Look a bit out of place on a workshirt lol! No I'm sure he was in, in his corps, but he says he got posted, did P Coy, then transferred. Doesn't seem to know much infantry stuff is all. BUT could be a mong - we had several - so was looking for a little proof. But I'm not losing any sleep over it, he seems a decent bloke, just don't like being fibbed to!
Combat indicators like shape and colour of beret (yes I know they wear maroon ones too, but I always noticed it seems to be a slightly deeper red). Those who have done P Coy tend to have it peaked, sometimes looking like they have a maroon dinner plate on their head and other times pulling it off. They also have a neat little bow in the ribbon.
Wings, the internet-hunted PCS Para smock, tattoo, wearing of airborne/maroon t-shirts to every single outing away from camp or phys session, para-oriented posters in room - if he sports most or all of the above, he surely wouldn't be able to survive in a 16AA unit without being mercilessly ridiculed by all the serving members who have completed P Coy?
That raises another question - when I was at leccy I saw a few lads from the actual Para Regt who had normal shaped berets (but proper cap badge). It always seems to me that guys from other cap badges who do P Coy tend to want to have everything as 'airborne' as possible - including berets, no matter what the colour. I've seen old pics of Paras and their berets aren't peaked. Where did that even come from? Or is that another thread altogether?
Although the closest I've ever come to the Parachute Regiment was stagging on at HMP Rollestone with a Para, I can guarantee your workmate is lying, you should punch him repeatedly while shouting, "Where's your 7/16 Wrench"?
P Coy is a thrashing, it does not teach you infantry skills - hence he doesn't know any, you mong. If he was in the Parachute Regiment he would have know infantry skills, as he was not, he does not. Get a grip.