Passing Probation or All Arms Commando doesnât necessarily mean you can pass P-Company, just like passing P-Coy doesnât mean you can pass any of the other two. So why is it that when blokes get posted into 216 from any of the other two. They donât have to complete and pass the course that we do. Donât get me wrong Iâm not saying 216 lads shouldnât have to do the course that 264 require or that All Arms Commando require Iâm saying that Iâve known of an instance In my time in the Bde when a Soldier attempted P-Company 5 times and failed each time. Then went to 264 and passed first time. I am not saying this is because p-company is harder, my point is that when that soldier gets back to 216 he will be entitled to wear the maroon beret (and shape it they way most of you seem to disagree with) and more importantly receive Parachute Pay. In a role that on 5 occasions he was unable to meet the minimum required standard. Iâm sure most 264 lads, would prefer to have to do the course, but if no one is going to make them do it. Why should they, Iâm not too sure Iâd want to rag my self stupid for 5/6 weeks for nothing at the end of it. Why then not suspend a soldiers para pay. Not to de wing him, because the wings have already been earned. Until that soldier either passed the course relevant to the unit he is at, or until he was posted back to the unit where he originally qualified from. May I also add as not to seem biased, I also know of many soldiers from 216 failing 264 and rightly not been posted in or if they had, they didnât receive SFC pay until the course was completed successfully.