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by Woody91
Mon 12 May, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Contact Lenses in the Parachute Regiment
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

Im 17 (the other end of the age spectrum ;] ). And I'm currently in my last month of my Rugby Scholarship at Gloucester Academy =] But like you, I've got to the point where I've become bored of doing rugby day in and day out! And with regards to me eyes or contacts...I haven't a clue, but my eye sig...
by Woody91
Mon 12 May, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Contact Lenses in the Parachute Regiment
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

The BARB test is a piece of cake mate. It's just things like number distance, odd word out for example: "Hot, Cold and book. Which is the odd one out?" etc etc. And other questions like, "Tom is shorter than Bob, who is taller?" And after you have done your BARB, you do a Maths and English test, whi...
by Woody91
Mon 12 May, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Contact Lenses in the Parachute Regiment
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

No advice that I can contribute; but just to say that Im in the EXACT same position as you.

Im in the process of joining the Parachute Reg and wear glasses too, but am pretty interested in other peoples experiences of wearing contact lenses in the Paras.
by Woody91
Sun 11 May, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Women in the Paras
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Well in selection / application process, potential ruperts don't do the BARB test, because they are already deemed smart enough in most cases. But they are usually sent to the AOSB (Army Officer Selection Board) which is three days, where as soldiers are sent to ADSC (Army Development and Selection ...
by Woody91
Sun 11 May, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Women in the Paras
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Ahahaha no dramas mate.
You best be splitting that money with me fella? :lol: :D

What regiment / corps you hoping to join then?
by Woody91
Sun 11 May, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Training partner in Thanet, Kent
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Well I finish towards the end of this month, so I will be back in Folkestone roughly then.
So when I'm back I'll start training with you mate.

What aspect of your fitness you looking to improve the most?
by Woody91
Sun 11 May, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Women in the Paras
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Women are not allowed to join the Parachute Regiment (Infantry)

However, if they come from units such as RLC, RE and REME etc then they are allowed to do P-Coy to earn their maroon beret.

I hope that helps mate.
by Woody91
Sun 11 May, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Training partner in Thanet, Kent
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Well currently Im at a Rugby Academy in Gloucester, and now the seasons finished, Im doing alot more interval runs, circuit training, fartlek training, timed runs etc. Yeah, I bloody hate those doctors, I gave them an earful on Friday because basically last year applied because I was going to join s...
by Woody91
Sun 11 May, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Life inside Para Depot at Catterick
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

I've already searched for it mate, and it came up with stuff about what life is like inside the battalion.

I'm looking for the Catterick side of things.
by Woody91
Sun 11 May, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Training partner in Thanet, Kent
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Im going for the Paras fella.
Umm, well I havent had my interview yet, still waiting for the bloody doc to fill in the form!

You doing your application via Canterbury careers office?
by Woody91
Sat 10 May, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Training partner in Thanet, Kent
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Heya mate, what regiment or corps are you hoping to go for?

I live in Folkestone mate, currently training on my own at the moment.
Why type of fitness work are you doing?
by Woody91
Fri 09 May, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Life inside Para Depot at Catterick
Replies: 10
Views: 2868

Life inside Para Depot at Catterick

Would it be possible for someone to describe what an average day or week is like in the early stages of Infantry Training at Para Depot?

And any advice whilst being there?

Cheers, Woody.
by Woody91
Wed 07 May, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: What is EXACTLY done at ADSC?
Replies: 21
Views: 4905

Cheers markjb45 for the input. It's helped me out.

But like you said, you didnt get to do the gym session part of it.

Does anyone else know that in the gym session, there is a press up and sit-up assessment; completing a minimum of 70 for Paras?

Cheers, Woody.
by Woody91
Sun 04 May, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: What is EXACTLY done at ADSC?
Replies: 21
Views: 4905

What is EXACTLY done at ADSC?

Right lads, I know one of you is just going to say "try using the search button", but I have searched already and I've found that everyone is saying different things, so I just want to clear it up here. So my question is, what are the exact tests that you have to do at ADSC within the Parachute Regi...
by Woody91
Sun 27 Apr, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: ADSC and Para Training at Catterick
Replies: 1
Views: 862

ADSC and Para Training at Catterick

Hello there all, I have two questions and the first is:

1) How frequent is the ADSC? Is it every week or once a month?

and finally...

2) When are intakes for Infantry Training at Catterick (Para Depot)? Do they start every 3 months or am I completely wrong?

Please get back to me.
Thanks.

Woody.