Pathfinders

#1
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.
 
#3
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 I’m 18
Thanks
Edd
 
#4
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
 
#5
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!
 
#8
HALO_Patrol said:
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.
Are you sure of your facts there? I'd heard that passing the Pathfinder course negates the need to attend P-company, but hadn't heard about the rest.
 
#9
Tartan_Terrier said:
HALO_Patrol said:
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.
Are you sure of your facts there? I'd heard that passing the Pathfinder course negates the need to attend P-company, but hadn't heard about the rest.
Thats what he said, its just a little mumbled

Passing PF means you can go straight to MPC without doing P Coy, same as doing the AACC
 
#10
HALO_Patrol said:
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.
Can anyone confirm that the above is also true for officers - i.e. can officers from any arm do PF selection? Or do PF officers have to be from Para Reg?

Thanks in advance,

BB
 

BBear

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#11
Tartan_Terrier said:
HALO_Patrol said:
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.
Are you sure of your facts there? I'd heard that passing the Pathfinder course negates the need to attend P-company, but hadn't heard about the rest.
What is Camp 1? Another super sneaky beaky course? :roll:
 
#12
BBear said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
HALO_Patrol said:
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.
Are you sure of your facts there? I'd heard that passing the Pathfinder course negates the need to attend P-company, but hadn't heard about the rest.
What is Camp 1? Another super sneaky beaky course? :roll:

the first rule of fight club... :lol:
 
#13
BBear said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
HALO_Patrol said:
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.
Are you sure of your facts there? I'd heard that passing the Pathfinder course negates the need to attend P-company, but hadn't heard about the rest.
[/b]What is Camp 1? Another super sneaky beaky course? :roll:
dont know what camp 1 is ether.
 
#14
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.

Shhhhh...
 
#16
freedomofspeech said:
BBear said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
HALO_Patrol said:
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.
Are you sure of your facts there? I'd heard that passing the Pathfinder course negates the need to attend P-company, but hadn't heard about the rest.
[/b]What is Camp 1? Another super sneaky beaky course? :roll:
dont know what camp 1 is ether.


If you have to ask you dont need to know
 
#17
Come on its not hard, anyone of normal fitness can make the grade.

Watching a few old black and white movies about the Scotish crofters and a jog in the park and your off to 49 PARA as a SQMS.

Old_Bloke YOUR FOLLOW-ON POST WAS DELETED FOR LACK OF TASTE.

DM
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#18
hahahahahahahahah oooooooohhhhh Fcukin 'ell, your goin straight ta hell for that one!!!!
LMAO :D :D :D

Ps, Camp one, is when the boy scouts take ya into the woods and light fires and you might get your knitting badge if your really good :eek:
 
#19
F_A_B__BABY! said:
hahahahahahahahah oooooooohhhhh Fcukin 'ell, your goin straight ta hell for that one!!!!
LMAO :D :D :D

Ps, Camp one, is when the boy scouts take ya into the woods and light fires and you might get your knitting badge if your really good :eek:
Shhhh! You werent supposed to tell!
 
#20
F_A_B__BABY! said:
hahahahahahahahah oooooooohhhhh Fcukin 'ell, your goin straight ta hell for that one!!!!
LMAO :D :D :D

Ps, Camp one, is when the boy scouts take ya into the woods and light fires and you might get your knitting badge if your really good :eek:
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' :D

PF is open to RAF & maybe Navy types too apparently.
 

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