#7
Why are there so many people about obsessed with doing P-coy - AACC? Why dont they just join the Paras or marines if thats what they want, Me thinks its more of a case of they just fancy having a different beret and badges to everyone else in their unit so they can try and lord it up a bit, cnuts.
 
#9
milkandcheese said:
P Coy Website said:
Stretcher Race: The final event of Test Week. Teams of 16 men carry a 175 pound stretcher over a distance of 5 miles. No more that 4 men carry the stretcher at any given time. Individuals wear webbing and carry a weapons.
Huh. Is it wrong that I'm so annoyed over the typo? Utrinque Paratus, apart from a grammer test.

It's probably just me *sigh*.
Is it just me blah, blah
 
#11
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
Why are there so many people about obsessed with doing P-coy - AACC? Why dont they just join the Paras or marines if thats what they want, Me thinks its more of a case of they just fancy having a different beret and badges to everyone else in their unit so they can try and lord it up a bit, cnuts.
Dont be such a kn0bber!! Para Regt, RM needs supporting arms as part of their battlegroups. If you were looking for a bite you got one!!
 
#12
I'm LI and I may have to deploy with 4 PARA in 18 months.

I'd like to do P Coy before I go just so I can say 'It's not THAT hard!' and remind them that the LI were the first airborne troops anyway....

It's all about making friends, you know!
 
#13
Always_a_Rifleman said:
I'm LI and I may have to deploy with 4 PARA in 18 months.

I'd like to do P Coy before I go just so I can say 'It's not THAT hard!' and remind them that the LI were the first airbourne troops anyway....

It's all about making friends, you know!

Airbourne troops is that the same thing as Airborne troops
 
#15
Always_a_Rifleman said:
I'm LI and I may have to deploy with 4 PARA in 18 months.

I'd like to do P Coy before I go just so I can say 'It's not THAT hard!' and remind them that the LI were the first airborne troops anyway....

It's all about making friends, you know!
AAR check you PM's mate

Hope to see you then for it :). There should be a chance for the non-AB guys to have a crack a P Coy while mobilised and attached to 4 Para as the guys with Casino company (Telic 7) were (although only 1 guy out of the 10-15 that volunteered for it passed iirc).


Scots
 
#17
is ANYONE actually getting to jump now? I've heard all the planes are somewhere a bit warmer than Brize.
 
#18
Ronnie8781 said:
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
Why are there so many people about obsessed with doing P-coy - AACC? Why dont they just join the Paras or marines if thats what they want, Me thinks its more of a case of they just fancy having a different beret and badges to everyone else in their unit so they can try and lord it up a bit, cnuts.
Dont be such a kn0bber!! Para Regt, RM needs supporting arms as part of their battlegroups. If you were looking for a bite you got one!!
DB_Cooper said:
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
Why are there so many people about obsessed with doing P-coy - AACC? Why dont they just join the Paras or marines if thats what they want, Me thinks its more of a case of they just fancy having a different beret and badges to everyone else in their unit so they can try and lord it up a bit, cnuts.


or maybe they just want to better themselves

whats the matter you have'nt got the balls to do it your self so you gob off about other blokes trying it GOOD BLOKE
Im not refering to people who need to do P-coy or AACC because they are/need/want to be attached to the respective arm/service, Im talking about people who "fancy having a different beret and badges to everyone else in their unit"
 
#19
How would they have a different beret, if you have passed P Coy but are not serving as part of an airborne unit or 16AA you are not entitled to wear the maroon beret. The only thing would be your wings once you have done your jumps. If someone wanted to have a crack at it- why not? Jealous??
 

The_Duke

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#20
BRL,

If they are not serving in an "in role unit" then they should not wear the different head dress (with the exception of recruiting and recruit training posts where it is allowed to show the options available).

If an Engineer (for example) passes P Coy, he can wear his red beret when serving in 16 Air Asslt Bde, but removes it when posted to an out of role unit. The wings remain.

If the poster on this thread just wants to do P Coy, fine. He will not be allowed to wear the beret in his own TA unit (unless it is "in role"). He will not be loaded onto a para course, as there is no requirement. If he does wangle his way on, then he earns the "parachute badge(without wings) ie the lightbulb.

Seems like a lot of effort for not a lot of return. Why not just transfer to a para roled unit?
 
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