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General discussions on joining & training in The Parachute Regiment.
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eddie_smith
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#1 Post by eddie_smith »

How long does the Parachute Regiment Training last for? From start to finish

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It's 28 weeks basic training at Catterick then a 4 week jumps course at Brize Norton.

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I've just got a job brief from careers office that says 26 weeks then 4 weeks jump course and says same on para dvd. Why do people confuse me? Which one is it? :)

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#4 Post by theuncharmed »

Chances are it 26 weeks with 2 weeks CIC and P-Coy.

I had trouble with so many different stories of how and what with the Paras - heck I've been given different times and dates for meetings too.

The important thing, is that it doesn't matter. If you want to be a Para you'll do the course regardless - 26 / 28 weeks, same difference to me.

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#5 Post by agapito »

Know what I always wonderd, does training count as part of your 4 years minimum service?

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sterion66 wrote:I've just got a job brief from careers office that says 26 weeks then 4 weeks jump course and says same on para dvd. Why do people confuse me? which 1 is it :)
It'll just be an out of date version of the joining instructions. The course was 26 weeks but has been increased to 28 weeks.

Anyway see for yourself here's a link to one of Sandy the Guvnor's posts:

viewtopic.php?p=191723&highlight=#191723

agapito Yes your basic training does count to your 4 years service, unless you're under 18 in which case it starts from your 18th birthday.

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