Marines and Paras

#1
What makes them the elite? How do the army instill the values and discipline they posess? Would be interesting to hear some thoughts and opinions on this topic. :D

ps. I am studying Anthropology at uni but am also an army child, whose mum and dad and brother were in the army. I have always been interested in the army as it has been a huge part of my life and thought may aswell do an essay on a certain aspect of the army. Still researching what to do but the training that these guys go through is most interesting..... HARDCORE.
 
#3
As long as they get naked once a week they dont care about anything else.
 
#4
Aye, vigorous buggery, premium lager and plenty of tuna baguettes.
 
#5
[nowah] As an army child you should of course know that the army do not instill anything to do with the Marines! [/nowah]

However sexual deviancy and nakedness as noted above will of course be the core values possessed by both! With or without rollmats of course!
 
#6
A selection process helps as we weed out the weak and those who have below par soldiering abilities. This leaves us with those that are more highly motivated then let's say some other capbadges. Though other units do possess highly trained soldiers on the whole Para Regt is just that little better (or in some cases alot better). Training in Battalion is also tough and we are usually pushed further then what another infantry unit would be to be honest. Pride also plays an important role. As for discipline, all soldiers are instilled with it throughout training and throughout their careers but just like our civilian counterparts you get the 'bad apples'.

Anyway, be prepared for some childish comments as they always crop up when Paras are mentioned. This is usually due to jealousy and/or malicious rumours they have heard elsewhere.
 

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#7
What are you doing this weekend?

Head down to Aldershot or Poole and ask around a few bars, there will be many willing to demonstrate the answers to your questions........it will be an enlightening experience I promise.
 
#8
Horridlittleman said:
However sexual deviancy and nakedness as noted above will of course be the core values possessed by both! With or without rollmats of course!
My recruitment Sergeant failed to mention any of that. :?
 
#12
Fallschirmjager said:
This leaves us with those that are more highly motivated then let's say some other capbadges. Though other units do possess highly trained soldiers on the whole Para Regt is just that little better (or in some cases alot better). Training in Battalion is also tough and we are usually pushed further then what another infantry unit would be to be honest. Pride also plays an important role.

Anyway, be prepared for some childish comments as they always crop up when Paras are mentioned. This is usually due to jealousy and/or malicious rumours they have heard elsewhere.
Don't forget how modest you all are, too. F*cking grunt.
 
#13
Alsacien said:
What are you doing this weekend?

Head down to Aldershot or Poole and ask around a few bars, there will be many willing to demonstrate the answers to your questions........it will be an enlightening experience I promise.
In case you are unaware the Brigade moved a while back. Still plenty of old* and bold in the 'Shot though.



*and not so old.
 
#14
skintboymike said:
Fallschirmjager said:
This leaves us with those that are more highly motivated then let's say some other capbadges. Though other units do possess highly trained soldiers on the whole Para Regt is just that little better (or in some cases alot better). Training in Battalion is also tough and we are usually pushed further then what another infantry unit would be to be honest. Pride also plays an important role.

Anyway, be prepared for some childish comments as they always crop up when Paras are mentioned. This is usually due to jealousy and/or malicious rumours they have heard elsewhere.
Don't forget how modest you all are, too. F*cking grunt.
That was probably a well structured answer by FSG and I dont think he was relating his comments to anything other than other infantry units. Nothing to do with Corps', was there any real need for that, think it shows that you the uneducated knobber!!

Hang on a minuteyou joined the Army to be a postie?? Yeah mega that is, join the Army to do a civvie job.
 
#16
skintboymike said:
Don't forget how modest you all are, too. F*cking grunt.
F*cking grunt.

Theres no greater calling than to be a Tom in a rifle plt, and if your Nr1 on the GPMG.............heaven.

You should give it a go Skintboymary
 
#18
suzywong said:
What makes them the elite? How do the army instill the values and discipline they posess? Would be interesting to hear some thoughts and opinions on this topic. :D

The reality is that the army only helps to bring out the foundation of grit and determination that the men from the Paras and the Marines already possess.
The basics are already there. Although the self control and dicipline needs to be honed.

That is where the british army comes in and takes these individuals-finds out if they have the inner drive to continue when all seems lost. They then teach them balance and skill. The result- cool headed determination, intelligence and soldiers that stand out in all walks of life.

To quote the phrase- 'every man an emperor'.

Bullying was virtually unheard of within the Parachute Regiment, in my opinion this is because if a senior rank bullied a soldier in training- the time would come when they would meet again and the balance would then be restored -as senior rank stood face to face with angry hairy arrsed paratrooper - trust me that is no good thing.
:twisted:
 
#19
Having been in the corps and worked with paras they are both arrogant agressive and fcuking good at their jobs. More power to both of them. If I couldnt have a bootneck supporting the flank I would want the paras.

Here we go just watch the guards/Donkey wallopers/171st sandbag fillers and womens auxiliary balloon corps will now all take this as a personal slight to their regiments/ units/ blanket stacking supply train.

Perhaps its a question of growing up and recognising a good soldier as a good soldier.
 
#20
oldbooty said:
Having been in the corps and worked with paras they are both arrogant agressive and fcuking good at their jobs. More power to both of them. If I couldnt have a bootneck supporting the flank I would want the paras.

Here we go just watch the guards/Donkey wallopers/171st sandbag fillers and womens auxiliary balloon corps will now all take this as a personal slight to their regiments/ units/ blanket stacking supply train.

Perhaps its a question of growing up and recognising a good soldier as a good soldier.
Oldbooty,

I'm one of those people who you would lump in the blanket stacking supply chain group, however I don't take it as a slight on my capbadge or role that you would prefer Marines or Paras on your flank. Its horses for courses rather than just a case of recognising a good soldier as a good soldier, it is recognising who is good at what!

I think the people more likely to take it as a personal slight are those from other infantry cap badges who can be compared more like for like with Marines and Paras.
 
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