P company

Chaps, help please....

How easy is it, if you have a blokes Regi number name and unit is it to check if he attended and completed the all arms P company cse?
Should be very simple - a date would help - should be held on PAMPAS forms ( or always used to be) and a copy of all paperwork is at Glasgow anyhow..
Suggest a friendly clerk or if you believe this person is a fraud go via the local SIB.
Also you could ask pay records if the person was ever in receipt of parachute pay..

Good luck..
Minister_doh_nut said:
Chaps, help please....

How easy is it, if you have a blokes Regi number name and unit is it to check if he attended and completed the all arms P company cse?

The admin clerk at the jumps cse (where ever that is nowadays) holds the records of all personnel who have attended and passed the course. Haven't a clue where the HQ is nowadays, maybe someone on here can tell you. Plus I'm sure your given a certificate on passing. Does this person have one?
All it takes is one phone call to PCAU (Parachute Course Administration Unit) at RAF brize Norton. A guy on here called Harry Webster did just that a few months ago and outed a WO2 at the School of Artillery who was bluffing his case.
Certificates isn't such a good one to go off, as they can and do go missing. The records at Brize is the way forward, to see if the individual attended the jumps course.
It has been known for individuals to complete P Coy, but not attend their jumps course. In that case, check with P Coy in Catterick, where their records are held along with a course photograph.
I'd try P Coy staff first off, PCAU will hold records of attendees but that does not mean the individual did P Coy.

Do you know which Regt he's claiming to be from?.......if it's Para Regt get him to send me a PM I'll know if he's bluffing, if he claims to be support arms then manning & records is your best bet.

To be honest simple stuff like where and when did he serve will catch him out.
Ex trog so not Para Regt..

Thanks for the feedback, happen to know a friendly clerk.... although all clerk are gay :D

Will let you know later in the week if we have outed a bluffer
Nice one MDN there are a few questions that you can ask so called BBC wearer on the Gunner page under "Badgewearers have they really done the course", Which would save you from getting over friendly with your clerk. PCAU is at Brize and they have every P Coy photo at P Coy if you have a spare day to kill at ITCC.
Happy Hunting


Go for it M-D-N and please tell us the result (even if the bloke has done the business). Too many bluffers out there. Perhaps someone might do the whole of the RAF Regt as well!!


MDN - have you nailed this bloke yet??
Chimera read the feed a Walt to the Para thread....... he has been rumbled
ffw, Yes. TA P Coy dosen't count in the Regs. He can still wear his wings, but is better keeping quiet about it till he passes P Coy.
Guys maybe someone can help i was having an argument with a mate over a beer about attatched personel, now certain units (Sigs Arty etc) have their own para squadrons, now if they pass p coy they get their wings but do they get a Maroon Beret or is that prize reserved for Para regt and i have heard rumours that personnel attatched to these squadrons particularly SAS i.e Clerks and chefs have been seen wearing Maroon and Beige Berets is this correct and if so why, they have not earned that privilege and does it not take away the respect from those that have?
The headress applies for all attached personnel at Hereford and Airborne Forces. The insignia you 'earn' is the parachute wings (AB or SAS). Hence AGC clerks, RLC chefs et al wear the lid. Commando forces not so - you only wear a Green Beret on completion of the Commando course - non Cdo att personnel wear their own headdress (Although there was a guy from my battalion who knocked off the Cdo Course, had the dagger, but refused to remove his fine county regiment headdress...and quite right too!). Its not somethnig to get emotional about - its army dress regs. Without chefs, clks, dvrs, noone gets fed, paid or moved anywhere - so its good policy to make them part of the family!
This is a beef most if not all Para Regt / Airborne Forces have with the Army set up regarding the wearing of the maroon beret.

If you pass P-Coy, wear it. Not a problem

If you get your wings, wear them. Again, no problem.

If your attached arms / non-qualified and have done neither of the above courses.......tough shi*t.

I have always maintained that the guy 'issued' a maroon beret will have less respect for it than the bloke who has worked his conkers off to get it. It was an eye opener for me on joining what was then 5 AB BDE to see attached arms swaning around with the maroon beret knowing full well they had never passed P-Coy. :evil: It never made them 'part of the family' as they were not accepted.

Yep, the bootnecks have a system that ALL pass the Cdo course before being attached. They also use GD Marines in jobs undertaken traditionally by support arms in the army............therefore ensuring everyone wears the green beret. Good system and it works.
now, i understand how it must wind up members of the para veg to see women and a load of chubsters swanning around in maroon hats even though they havent done the course.
unfortunaltely its not entirely their fault is it? They are told to wear the thing, the budgie badges and stable belts. Its not as if they have the choice of head dress.
Get a life, get on with it, too many people out there worrying about what other people are doing.

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