Ok, so I'm joining the paras, and while I'm training hard for that, I also have fully researched SAS selection as well, and read all about their missions, lifestyle, etc, and while theres obviously a long way to go, I just want to know that, should I be ready, I would be able to apply for selection after 3 years, and stand a good chance of getting in. Now I read in Richard Mcmunns book 'How2join The SAS' that you can pass everything, do well, be good enough to be in the regiment, have good enough fitness, mental strength and the DI's like you and everything, but you can still fail if 'your face doesn't fit' what does this mean? I have brown skin, will this make a difference?! With that said, I know that the SAS is far more picky, does having brown skin affect my chances of getting in. (i.e is racism more than just banter there?). Finally, what are the eyesite requirements? I have 3.5 diopteres, this probably isn't good enough, but there are ways of improving it.