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by kieran turner
Fri 28 Aug, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Random Quesions RE: Paras/7RHA
Replies: 15
Views: 4864

SandyTheGuvnor wrote:I wish people would stop commenting on things they do not have a clue about
Now removed, my apologies, I was under the impression that was the way it went. Once again apologies.
by kieran turner
Fri 28 Aug, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Random Quesions RE: Paras/7RHA
Replies: 15
Views: 4864

removed due to mongness
by kieran turner
Fri 14 Aug, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: A few questions about joining the TA
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

If you've already done your BARB and your medical you will not have to repeat it on your RSW. The whole process between your application and you getting to weekend 1 varies, there's loads of variables that can slow down the process. With regards to the time it will take to complete your Basic traini...
by kieran turner
Thu 13 Aug, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: First Weekend Training at Exeter
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

Set your webbing up before you down there, make sure it's ally as hell (FFS don't have straps flapping everywhere get em taped up with some ally black or the like), same with all your kit. You only get one first impression.

Anyway good luck and enjoy.
by kieran turner
Wed 12 Aug, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: A few questions about joining the TA
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

Selection or RSW as it's called is basically the same as Regular Army selection. You do some team tasks, PFT run (2.4k proceeded by an 800m warm up), strenght tests and possibly as BARB test. This will usually be conducted at your local Training Bde. over the course of a weekend. As for application ...
by kieran turner
Fri 07 Aug, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Recommended Media
Topic: Apache by Ed Macy
Replies: 1
Views: 1592

One of the best books I have read to date, took me 2 days to finish, couldn't put it down.

As previously mentioned I also didn't realise the amount of skill and training needed to fly an Apache.

Superb read!
by kieran turner
Fri 24 Apr, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Bergen Weight.
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Good advice from the lads as normal. I'd consider going on short runs on soft ground to break your boots in, try and get over varying terrain. Don't blast yourself in them just go at a nice staedy pace and do some speed marching in them. I'd do far more running in GOOD trainers just to get the ol' c...
by kieran turner
Sun 19 Apr, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 PARA SELECTION
Replies: 5
Views: 4086

I'm guessing it was an RSW you went on, your correct that if you wish to airborne then you have to obtain higher standards the other units there. When I say airborne I don't just mean 4 Para, when I did the RSW I had to attain higher standards than other potential recruits due to my unit being an ai...
by kieran turner
Wed 25 Feb, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: Recruit selection day at Exeter
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

You should get a letter from your unit stating what you'll undertake whilst there and a list of kit you'll need for the three days. You'll perform: an ice breaker Physical tests including 2.4km run and test of upper and lower body strenght. Basically it's all the same as the regs, have a scout round...
by kieran turner
Sat 07 Feb, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Sniper in marines?
Replies: 17
Views: 6799

Obi Wans right! There is an element of luck involved in accuratley estimating the position of a mobile target 4 seconds after you've pulled the trigger. I think the longest confirmed kill was by a Canadian called Carl Furlong at circa 2500y with a McMillan Tac.50 (not a Barrett, contrary to popular ...
by kieran turner
Wed 21 Jan, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Cross country
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

Thats a decent time mate, but you can always do better :o :D As mentioned by others you yourself will know if it was a good time within yourself as only you will know if you gave 100 percent or if you slacked.# Good effort anyway, keep it up! I get the impression you are of the japanese racing snake...
by kieran turner
Wed 21 Jan, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: paras 10
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

I am again this year. IMO it's a worthwhile insight into the type of training the Paras do. By all means do the event but I'd suggest setting a goal(depending on fitness) and TRAINING towards it some months prior to the event. This was the first insight into any form of tabbing/speed marching I ever...
by kieran turner
Fri 16 Jan, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: I do not usually do this.
Replies: 22
Views: 6261

'Tis done!
by kieran turner
Thu 25 Dec, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: BMI Test
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

I wouldn't unduly worry about your current BMI mate, it's only a loose guide for normal people.

My BMI is 26, I aren't particularly worried though as mentioned above generally I'm carrying a bit more muscle than your average person. You'll know yourself if you need to loose weight and anyway mate.
by kieran turner
Sat 29 Nov, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Royal Marines K.I.A
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

RIP lads. Can't say much more than thankyou!