Parachute regiment

#1
So I'm hoping to join the parachute regiment at 16 and my application goes in on the 30th. I've been doing a lot of research and everyone says you must prepare mentally to pass, but never say how? Any tips on what I should do, or how I should go about it?
 
#2
Have a mind set that nothing will stop you, even the inability of the recruiting agency to do a good job first time.

Determination.
 
#5
You can't prepare mentally, any clever ideas you try will be crushed by the training. You've either got the mentality or you haven't.
I disagree. It's about preparing your mindset - always do the very best you can, even when you think you have nothing left. My way of doing it was by imagining a reward (usually sexual when I was a teenager).
 
#6
From my limited experience. Make sure you're not scared of heights. (I am but still managed the shuffle bars)

Good luck with it.
 
#7
So I'm hoping to join the parachute regiment at 16 and my application goes in on the 30th. I've been doing a lot of research and everyone says you must prepare mentally to pass, but never say how? Any tips on what I should do, or how I should go about it?
1. Don't start a thread with "so".
2. Work on your fitness, get fitter than you've ever been in your life.
3. Then, work on your fitness.
4. Good luck.
 

chrisg46

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#8
Jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft is pretty mental, so you are well on the way :)
 
#9
Jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft is pretty mental, so you are well on the way :)
I never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft, but I did jump out of many military ones.
 
#11
Have a mind set that nothing will stop you, even the inability of the recruiting agency to do a good job first time.

Determination.

Very much agreed with the first sentence. It applies to the recruiting office as well - I was adamant that I wanted to join the Parachute Regiment, despite brief attempts to get me elsewhere. The mindset is having single-minded determination.
 
#12
I think it might help ( but bear in mind I was never a Parachutist) that a study of their history would't be a bad idea - even something easy like watching A Bridge Too Far.

Read up on what they did in the Falklands and Suez; look up the citations for their recent VCs and enjoy.

PS - GET FIT. ^^
 

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