PRAC-PRMC

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by mc-123, Apr 17, 2009.

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  1. Alright,
    has anyone passed the PRAC Parachute Regiment Aptitude Course? Is it basically the same as the PRMC Course in terms of how physically demanding it is. I’m a where that both the parachute regiment and royal marines are considered elite and are fiercely proud and respected and it is not my intension to start a never ending debate over who is harder. :D
     
  2. I think you mean "aware" :D
     
  3. Oh no he didn't
     
  4. is this More to your liking? :roll:

    has anyone passed the PRAC Parachute Regiment Aptitude Course? Is it basically the same as the PRMC Course in terms of how physically demanding it is. I’m aware that both the parachute regiment and royal marines are considered elite and are fiercely proud and respected and it is not my intension to start a never ending debate over who is harder.
     
  5. Havent been on it but got a big wod of papers about it the other day from ACO. I THINK its done once selection has been passed, but is not compulsary. Are you booked on one then?
     
  6. Im a bit out of date mate but my (then called) PRC was cracking, 3 days IIRC, then we had a course intro that night, an hour or 2 in the Naafi talking to some of the nods in the later stages of training and a couple of Kings Squad lads.
    Day 2 was completion of the USMC fitness tests, usual crack, press ups, sit ups, pull ups, then straight outside for some sprints followed by a splash in the pool.
    Again, IIRC ! The afternoon phase was being bussed over to the common and we were trashed round the endurance course, bit of a log race after then back into camp, dhobied all the kit, had a go in the Small Arms Trainer, into the training wing for a bit of corps history, loads of interesting bumpf about specialisation ect ect.
    Last day, some ariel confidence, a go at the bottom field then end of course admin which was a quick chat with the boss and a yes or no to come back, simples.
    It moves fast, keeps you interested and gives you an idea of what they are going to look for in an individual when you tip up at the Commando Halt.
    Dont take any potential recruits cadre for entry to an arduos course too lightly though, there were some ex army lads on my PRC, some that served on Granby, some that had been out only a few months and 2 of them were given a freddie fail, point being even if you shoot round the obstacles, knock out 18 pull ups, and fly over the endurance course you can be binned just as easy as a knacker as the training team are constantly watching how you react and perform in all situations, one moron on mine started a shoving match with a nod over some bread in the galley !
    In terms of the PRAC, our kid said (again, some time ago) it was similar in some respects to the PRC and not in others, just keep your head down, keep your bone questions to yourself (everyone has them!), absorb whats being said and remember "admin, admin, admin" as there is half a chance that if your kit works and is in good order then so will you be !
    Reni
     
  7. cheers reni_77 Hopefully they won’t thrash us as much