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by mm1306
Sat 08 May, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Which boots are the best?
Replies: 12
Views: 2696

Re: Which boots are the best?

you use what you are issued with but clever joe plays the system by going to physio and blagging a chit for free altberg sneekers (worth about £120) cos his leg hurts!!!
That's my advice anyway, issue boots are prob about the worst boots on the market, for tabbing i'd even use jungle boots instead.
by mm1306
Sat 25 Jul, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: parachute reg discharge
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Unforunately your son has picked the wrong time to get in trouble, the heirarchy have decided since recruiting has gone up it would obviously be a brilliant idea to chuck people out for the slightest infraction, new policy is 100 hours community service=discharge, interesting when there are ncos who...
by mm1306
Mon 08 Jun, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: kit list queries,
Replies: 6
Views: 2633

Bring the boots, ask if you can use them and they'll probably be fine with it,worst they could do is thrash you and thats gonna happen anyway. Of course if you want a pair of decent boots just tab with no socks, you'll get bad blisters and can actually get a chit for altbergs. Some of the "blisters"...
by mm1306
Sun 10 May, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Airsoft
Replies: 20
Views: 5602

Just been paintballing today, and there were some Airsoft lads there. Couldn't beleive it when I saw a bloke in full desert combats (it was a woodland area!! :-? ), desert boots, Para Reg stable belt, Maroon DZ flash and wings! I turned to my mates and said there is no way on this planet that this ...
by mm1306
Thu 09 Apr, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Terrain at catterick...
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

It's pretty hilly but it's nothing compared to the brecon beacons etc. However obviously you will be covering the ground quicker in Catterick.
by mm1306
Sun 08 Mar, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: 1 Para and SFSG?
Replies: 29
Views: 10482

You do not need 3 years to go to SFSG. They do allot of normal infantry work(but they get c8 s!!) but are also into all the fastroping and black kit counter terror stuff.
Remember though ct sounds ally but is maybe not so ally with the 3 hour standby.
by mm1306
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Army General Discussion
Topic: Issued Kit.
Replies: 15
Views: 4294

Used to have to pay £35 for those, the hi-tecs used to only last a month or two.
by mm1306
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ITC Caterrick & Army Q's
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

The food at itc catterick is garbage with no nutritional value and it doesn't even taste good, this particularly applies to breakfast which during p-coy etc it was often an effort to get down you. You will lose weight, don't worry about that!! Even if you have chips at least once a day, a fry up eac...
by mm1306
Sun 01 Feb, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Your Opinion
Replies: 30
Views: 5635

If you go to 2 para you could wait a long time, because of the afghan tour they have a backlog going back to November 2007. 3 para put jumps as the priority over their tour so they do not have a backlog apart from us new lot, however we may have to wait a while because of weather +plane availability...
by mm1306
Fri 30 Jan, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Different battalions in para?
Replies: 31
Views: 7928

All new platoons will supposedly send the people who pass out with them to the same battalion. This is a new system and I am not sure why it was started. In our platoon everyone got what they requested but this is rare.
by mm1306
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Just two questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Some guy on the cover of soldier magazine a few months back had a left handed SA-80 so they do exist but probably only for colonels etc.
by mm1306
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Two days in!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2727

Didn't say it was a good thing but 2 days is a short time to injure people or get them to put in their letter assuming the normal methods of beasting are used.
by mm1306
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: ITC CATTERICK fitness test
Replies: 20
Views: 4176

No set number, if your pressups are not up to scratch you will be beasting them out in the office. Probably about 50 would be the minimum expected.
by mm1306
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Para jumps?
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

You'll probably find it hard to get a jumps course with 4 para. There were 250 people wanting to go on the 96 slots for this jumps course. The funniest part is that they had a plane booked and we were going to do 5 jumps over the weekend but then it got taken off us so they sent us home for an extra...
by mm1306
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Two days in!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2727

Some platoons get more dropouts than others, there are screws who are supposed to have never passed out an original but hats off to them for getting 13 in 2 days!!!