Hi I am an American born lad (duel citizen) who is moving to the U.K. in January of 2019 to join the British army. I had my eyes set on the Parachute Regiment for the longest time, however lately my knees have been giving my trouble. They are ok for now but i feel like joining the Parachute Regiment might be to physically intense for me. (as sad as it makes me to say it) This brought me to the grenadier guards, another regiment i liked the look of. I thought that they might be a good idea as they are still infantry but less intense maybe??? I would love to know the requirements for all the tests at the assessment center for the guards. ESPECIALLY the 1.5 mile run time. Also i was wondering if the Grenadier Guards had any educational requirements. (when we called the army they said parachute regiment didn't have any) education is a tricky one as here in America we graduate at age 18-19 which if i recall correctly is a bit later than in the UK, and i'm not to sure if the Guards will take to kindly of me not having graduating high school. Sorry for the essay lads but to recap: fitness and educational requirements for the Grenadier guards (or coldstreem guards). Thanks!