Transfer to 4 Para

#1
Was going to PM the Duke but I thought someone else might know a bit so I would put it into the open:

Served 8 years regular infantry, 3 years TA infantry but am getting very disillusioned with the lack of motivation that is inherent within the battalion I am currently in. Consequently have been wondering if 4 Para accept transfers from other infantry battalions (obviously succesfully passing P Coy is a pre-requisite) as long as they believe you have something to offer.

Would be nice to serve with motivated blokes again, in a unit where the words 'P.T' doesn't thin half the company out and when its time to go into the field there is a bare handful of attenders but adventure training or on-the-piss weekends and people you didn't even realise were still in come out the woodwork.
 
#2
Why dont you go for broke and selection. What do you have to lose?

You sound motivated.Do it
 
#4
I've considered attempting selection but the intensity of the programme, i.e 5-6 weeks off for test week, continuation training, BPC, all in the same calendar year is not something I could get signed off by my employer.
 

The_Duke

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#5
OK, I'll post the same answer in open forum as I would have given you by PM.

4 Para welcome transfers in from other units. As a trained infantry soldier you would come across and keep your rank (assuming suitable qualifications held and PIDs available to accept you into to). You would need to pass P Coy, which would entail you attending a fair amount of a recruit cadre to get your fitness up to the standard required, and to allow you to get to know the people you will be doing P Coy with.

Just turning up and going to P Coy is not an option - you will need to prove that you have the ability to make a reasonable attempt at it before you will be put forward.
 
#6
OK, I'll post the same answer in open forum as I would have given you by PM.

4 Para welcome transfers in from other units. As a trained infantry soldier you would come across and keep your rank (assuming suitable qualifications held and PIDs available to accept you into to). You would need to pass P Coy, which would entail you attending a fair amount of a recruit cadre to get your fitness up to the standard required, and to allow you to get to know the people you will be doing P Coy with.



Just turning up and going to P Coy is not an option - you will need to prove that you have the ability to make a reasonable attempt at it before you will be put forward.
I'll revert to the other means as any more info and somebody from my current battalion who is particularly eagle-eyed could ping me.
 

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