Infantry Soldier, parachute regiment ?

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  1. Hello all, im 17, intersted in the Paras.

    Anyone here an ex, or currently training for them?
    I have my AFCO meeting on 22nd June (as if you care)
    but any tips would be great.

    Also;
    whats the training like? is it very psychical? does it demand allot from someone?

    Please any info would be great, cheers.
     
  2. Simple put yes hard training.
     
  3. whats the 2 day course like?

    amount of press ups, sit ups and in what time would i need on the 1.5?
     
  4. 9 minutes 18 seconds to qualify. best of luck :D
     
  5. i can do 1.5 in 8.50, what about the psychical side of things?
     
  6. Take your own tarot cards and you'll soon sort out the PSYCHical side.
     
  7. From my own research (the info is out there if you look) :

    2 day courses : http://www.army.mod.uk/royalsignals/careers/rsc.html

    i realise it says royal signals in the link and such but as far as i know everyone is thrown intogether at the RSC...i have found that the info on the standards required to pass these varies from person to person (IE, what one person says probably isnt right, best bet is to ask at your AFCO and go with that)

    para training:

    most of this stuff from simply browsing the MOD website:

    http://www.army.mod.uk/hqschinf/itc_catterick/index.htm

    http://www.army.mod.uk/hqschinf/itc_catterick/combat_infantryman_s_course.htm

    http://www.army.mod.uk/hqschinf/itc_catterick/itc_training_battalions/3_battalion/index.htm