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First of all I want to thank anyone who has taken the time to read this and replay, I really mean it. Thank you.

So to cut a long story short I’m 26 Turing 27 in August, and really want to join the paras. There’s just one thing holding me back, am I too old? I’m in ok shape and very mentally strong which leads me perfectly to my next question, if I’m not too old should I get in better shape for the challenge before I apply? Or should I apply as I’m getting in shape? (I here the application can take a while).

Thank you so much for any honest advice I really am interested in any insight.
 

KHBA

Swinger
First of all I want to thank anyone who has taken the time to read this and replay, I really mean it. Thank you.

So to cut a long story short I’m 26 Turing 27 in August, and really want to join the paras. There’s just one thing holding me back, am I too old? I’m in ok shape and very mentally strong which leads me perfectly to my next question, if I’m not too old should I get in better shape for the challenge before I apply? Or should I apply as I’m getting in shape? (I here the application can take a while).

Thank you so much for any honest advice I really am interested in any insight.
26-27 isn't too old in my opinion.. and I would get in shape a little before you apply because once you apply it doesn't take that long to get the ball rolling. I got my 2km time perfect and then sent in my application as that's the only thing I struggled with, however 3 weeks later after applying I'm now waiting for my GP, to then go on to getting my assessment centre date so it's really not taken long at all for me. So just get as fit as you can within the next month maybe then send in your application, then you can give yourself around a 2 weeks to a month before you get your briefing. Once you've had your briefing you'll just be waiting on your GP to send off your medical records then you'll get a go ahead from the specialist doctor and from then you choose a month you want to go to the assessment centre. Once you have your accessment centre date thatll push you to train even harder then as you have a set date to push for. That's just my opinion buddy I'm sure theres people on here more helpful than me haha but this is just how I went about it.. All the best:)

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ex_sigs

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On my P Coy we had some oldies (35 or so), they smashed it ok.

at 27 odd years old I wouldn't even let age concern you. Just get the assessment done ( piece of piss) the. So long as you are in reasonable shape, the training and beat up will get you ready for PCoy test week.

best of luck.
 
I did mine at 24, you will be fine.
Get familiar with a few tribal songs before you go, it'll stand you in good stead.

'Dance Of The Flamin Ar@#$%les' and 'Get Em Down You Zulu Warrior' spring to mind.

Good luck.
 
26-27 isn't too old in my opinion.. and I would get in shape a little before you apply because once you apply it doesn't take that long to get the ball rolling. I got my 2km time perfect and then sent in my application as that's the only thing I struggled with, however 3 weeks later after applying I'm now waiting for my GP, to then go on to getting my assessment centre date so it's really not taken long at all for me. So just get as fit as you can within the next month maybe then send in your application, then you can give yourself around a 2 weeks to a month before you get your briefing. Once you've had your briefing you'll just be waiting on your GP to send off your medical records then you'll get a go ahead from the specialist doctor and from then you choose a month you want to go to the assessment centre. Once you have your accessment centre date thatll push you to train even harder then as you have a set date to push for. That's just my opinion buddy I'm sure theres people on here more helpful than me haha but this is just how I went about it.. All the best:)

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Thank you so much for your speedy replay and sound advice. You really have helped to settle my mind, was really getting down thinking I had missed my opportunity.

I hope you don’t mind I had one more question, what happens with the specialist Doctor? I have really good health, think I’ve only been to the docs like three time’s in my life but still curious.

thank you so much again though I really do mean that.
 
On my P Coy we had some oldies (35 or so), they smashed it ok.

at 27 odd years old I wouldn't even let age concern you. Just get the assessment done ( piece of piss) the. So long as you are in reasonable shape, the training and beat up will get you ready for PCoy test week.

best of luck.
Thank you so much for your quick replay, you and all the others really have helped put my mind at ease.
 

KHBA

Swinger
Thank you so much for your speedy replay and sound advice. You really have helped to settle my mind, was really getting down thinking I had missed my opportunity.

I hope you don’t mind I had one more question, what happens with the specialist Doctor? I have really good health, think I’ve only been to the docs like three time’s in my life but still curious.

thank you so much again though I really do mean that.
It's all good mate I was in the same position last month so anything you need to know just ask away! The specialist doctor just goes through your medical record to make sure you are fit enough to go through with the army training, he will decide whether you're rejected, deferred or accepted. If you've only been doctors minimal times for minor things then you'll have nothing to worry about I imagine.. it's only really something to worry about for example if you've recently broken a bone or you've suffered with mental health for 2 plus years etc etc..

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