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Random Quesions RE: Paras/7RHA

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Random Quesions RE: Paras/7RHA

#1 Post by copymenu »

1. Is the 26 week CIC course harder for Paras? (Not including P-Company obviously)
2. Can a person join The Regiment if they wear glasses?
3. Do Potential recruits do all their selection at the same ATC's as the rest of the army-so the interviews, 'BARB' test and 'Icebreaker'? Or do Parachute Regiment applicants undergo a more specific selection?
4. When it comes to applying for Airborne Artillery do you mention that at your selection center or do you find out after you have completed your training?

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#2 Post by kieran turner »

removed due to mongness
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#3 Post by SandyTheGuvnor »

I wish people would stop commenting on things they do not have a clue about
Things you feel like doing after being hit in the liver :
-Vomitting
-Suffocating
-Shitting yourself
-Passing out
-Crying for your mummy
-Stop taking part in any kind of violent sport.......

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#4 Post by sky ninja steve »

i second that
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#5 Post by kieran turner »

SandyTheGuvnor wrote:I wish people would stop commenting on things they do not have a clue about
Now removed, my apologies, I was under the impression that was the way it went. Once again apologies.

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Re: Random Quesions RE: Paras/7RHA

#6 Post by confused_bolton_boy »

copymenu wrote: 2. Can a person join The Regiment if they wear glasses?
Well, can they?

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Re: Random Quesions RE: Paras/7RHA

#7 Post by JunkBox »

confused_bolton_boy wrote:
copymenu wrote: 2. Can a person join The Regiment if they wear glasses?
Well, can they?
I'm sure there are plenty of people in the army that wear glasses/contacts.
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#8 Post by Tab »

All I can say is I never ever saw any one wearing glasses when i was in the Mob

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#9 Post by confused_bolton_boy »

Fair enough. Just wanted to ask people that actually know what they're talking about. I'm just a wee bit confused about it, that's all. Some posts on this site suggest that a slightly lazy eye may stop you from joining the army. But I'm sure it said on a form I had that I should bring the glasses and the opticians prescription with me when I go to ADSC for the medical. Plus I definitely saw a soldier in afghanistan on a TV program wearing them and he was from 45. Commando but can Paras wear glasses or contact lenses? :-? I wish people wouldn't make comments if they don't know what they're talking about, how am I supposed to know the chocolate from the bullsh*t?
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#10 Post by gpw2009 »

confused_bolton_boy wrote: how am I supposed to know the chocolate from the bullsh*t?
Ask your local AFCO??? :roll:

I wear glasses for reading and watching tv, short sighted, and I'm joining :D
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#11 Post by bored_stupid »

confused_bolton_boy wrote:can Paras wear glasses or contact lenses? :-?
Yes you can, so long as you meet the standard. (if you do a search on here there are posts which even state what that entry standard is)

Wearing glasses/contacts wont stop you serving in the Paras that's a fact.

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#12 Post by Leyton1990 »

You cant wear contact lenses what so ever,

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#13 Post by gunner75 »

you CAN wear contact lenses, unless it has all changed now. I know that soft lense disposables are acceptable but hard gas rigids are frowned upon.
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#14 Post by Leyton1990 »

Can you wear contacts lenses whilst at ITC Catterick?

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#15 Post by bored_stupid »

Yes, you can wear contacts at Catterick although sometimes the staff just love to see you in your issue black bins, after all they can't hear what you're saying if you don't have your glasses on Joe!! :lol:

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