PARA POC

#1
I've recently been on a Para POC and was surprised at how easy it was. I thought it would be much harder but I guess I'm a lot fitter than I thought. Needless to say they noticed my potential and sponsored me! How did everyone else find it? :D
 
#2
Yeah it was an absolute piece of piss. I'd recommend looking up the meaning of 'recent' though...
 
#3
the_real_para said:
I've recently been on a Para POC and was surprised at how easy it was. I thought it would be much harder but I guess I'm a lot fitter than I thought. Needless to say they noticed my potential and sponsored me! How did everyone else find it? :D
You think it was pi55 easy you should try for 49 Para selection if you get selected for it!
 
#4
STILTS said:
the_real_para said:
I've recently been on a Para POC and was surprised at how easy it was. I thought it would be much harder but I guess I'm a lot fitter than I thought. Needless to say they noticed my potential and sponsored me! How did everyone else find it? :D
You think it was pi55 easy you should try for 49 Para selection if you get selected for it!
Will prob breeze it judging by the other potential officers fitness level!
 
#5
Wah! What time you do your mile and half?
 
#6
Will prob breeze it judging by the other potential officers fitness level!

Oh it's by default now is it? Don't think you would make the grade at 49 mate - no offence
 
#7
the_real_para said:
I've recently been on a Para POC and was surprised at how easy it was. I thought it would be much harder but I guess I'm a lot fitter than I thought. Needless to say they noticed my potential and sponsored me! How did everyone else find it? :D
Hopefully you will come back to earth with a very large bang! :roll:
 
#10
I think you'll find the 49 Para BFT is somewhat more 'testing'. I wish you luck.
 
#11
the_real_para said:
7.40 mile and a half mate. I noticed you are sponsered too ftorres; welcome to the club!
Hmm interesting as i believe the last POC to be run was in Feb of this year and there was no one in front of me when i finished the mile and half. Not suprising really seeing how you finshed a good 30 secs or so in front :roll:
 
#12
i_love_ftorres said:
the_real_para said:
7.40 mile and a half mate. I noticed you are sponsered too ftorres; welcome to the club!
Hmm interesting as i believe the last POC to be run was in Feb of this year and there was no one in front of me when i finished the mile and half. Not suprising really seeing how you finshed a good 30 secs or so in front :roll:
Lieing twat.
 
#13
the_real_para said:
I've recently been on a Para POC and was surprised at how easy it was. I thought it would be much harder but I guess I'm a lot fitter than I thought. Needless to say they noticed my potential and sponsored me! How did everyone else find it? :D
Well, frankly, I've never been on one. But having somebody called "the_real_para" who hasn't passed AOSB, never mind P-company, taking on this audience makes me feel warm in my saggy REMF arrse that, regardless of regimental preferences, both Westbury and RMAS are entirely correct in the amount of weeding out they have to do.
 
#14
You're all just jealous that I smashed it and they were all in awe of me. Ftorres feel free to pm me if you want any fitness tips, I'd be happy to impart some of my wisdom and experience onto you.
 
#15
the_real_para said:
I've recently been on a Para POC and was surprised at how easy it was. I thought it would be much harder but I guess I'm a lot fitter than I thought. Needless to say they noticed my potential and sponsored me! How did everyone else find it? :D
Yes, you're right! I've already noticed your potential from your post! :lol:

FAIL!
 
#16
Idrach said:
the_real_para said:
I've recently been on a Para POC and was surprised at how easy it was. I thought it would be much harder but I guess I'm a lot fitter than I thought. Needless to say they noticed my potential and sponsored me! How did everyone else find it? :D
Well, frankly, I've never been on one. But having somebody called "the_real_para" who hasn't passed AOSB, never mind P-company, taking on this audience makes me feel warm in my saggy REMF arrse that, regardless of regimental preferences, both Westbury and RMAS are entirely correct in the amount of weeding out they have to do.
OP, my dear chap, if bothered I could take an immediate disliking to you based on the impressions made by your few posts.

Well done, you are PO material for a much sought after regiment, but to become an accomplished Army Officer I suggest you demonstrate a little more toleration for your fellow man. Otherwise, in training, tell your platoon sergeant just how easy you found things so far, (the implication being your superiority), and I am confident he will be impressed by your qualities and will make especial 'allowances' for you. Doubtless he will expect you to be ahead of not only all the other PO's but, more significantly and testingly, every other soldier under training. This would be a tough call to answer and prove daily.

I should wish you good luck; nonetheless my advice, not that it is sought, is wind your neck in and you might reach AOSB.
 
#17
i_love_ftorres was first across the line at the last POC. Second and third across the line were some chaps from 4 Para (former OTC) living in Wales somewhere. I can confirm i_love_ftorres had no-one ahead of him at the finish, where I saw him cross the line in somewhere like 8:15. I think that "the_real_para" may have been on another POC; either that or he has some numerical problems and came in at 8:40, which is still a respectable time.

To answer the question on "how easy it was", I would agree that it wasn't as physically demanding as I'd have expected. There did seem to be a clear divide, which was made apparent on the 6 miler, between those who had very good fitness and those who needed some work. In my opinion there very very few candidates (perhaps 4 or 5) who I would have said were unfit, and only a few I would have said were super fit (maybe 3 max), with everyone else having high standard of fitness.

Remember though that anyone can become fit; it is for academic, leadership, and problem solving qualities for which Officers are selected. At POC, some candidates who did not meet the minimum fitness requirements still received sponsorship, fitness alone isn't enough.
 
#20
Krek_Brizzle said:
Very obvious wah.

Very obvious who it's aimed at too, I'd say...
I think your inferring to me there Krek. Got to admit i did bite a little quick in hindsight, and i've already stated i have a funny feeling i've met real para's alter ego. And just for the record i thought the Para POC was bloody hard work.
 

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