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by gpw2009
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: How hard is it to join the Paras?
Replies: 8
Views: 7868

Ok well my fitness is not amazing I would say its good but I need to work harder but I have brilliant determination (i've been told this over the years) i never give up not matter if i have a stitch or i just cant go any further i just keep running until i faint lol its happened a few times :) So w...
by gpw2009
Thu 17 Dec, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Para application Mark II....
Replies: 68
Views: 16197

_Mark_ wrote:Did they find out that you called your plt sgt a fat, lazy, bum bandit? :lol:
Not quite mate! Just warning off future recruits! :wink:

Not too much has changed mate, still hard as f@#k but still worth it. The blocks are top notch, when everything is working!

Will PM you mate!
by gpw2009
Sun 22 Nov, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Para application Mark II....
Replies: 68
Views: 16197

Back home after 5 weeks of shit! Worth it though. TOP TIP: my fitness is shocking, thought I was doing enough but clearly not! Whatever you are doing, do more! The standerd is high and the fitness it extreamly hard. Picked up a back injury after only tabbing a couple of miles with the bergan and all...
by gpw2009
Sun 18 Oct, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Para application Mark II....
Replies: 68
Views: 16197

Well I'm off to be a paratrooper! Thanks for all the advice and help. Will post when I'm home on leave!

Remember everyone who is waiting.... IT WILL COME!

Utrinque Paratus("Ready for Anything")
by gpw2009
Fri 16 Oct, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Welcome to the forum. You, and your family, definatly have alot of experience!

I'm just about to join the Parachute Regiment (training Depot.) on Sunday, I bet you have a few tales to tell of training and operations / deployments in your day!
by gpw2009
Tue 13 Oct, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

I handed in my application in to my AFCO in March, start Para Depot On October 18th (Sunday, get in!!! :D ) And this was before it started to go really mental with recruiting, and an application from Ireland may take a bit longer!

So you have a while to get fit mate! :wink:
by gpw2009
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Running
Replies: 64
Views: 8691

Yeah..... you should check it out later, it's better with the music! :D
by gpw2009
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Running
Replies: 64
Views: 8691

HRH wrote:I'm a bit obsessed with 'Use Somebody' at the mo so I'd have to agree with the lizzard
Check this out then HRH:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnrJvIgeKXc&feature=fvw
by gpw2009
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Running
Replies: 64
Views: 8691

Kasabian are good to get you going! Kings of Leon are abit too slow and mellow most of the time!
by gpw2009
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Running
Replies: 64
Views: 8691

Apparently some expreriment proved that running to classical music improves performance and speed more than any other type of music, altho I've never tried running to it let alone listening to it lol I'm definatly going to give this a go now! :D I bet you have loads of it on your i-pod really! :P
by gpw2009
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: PRAC,trainasium,sit ups,press ups,1.5 mile run,steeplechase
Replies: 6
Views: 4387

Leyton1990 wrote:Jumps at RAF Brize Norton right? then you earn your wings after 8 successful jumps.
Yes mate, as far as I'm aware. There are a couple of serving and ex serving members on here who could clarify it though! :wink:
by gpw2009
Tue 06 Oct, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: PRAC,trainasium,sit ups,press ups,1.5 mile run,steeplechase
Replies: 6
Views: 4387

Leyton1990 wrote:Pre-Selection
ADSC
PRAC
ITC Catterick
P Company

That the order?
Yes mucker. But you still haven't finshed training after P-Coy. You have to do the final excercise and live firing ranges until you can pass out! (please correct me if I'm wrong) Then it's your jumps, whenever you can fit that in. 8)
by gpw2009
Sun 04 Oct, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Para application Mark II....
Replies: 68
Views: 16197

paraprep1 wrote:noone wats to get backsquaded in our platoon because your the first platoon to come in after us, 11 weeks back!! :o
I hope I don't see you in my plt. then mate, in the nicest possible way! Injury is a nightmare, but you'll be sound! :D
by gpw2009
Sun 04 Oct, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Para application Mark II....
Replies: 68
Views: 16197

bored_stupid wrote:I must say though, I'm jealous as hell!!
Gutted for you mucker.... really am!

Cheers for the help! :wink:
by gpw2009
Sat 03 Oct, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Para application Mark II....
Replies: 68
Views: 16197

paraprep1 wrote:see you in the scoff house with your c@#t cap buddy :D !
Nice one mucker.... don't take the pi** to much though! :D

What week you in now?