Someone at work told me that the Pathfinders has gone "All Arms", I'm interested in going for it but I'd like to know whats involved in the selection, what training you do and what the physical standards are.
I am a young, innocent civvie and have no idea what all arms means. Could someone kindly explain with lenience on ripping the shit out of me?
I would guess it means that you can apply from any section in the army.
It has been one of the sections I have been considering when I join when Iâm 18
Correct, it means that any cook, loggie or bottle washer can apply, in days of old PF was Para Regt (and guards I think) only but its bee All Arms for eons, I know, a PF officer tried to recruit me in 93, so its been AA from at least then
PF is now Tri-Service having been All Arms for the past 10 years. In 1999 there were 11 cap badges in the PF including Reg, HCR, Sigs, RE, RA, RGR, REME, RLC and Scots Guards. The cadre is 7 weeks long and is now conducted in totally in Brecon twice a year - application process is in AGAIs but POC is the Ops WO (unfortunately he's in Afghanistan for 6 months but there is a rear party!).
Those that pass the cadre who aren't Para trained attend Basic Para asap and the cadre counts as a P Coy pass as does the Cdo cse, Camp 1 and test week.
Cheers now show me on the map where you are......and now where you're going!
Camp 1 is where the 43rd Special Intelligence and Counter-everything Regiment do their basic training and underwater knife fighting courses. They run it in a hollowed out mountain in Scotland. It's top secret, and I shouldn't really have said anything, so don't tell anyone.
sounds like a good challenge for 5.56mm!
then again, he'll proably bore us all to death on the qm's & mt threads for 6 months before with posts like 'what kit do I need for camp 1 scouts selection' & 'whats the best way to sew on my knitting badge'
PF is open to RAF & maybe Navy types too apparently.