Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by caesar6, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. hey,

    I have just finished university and am looking to join the army.

    I want to join the paras. I don't know whether to try for Sandurst first or apply straight to the paras and the try and get commissioned after 3-4 years.

    If I go to Sandhurst I may not be assigned to the paras.

    Also I heard the selection process for Sandhurst takes ages.

    What do you think is the better choice?

    I've started training and am a fast runner and can do about a 12.5 on the beep test. Do you recommend starting boxing as I have heard you need to be able to hold your own in the paras (lots of fights).

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Go and read the many many threads on such subjects...then come back!
  3. Give me a 'W'...

    Give me an 'A'...

    Give me a 'H'...

    ....and what do you get?
  4. I'm not trying to be WAH or anything. Just interested in what you guys recommend I do.
  5. If you want to be an Officer and have the quals go to Sandhurst.
    If you are good enough, the Paras will snap you up but you will need to be getting very good results in fitness and tactical work.