Pathfinders (Again)

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Zarathustra

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#1
Good people of ARRSE I come to you asking for information.

I've got the idea in my head that attempting PF Selection might be a good idea. I'm happy with the sort of build up training I'll need and all that stuff. What I've been having trouble with is locating a DIN on DII about PF Selection, I've tried searching for a variety of variations on the PF Selection theme and have not been able to find even an out of date one.

Anyone able to suggest a search phrase that will turn up what I'm looking for?
 

daywalker

LE
Kit Reviewer
#2
I know they run 1 selection a year in jan if that helps, you may struggle to get hold of anyone until post herrick. Best bet then would be to just call the CSM up who is there.
 
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Zarathustra

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#3
I know they run 1 selection a year in jan if that helps, you may struggle to get hold of anyone until post herrick. Best bet then would be to just call the CSM up who is there.
That's what I was thinking, after finding DINs for everything from SF to 4/73 I'd have thought the PF would've got in on the action. I had been hoping to find a number for their trg wing if they have one.
 

daywalker

LE
Kit Reviewer
#4
That's what I was thinking, after finding DINs for everything from SF to 4/73 I'd have thought the PF would've got in on the action. I had been hoping to find a number for their trg wing if they have one.
They don't have a training wing as such, going through the mil phone exchange should get you a number. If that doesn't work pm me and I should be able to get hold of it for you.
 
#6
Not really my area, but you might try the HDPRCC (Household Div and Para Regt Centralised Courses), which is at Aldershot if I recall correctly. I suspect that they will have some involvement in delivering the pre-course training or indeed the testing, either way they will probably know who to speak to. I'm afraid I don't have a number but the military operator should be able to help.

Alternatively, depending on your rank, speak direct to someone in HQ 16X G7.
 
#7
From Pegasus Magazine

Week 1 - Aptitude. Candidates complete 2 x 8 milers, 10 miler, 2 miler

Week 2 - Hills Phase. 4 x DS lead tabs followed by 4 test tabs culminating in endurance (distances not stated)

Week 3 - SOP Phase. Candidates taught basic SOP's incl. OP construction and contact drills

Week 4 - Range Phase. Live firing SENTA, IA and contact drills

Week 5 and 6 - Final Ex includiing typical pathfinder tasks

On completion, cadre undergoes further training (wpns, radios) then HALO course / BPC and HALO for those not already winged up.
 
#8
Not really my area, but you might try the HDPRCC (Household Div and Para Regt Centralised Courses), which is at Aldershot if I recall correctly. I suspect that they will have some involvement in delivering the pre-course training or indeed the testing, either way they will probably know who to speak to. I'm afraid I don't have a number but the military operator should be able to help.

Alternatively, depending on your rank, speak direct to someone in HQ 16X G7.
HDPRCC is now at Pirbright.
 
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Zarathustra

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#10
Thanks for the replies, I've got the info I was after.

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#14
crow_bag, just a tip, when you report on the sunday for a monday morning start, you`ll be in the block getting sorted out and the Staff will fast ball you with a beasting sesh..... be warned!!!
 
#17
I was an instructor at HDPRCC for 2 years, it didn't run anything to do with PF, however it did run a pre Para and an Advanced Nav course for pre selection candidates but would be usefull for pre PF selection too. Pre Para usually only for 5 Scots and Guards Battalions and the Advanced Nav will take outsiders if there is space.
 
#19
16X runs a pre para for all arms in 16X, including mil skills which the guys from 5 Scots and the Guards are already familiar with and can , at HDPRCC concentrate on ther fitness.
 

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