I would be interested to hear views also..BennyBlanco said:I'm 34, and have applied to do P Coy summer time!!! Any thoughts or experiences on/of 'mature ' soldiers doing this course!? (Have started prepping well in advance, am expecting it to be howling!!)
4 Para will accept applicants up to the age of 43 with previous mil experience. Having already passed P Coy is definately an advantage, though not an absolute requirement.the_boy_syrup said:4 Para state they recruit up to 43 with previous Mil exp
Does this mean you have to have done P Coy previously as part of your Mil Exp or can you do it up to 43?
H Jones V.C. transferred to the Paras from the D & D's when he was 39 I assume he then had to do it
Anyone know S_T_G he'll have all the answers
I can't describe Paddy. He is just utterly Nails. Watching him crank out Pressups on the PFT was outrageous , we just used to stop our pathetic attempts in the 40-50 range to watch him go through 100 with ease and keep cranking.Gundulph said:You just have to look at the likes of Paddy Doyle and the unbelievable things he does endurance wise...
I am not aware of him, but he could well be from one of the other companies. That said, it is not unknown for soldiers of any age to end up in the MRS if they over do it.smith123 said:The_Duke will put me straight, but I heard a 4 Para recruit of 42 had a heart attack last year on the log run. There are plenty of people on my recruit cadre who are mid 30's, slower on the 1.5 miles but solid tabbers.