cadet pre para anyone heard of it ?

#1
was talking to my company OC over camp and he told me that the ACF used to have a cadet pre para course which used to be run along the lines of a cadet arduous training course ?(nothing to do with p coy etc....)but was a real achievement for the cadets to pass
does anyone know anything about this as I would like to look into resurrecting it if possible in my county...........
 
#4
no bum touching ,although the company commander informed me that junior officers who proceeded to c*ck tache majors in their sleep for photos really did not have too many promotion prospects airborne or not................
 
#5
Let's see what other bizarre courses we can come up with just by joining up army terms...

Search dog + pilot's course = canine APC.
Army diver + clerk's course = underwater G1 specialist.
Musician + motorcyclist's course = rapid reaction reveille capability.

Load of tosh. Pre-para would break cadets and the money doesn't (and shouldn't) exist to pay the compensation.
 
#6
The course is not a full scale pre para obviously before you tosh it up with negative vibes
and having completed P coy and a couple of foreign pre para courses and served with an airborne unit and on a recruit training team I think I am fully aware of the physical implications upon cadets.
I believe its more of a CADET relevant physically testing course for the senior cadets to pit themselves against and achieve .
OR DO YOU WISH TO POOH POOH THAT TOO ?
 
#7
so male of the following are suspects?

Paediatrician
School teachers
Youth leaders
Regulars who are a CTT
Regulars who are schools liaison
Regulars who are AYT
I'm sure someone could add to the list

And your reason for hanging around the ACF forum?
 
#11
whatever happened to mike golden last I heard he was being sought out on a dating site by a fellow arsser but caught a sniff of a rat popped smoke and extracted.......................
 
#12
dwills said:
so male of the following are suspects?

Paediatrician
School teachers
Youth leaders
Regulars who are a CTT
Regulars who are schools liaison
Regulars who are AYT
I'm sure someone could add to the list

And your reason for hanging around the ACF forum?
Do you never read the tabloids - of course they are!
 
#13
sorry all I moved off topic with the mention of our good friend pte golden no doubt fighting terry taliban solo armed with nothing but a potatoe peeler burberry cap and tatooist on call................

Being new to this cadet lark Are there any old sweats out there from the ACF who remember this cadet pre para course or was someone yanking ones chain ?............................because I have never heard of it before
 
#14
Scout masters they may be but they are teaching basics skills to many who will become the future of the army and self dicipline and respect to those who dont join up. All good Valuable work.

Dave
 
#15
Pimp. As much as i would wish to burst your balloon (adjust your drift man), when i was a cadet, i heard rumours of this course. I think it is legit. Have no idea who was doing it though. Why don't you set something up yourself? You could get map man involved as well, as long as you took him to the location yourself!
 
#16
black rat
would love to get the dangerous map man involved but I don't believe there is a border that need accidentally violating in place that we could run the course near.
taking the cadets to the wrong side of the irish sea may be a tall call even for you know who.
 
#19
static-line-pimp said:
The course is not a full scale pre para obviously before you tosh it up with negative vibes
Then don't tosh it up by calling it pre-para (which it patently isn't). Call it an acquaint or something.

static-line-pimp said:
I believe its more of a CADET relevant physically testing course for the senior cadets to pit themselves against and achieve .
OR DO YOU WISH TO POOH POOH THAT TOO ?
No - and I abhor the scoutmaster and paedo jibes coming from others. But make sure that you are doing this for your cadets and not so you or others can run a Denison-smock clad cadet pre-pre-para and try and get the good 'ol times back.
 
#20
You'll never get it ressurected by calling it pre-Para, the health and safety would got through the roof.

A possible way would be to ressurect it as part of the Adventure Training section of the Duke of Edinburgh award, possibly?

For instance, a County run event by PTI's from your CTT could be a possiblility?

Just musing a few ideas!

Prae
 

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