To chose 1 Para RAF St Athan or 2/3 Para Colchester Garrison , advice needed

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by DlllonJ, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. It's still early days yet but I was looking for some advice as to what battalion to choose if I make it all the way through Para Depot.

    Now first off I know nothing about life at either of these battalions so it would be nice if somebody could share an insight into what their battalion life was like if anybody were based in either of these locations.

    Now before looking deep into it my initial preference would be 1 Para just because of what their role is but obviously your preference doesn't mean jack.

    But I would hate to be drafted to St Athan and for it to be an absolute dive when it comes to weekends. From my assumption the night life in Colchester would be much better, I can see it being a more fun to be based here as apposed to St Athan.

    Now it's not all about the night life so what things should I take into consideration before choosing my preferred battalion?

  2. I think 1PARA do the choosing.
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  3. So you're joing to Army for the night-life and week-ends?

    I can see this ending in tears - yours. Nice avatar by the way, you must be nails...
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  4. Didn't we all?
  5. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    More importantly I take it you've already passed depot with an avatar like that...?
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  6. Dillon please tell me, you haven’t got that tattooed on your back have you?
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  7. Your entire motive for joining the army maybe?
  8. Come on scaley, that implies thought!
  9. Chest mate.
  10. My lad went and got some brands like that, just before getting binned from Harrogate. Tit.
  11. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Why? Is there some sort of metaphysical connection between an avatar and 'passing depot'? Please, enlighten us. We're all ears.
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  12. Nails, are you at the Depot yet?
  13. A fair cop guv, you got me banged to rights, I'll come quietly
  14. daywalker

    daywalker LE Reviewer

    No your right, turn up day one week and bang that bad boy up in poster form. Your screws will just love you for it...
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  15. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Where does he say he was going to do that then?
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