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by faddius
Sun 21 Sep, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: When should I give up and call it a day?
Replies: 16
Views: 5313

Joe-T sounds like the injury you could possibly have is Morton's Neuroma. I get this when I do extended runs of 3+ hours and there's not much you can do about it unless you go down the drastic surgery route. I'd suggest you find yourself a top notch sports podiatrist and get it properly dealt with s...
by faddius
Fri 02 May, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: PRMC 3 miler, how is it done?
Replies: 15
Views: 4068

With a little surprise treat at the end of it... :lol:
by faddius
Wed 16 Apr, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Energy drinks really do work!
Replies: 51
Views: 9309

Caffeine tabs or gels with caffeine extract are often used by adventure racers and ultra runners for two purposes (by-and-large these are very minimal dosages however i.e less than the equivalent of a cup of coffee): 1. Running/excercising for 20+ hours non-stop and not having any rest the mind gets...
by faddius
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Potential Officer Courses
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Potential Officer Courses

I have just completed the Gunners Potential Officers Course. For those considering a commission in the army irrespective of where you think you want to go, I would thoroughly recommend this visit. The visit includes: group sports session, PowerPoint demonstration, live fire power demo (fantastic :P ...
by faddius
Thu 13 Mar, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Officer help
Replies: 14
Views: 3944

For the info you require go to www.army.mod.uk and click around. It tells you everything. e.g. http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/join_the_infantry/officer_careers/index.htm Non-Graduate Officer: "There is no requirement for those wanting to join the officer to go to unversity. The requirement to join ...
by faddius
Thu 28 Feb, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Announcements, News & Media
Topic: Prince Harry In Afghanistan
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Stuck over in yank land at the moment and it appears it was the Drudge Report which leaked the news (according to Fox News - unfortunately the only news station on the bloody tv at the moment). I can imagine how dissapointed Harry is having to leave early but well done to him for going out there.
by faddius
Wed 27 Feb, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Para's AACC?
Replies: 5
Views: 2015

The Parachute Regiment equivalent of the AACC is the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection Course (AAPPS). Royal Marine officers do YO Comando Course and not the AACC, whereas Parachute Regiment Officers do the AAPPS and not the Pre-Parachute Selection (PPS) course (regular and TA personnel).
by faddius
Fri 15 Feb, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Standard issue Army boots...
Replies: 11
Views: 4895

I need them for the Para POC. I know in Lympstone they issue you with some for the PRMC.
by faddius
Fri 15 Feb, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Standard issue Army boots...
Replies: 11
Views: 4895

I need to pick up a standard pair of Army boots this weekend for an upcoming POC. Does anyone know what I should ask for exactly bootwise ( I hav a pair of black Lowas for mountaineering but I presume these would be frowned upon during the POC :roll: ) and also recommend a resonably priced shop in L...
by faddius
Tue 12 Feb, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: AACC Preparation
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

If you are looking for some good accounts of the AACC worth looking at 59 Cdo RE's page http://www.army.mod.uk/royalengineers/org/59sqn/commando_training/index.htm They have a good description of their conditioning course, pre-AACC and the AACC and personal accounts of a NCO and 2Lt on the courses. ...
by faddius
Mon 11 Feb, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Book List for Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces
Replies: 35
Views: 42427

It was an alright book. I preferred the book Hidden Soldier by Padraig O'Keeffe in which he describes his time through training and then being posted to the 6th REG (Foregin Legion sappers and engineers) and doing tours in Cambodia, Sarajevo and Bosnia. The final third of the book he goes into detai...
by faddius
Sun 10 Feb, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Book List for Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces
Replies: 35
Views: 42427

French Foreign Legion's 2e Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes (2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment)

The Paratroopers of the French Foreign Legion: From Vietnam to Bosnia by Howard Simpson
by faddius
Sun 10 Feb, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Parachute Reg Books
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Thanks guys :D The above reading coupled with SO19's very comprehensive :o Parachute Regiment/Airborne Forces booklist viewtopic.php?p=202332#202332 should certianly keep me out of trouble for a few weeks/months :oops:
by faddius
Sat 09 Feb, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Parachute Reg Books
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Parachute Reg Books

I'm looking to get my hands on some good books on the Paras. Really looking for a definitive history book along the lines of The Royal Marines: From Sea Soldiers To A Special Force by Julian Thompson. Recently read the 3 Para book and the General Sir Mike Jackson autobiography both great reads. Than...
by faddius
Thu 07 Feb, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: 16 Air Assault Bdge to replace 52 Infantry Bgde
Replies: 23
Views: 4304

Does anyone remeber a photo of a bunch of yank SF lads doing the rounds at the commencement of land action in Afganistan. It was a bunch of US lads armed to the teeth with all the gizmos attached onto their rifles, kited with their usual oakleys and wild beards, moseying around on horses. One SF lad...