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Decicion made, paras it is. Advice please ~

#1
Hi guys, finally decided to man up and join the paras, was going to go for RLC but i've been told that i'll have to wait till march and even then my chosen job choice has 1 spot available. I'm just after some advice on how best to train for painful 6 months i have at catterick ahead of me. I'm currently banging out 5-6 miles every other day quite a bit of hill work also sprints etc , should i wear boots to get used to them and also would it be beneficial to do some weighted runs? Probably end up with knackered my knees : ) any advice would be much appreciated.

baz
 
#3
Yeah been doing pressups/sit ups /chin ups .. quite comfortable with them. Should i be upping my runs to 8+ miles or will that be overdoing it? are u in the paras btw? wanted to ask some questions regarding p coy.

baz
 
#4
Walty Title but has good training programmes in it.


Clicky

For any P-Coy questions PM Sandy he's one of the DS.
 
#8
Big_Bazza, I just wanted to congratulate you for being the first sensible, polite, mature bloke that I have witnessed on here asking questions about joining The Paras.

Well done, you seem to have the attitude squared away already.
 
#9
No offence to serving Paratroopers, I have massive respect for all special forces. BUT, if you want to be that middle-ages guy bearing a John Smiths, who is always making a scene in the British Legion after the local Remembrance service ranting and raving about how many tours he did with X para and how anyone who isn't a para is scum then sure join the Para's and be indoctrinated into their bullying, intimiating and often unimpressive mentality.

If you want to be the more reticent, reserved guy who will spend most of the conversation actually listening to what you've got to say and will probably encourage you to join whatever serive, arm etc you want then be a Royal Marine. I have met a few *head Marines in my life but no where NEAR the same number of absolute *head paras. (equally i've met some sound para guys too).

My point is, from what i've observed and what I observe from the public's general perceptions, the Marines teach you that you're basically a nobody in a big pond, sit back and shut up, the Paras on the other hand, they train you to tell the world how great you are and let everyone in the room know, IM A PARA.
 
#10
Krankenschwester said:
No offence to serving Paratroopers, I have massive respect for all special forces.

What the fook are you on, you knobber. what respect do you have when you dont know the difference between SF and elite forces.
Para's are not special, they are elite!! (for you para's i dont mean that as an insult)
and with regards to para's shouting about being para's so they should its called pride and ethos.
Maybe the difference between them is one force was born out of need and faced the toughest formative years of many infantry units is trained to operate with little or no support for extended periods, and the other is based on the old, old infantry and has always had the backing of a large logistic chain.
they are different units for a reason and are based on different models with different historys and also serve a different purpose.
 
#11
My point is. It seems that Paras go about their ways very differently to Commandos. Paras are very anecdotal and like to remind you of their military prowess, whereas Marines are more like jokers, p*takers and much more laid back and, sometimes a bit loony but often do not think of themselves as highly, or as godly, as British paratroopers.
 
#12
Are you the same Krankenschwester that's asking questions about AOSB Briefing on the ossifers forum?
Probably.
For those of you that don't know, it's German for nurse...
 
#16
If you want to be the more reticent, reserved guy who will spend most of the conversation actually listening to what you've got to say and will probably encourage you to join whatever serive, arm etc you want then be a Royal Marine.
If you think that's a good attitude to adopt, then why don't you have it. The thread states, decision made, paras it is. The lads mind is made up, he's doing good and you're going and implanting other ideas about a a different service in his head.
I understand your sentiments are good, that he seems a good lad, and you want to advise him to make the best of being a switched on cookie, but if he's a good lad, then theres no reason why he can't have a good and propsperous career in the parachute regiment. I'm not in the para's, or one of the nonce's that lick their arse. Infact the individuals I know of in the paras, are genuinely a bit nobberish; and if most people have this opinion of them, then that's all the more reason for decent chaps like this fella to get himself in para reg.
 
#17
Krankenschwester said:
No offence to serving Paratroopers, I have massive respect for all special forces. BUT, if you want to be that middle-ages guy bearing a John Smiths, who is always making a scene in the British Legion after the local Remembrance service ranting and raving about how many tours he did with X para and how anyone who isn't a para is scum then sure join the Para's and be indoctrinated into their bullying, intimiating and often unimpressive mentality.

If you want to be the more reticent, reserved guy who will spend most of the conversation actually listening to what you've got to say and will probably encourage you to join whatever serive, arm etc you want then be a Royal Marine. I have met a few *head Marines in my life but no where NEAR the same number of absolute *head paras. (equally i've met some sound para guys too).

My point is, from what i've observed and what I observe from the public's general perceptions, the Marines teach you that you're basically a nobody in a big pond, sit back and shut up, the Paras on the other hand, they train you to tell the world how great you are and let everyone in the room know, IM A PARA.
Great, recruitment advice on the relative merits of RM over Para Reg, from a civvy nurse.
Got any more pearls of wisdom Sister, we're all ears. :roll:
 
#19
That thread was going alright for a bit then.............................................................
 
#20
Lol, i knew it'd only be a matter of time before this turned into 'Para vs RM'. I've looked into the royal marines and the paras simply appeal more to me its not a case of who's better etc I'm not really arsed with that crap. Currently reading 'Fighting Fit' giving me a big insight to what i have incoming, attempting to be as prepared as possible my 1.5 milers already down to 8:45. I've been offered a date in January to start basic at the lovely Catterick, will evaluate my state of fitness in a few weeks and then decide which intake to go on. Thanks for everyones input.

big_baz
 

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