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by dwarfy
Mon 13 Oct, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: INJURIES!
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Gudwin, As mentioned by dave, it really does sound like an overuse injury, what of course we cant say. Even if it isnt, and its simply a pain that may go away, the advice about NOT running everyday STILL stands. Rest days, especially those that rest 'impact' on your body (such as running), are very ...
by dwarfy
Mon 13 Oct, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Being able 2 drive in the paras
Replies: 32
Views: 5347

dwarfy, Once you've passed mate, you'll wonder what the fuss was about. Seriously, the driving test itself isn't that hard, nerves is the biggest problem I guess. Good luck with the re-take, sounds like you have it mastered. I hope I haven't come across as big headed in my post, no offence intended...
by dwarfy
Sun 12 Oct, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Being able 2 drive in the paras
Replies: 32
Views: 5347

Yeah all i meant with my age was that in being older and more mature im aware that i will by no means 'no it all' when i pass my test. With that in mind i wont be going out driving like im Luis Hamilton, therefore when i do make the mistakes you make when still 'learning', i'll be in a position for ...
by dwarfy
Sat 11 Oct, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Being able 2 drive in the paras
Replies: 32
Views: 5347

David, Doesnt sound big headed at all mate, i know people who have passed first time and their crap.... :lol: But in all seriosness its just getting me so annoyed, im 26, carefull when driving and i do respect the road. Im not 17 and raring to rip it up once ive sat in a car for 40 minutes. I want t...
by dwarfy
Sat 11 Oct, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Little help for picking my regiment this year please.
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Massive thread hijack, But, as ive got both druadan and para01 here i thought i'd ask as i think they may have some info. Druadan, may be wrong but i have a feeling you mentioned a fair while back that you were learning Pashtu? Did you by any chance use the Rosetta Stone packages for that, as i've h...
by dwarfy
Fri 10 Oct, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: black masking tape
Replies: 10
Views: 2675

Yeah you may aswell mate, you'll be able to get it down there from the NAAFI or wherever but you might not have that much time on your hands so get some before you go. Have you been issued boots yet? If so go out in them a) to wear them in and b) you can establish where your likely to get blisters b...
by dwarfy
Fri 10 Oct, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: black masking tape
Replies: 10
Views: 2675

Its zinc oxide tape for your feet, to simply add a bit of extra 'skin' to stop blisters. It works for some people, not for others, blisters are something you might just get regardless im afraid. As for the black masking tape or 'maskers' it will be for squaring away any loose straps on your bergen o...
by dwarfy
Thu 09 Oct, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info from insight night
Replies: 10
Views: 2817

Not really mate.Even with the large commitments that are now being made by Reservists, from the feedback i have heard, in the majority of cases, you are able to carry on with your civilian career with 'little' hinderence. I say that some what loosely as of course there is a distrurbance to it, for b...
by dwarfy
Thu 09 Oct, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info from insight night
Replies: 10
Views: 2817

'the marines are not so far behind'.....No bite here. :lol: Yeah, alot of the lads i have spoken to including some of the training team who have been and done it in various places say the same thing, that being that ghanners is a different ball game. As you have mentioned above in your first post as...
by dwarfy
Thu 09 Oct, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Being able 2 drive in the paras
Replies: 32
Views: 5347

milleredgeside, I'd drop the attitude if i were you or you certainly wont get any answers to your questions. Sterion was actually giving you some sound advice about conduct on here regarding text and slang speak. This site is for people who wish to join the military and there are many on here that ...
by dwarfy
Thu 09 Oct, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Being able 2 drive in the paras
Replies: 32
Views: 5347

milleredgeside, I'd drop the attitude if i were you or you certainly wont get any answers to your questions. Sterion was actually giving you some sound advice about conduct on here regarding text and slang speak. This site is for people who wish to join the military and there are many on here that a...
by dwarfy
Thu 09 Oct, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info from insight night
Replies: 10
Views: 2817

Phoenix, Just to say, with regards to deploying as a reservist, you arent looking at simply the length of the tour as the duration you would be mobilised for. You mentioned 6 months away from your civilian job, it would be very much more like a year in total, possibly more. The guys at my unit who s...
by dwarfy
Tue 07 Oct, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6859

I doubt this is a wind up, and personally i dont think he is 'gobbing' off. He has clearly stated he respects the knowlegde and experience others have regarding training for the 'military' and training for 'combat' fitness once in, but to be fair to him he has not said he is an expert or even a novi...
by dwarfy
Sat 04 Oct, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Rejected from the army!
Replies: 26
Views: 7345

Fair one mate, why not go to college enjoy yourself, get some qualifications, some life experience and then go for it after?

You can use your time to really get your fitness up to scratch aswell whilst your at college without too much pressure regarding time constraints.

Enjoy it!

Dwarfy
by dwarfy
Fri 03 Oct, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Rejected from the army!
Replies: 26
Views: 7345

Have a look for yourself. http://www.royalmarines.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6714 Be prepared to make a fair few sacrifices if you wish to get very far with it.Out of my phase one troop (we started with around 35-40 aprx) only 6 or 7 i believe went on their phase one course at CTC, two of which had serv...