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by Boxingmad
Tue 03 Apr, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Upper-age limit for the Paras
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

It's for the whole army, not just the Paras. They're short of recruits so they're letting everyone have a crack at it, not just young 'uns. However, the Paras' standards won't have changed, so they'll still have good quality men training to be paratroopers. Age means nothing. If you're fit enough, y...
by Boxingmad
Mon 02 Apr, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Upper-age limit for the Paras
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

I'm 30. Might do an S type for 12 months as I'm training in TA, but getting restless at work, and could do with some time out.
by Boxingmad
Sun 01 Apr, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: TA to Regulars
Replies: 4
Views: 3759

There's a thing called an S Type Engagement where you can go to the regs from TA for a certain period. I'm not sure if you'd have to go through recruit training though.
by Boxingmad
Thu 29 Mar, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Pre Para Course
Replies: 8
Views: 3952

I've just posted a link for the 16 AAB's website, and in the photo section there's a section for what looks like a pre-P Coy build-up course run by the Brigade. Could that be what you're after?
by Boxingmad
Thu 29 Mar, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: 16 AAB - Website
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

16 AAB - Website

Was just looking around the Brigade's website, and noticed that they've done it up quite considerably. Lots of pics as well, from all areas of
Brigade life. Pretty good.

www.army.mod.uk/16_air_asslt_bde/index.html
by Boxingmad
Thu 22 Mar, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Stuart Elwell - pro boxer
Replies: 29
Views: 12353

Stuart Elwell - pro boxer

Thought you guys might like to know about this fella, he's got an important fight this Friday. He's starting to get a bit of recognition.

http://www.britishboxing.net/news_2193- ... nnell.html
by Boxingmad
Wed 21 Mar, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: The Paras TV Series (1982) on YouTube
Replies: 16
Views: 3974

The Paras TV Series (1982) on YouTube

www.youtube.com/profile?user=wayne7196

This bloke has put pretty much all of the whole series on YouTube, so now everyone can see it. I think he's still got an episode or two to download, but everything else is there. He's also put the P Coy documentary from 1992 on there as well.
by Boxingmad
Wed 21 Mar, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 PARA
Replies: 21
Views: 5951

Phone them

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by Boxingmad
Wed 21 Mar, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Upper age limit for the Paras
Replies: 10
Views: 4214

Upper age limit for the Paras

Is it still 26 years old for the upper-age limit for para reg, or have they had to go with the government's new policy & take in people up to 33?
by Boxingmad
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Upper-age limit for the Paras
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

Upper-age limit for the Paras

Is it still 26 years old for the upper-age limit for para reg, or have they had to go with the government's new policy & take in people up to 33?
by Boxingmad
Tue 20 Mar, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 PARA
Replies: 21
Views: 5951

We're going out of town on the weekends Boxing. Pirbright, Catterick & that one up by Leeds all on the schedule. Yeah, Pirbright's OK - easy to get to etc, Pudsey & Catterick take much longer, so the weekends are pretty action-packed and intense coz' they leave for London early. A lot of travelling...
by Boxingmad
Sun 11 Mar, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 PARA
Replies: 21
Views: 5951

jimw100, U doin' all your training at White City?
by Boxingmad
Sun 11 Mar, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 PARA
Replies: 21
Views: 5951

Agree with that. I think just a 10 miler to see how you are is probably more likely. However, there are some ex reg guys who'll do it again just for fun!
by Boxingmad
Sun 11 Mar, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 PARA
Replies: 21
Views: 5951

There's a time limit for anyone who may have previously done P Coy who have to do it again, I think it's a certain no. of months/years. They may just get you to do a 10 miler to see how you are. Check with the PSAO first. As for trained infantry, if you've done CIC, you can go straight to P Coy, unl...
by Boxingmad
Sun 11 Mar, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Outlaw - "Out of the war... into the battlefield"
Replies: 10
Views: 4005

It's a well-made movie, although there's too much shaky camera-work for my liking. Trouble is, it's another movie portraying ex-reg guys as unhinged lunatics (remember Dead Man's Shoes?)