Do you have to be a trained para to be in the SAS ?

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  1. JK_Easy

    JK_Easy Swinger

    Easy lads..

    just wondering, and intersted.

    If chosen for SAS selection, and you are successful do you have to undergo a 3 week parachute course? before joining the unit?

    Is it a must, that you can parachute in order to be in the SAS? or could you remain a boot troop for amphibious operations etc etc?
     
  2. smudge67

    smudge67 Crow

    Repeat after me.......I.......must......not........ask.......bone.......questions!

    And repeat :)
     
  3. Wah? ok I'll bite.

    All hooligans are parachute qualified. If you're serious check out their website ( I take it you're interested in UKSF reserves because if you're a regular you'd already have at least half a clue.)
     
  4. You won't have too as you've already failed selection for asking such a knob question.
     
  5. It'd be one hell of a boot if you could run amphibious operations from it.
     
  6. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    He hasn't even joined yet. AND he's scared of heights FFS.

    Personal opinion. You will make a good civvy.
     
  7. JK_Easy

    JK_Easy Swinger

    Just asking, ****.

    anyways, cheers for the info.
     
  8. 49 Para boots are able to support amphibious, airborne and mountain operations using a special multi-tool set into the heel.
     
  9. JK_Easy

    JK_Easy Swinger

    No im not scared of heights :S i was just curious on how hight the paras obstacle course was.

    Everyone starts somewhere.
     
  10. is it possible to be 'in' P Coy?
     
  11. arby

    arby LE

    thats just nasty.
     
  12. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    If you don't get in to the usual suspects, try 33 SAS. They are were you go if you are succesful during selection and have completed the 49 para course too (with wings and upturned daggers). :D
     
  13. bobath

    bobath LE

    Which bit of special AIR service gave it away? Your on the ball.
     
  14. Poppy

    Poppy LE

    The FANY version of the boot is pink and has a corkscrew in the stiletto heel 8)
     
  15. Idrach

    Idrach LE

    And can double as a champagne flute when you can't find the appropriate glassware in the 10-(wo)man rat-pack? :p