Hi there lads. Ive made a previous question about the TA and ive recently decided with SDSR in mind, that joining the RAF as a pilot is a bad idea because ill be at home for the next 3 years. All that in mind ive been thinking at why i want to join the military services. There are 2 main reasons. -Job security, benefits etc. (its such a unique and amazing lifestyle) -Urge/passion to join and serve my country. So what to join as ive been thinking. I want a real serving profession (combat etc.) and i want to be the best of all combat specialists. So i think that i couldnt go much better that the parachute regiment. From what ive seen, its tough, challenging and changes people in weeks. However i have a huge worry that im not ready for the para challenges just yet. Sure in 3 months i should be hard as rock as im putting lots of effort in on my fitness recently and im really determined to make the para's. But my biggest worry is the 2 day selection as if that is in less than 2 months time i doubt i will be 'para ready'. So here is how you can help haha. Firstly will i have to do para specific tests before i get to basic training, im finding chin ups quite difficult and i can only do about 4 in a row, however i havent been training for very long with those. i stuggle with the run times....under 10 minutes its difficult...very difficult so if these requirements are during the 2 days selection then should i delay as much as possible so i can get fit and also if i fail the selection for para there should i get out there and then. I dont really want to join just as infantry, although im guessing sniper is difficult so i could go for that as that role is one of the best...i think. Correct me on anything if im wrong and please leave your opinions and other such informations which may be useful to me Thanks guys for your ongoing support so far and wish me luck .