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grenadier gaurds or paras ?

#1
Hi i have done the barb test on the 15 Dec.And was wondering which is best to join Grenadier Guards or Para's. Also now i have completed the barb test could any one tell me whats next. And how long till i get into Basic training if i pull my finger out and pass medical.
 
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TheSnake

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#3
Is there a reason why you are limiting yourself just to these 2 Regiments?

(Go for the Guards - but i'm biased....)
 
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TheSnake

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#7
Why do you think you'll only be suited to the Infantry?
Take a good look at all the other possiblilties, and think of your future after the Army....
Try to go for a Regiment where you can get a trade.
 
#12
Both options will allow you to be a paratrooper. Obviously if you join Para Regt you'll become a Para after training. You have the option if you join the Guards to join the Guards Platoon in 3 Para. They're a good bunch of blokes and are treated exactly the same as the rest of the Battalion and we all get the added bonus of £145.00 a month extra Para pay. For one or two jumps a year it makes sense!
 
#14
dont forget one vital thing. one day you will (as we all will) leave the army. Youll need a piece of paper in your hands that says you are qualified in something. That something must mean something in civvi speak. Civi Street dont need loaders or tank drivers!!!!!!!!
 
#18
It is better doing 22 years in something you enjoy rather than doing 22 years in a job you don't really like with the view of having a trade at the end of it. Do what you think you'll enjoy. If at a later date you find you don't like the infantry or you want a trade then you can transfer. There are blokes who make something of themselves when they've left the infantry and there's blokes who end up bums after leaving the Engineers or RLC and vice versa.
 

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