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#1 Post by HMK »

This is the Squadron I would like to join if I pass my PGAC and obviously my TG course. However i'm sure I will be asked about it if I say this in my interview. I have searched high and low but I can't find out any information on the Pre Parachute course you must complete before joining. I'm pretty sure it's not like the one the Para's have to do, but could be wrong.

Any information would be most appreciated :D
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#2 Post by Long Timer »

Try this site - http://www.rafregiment.net/raf_regiment_video_page.htm

There is a link to a Pre Para Video. You'll need broadband as it's pretty big, excellent sound track though.

Enjoy.

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#3 Post by broders120 »

I too am interested in going 2 Sqn and I've watched the video it tells and shows you what the various parts are but there is no info ont the standards you have to meet in order to pass

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#4 Post by gunner75 »

good vid and mega link! my mate shot some of the films on the link!
I dont think all the tests on pre-para were shown but may be wrong. Iv done p-coy in the past and was on course to do reg's pre-para till my eye injury forced me out but I have a feeling with the reg its more based on individual effort ovewr team effort.
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#5 Post by HMK »

Cheers for the link Long Timer, but my bloody computer is playing up and I can't watch it! :evil: :cry:

Think all I need to know is the basics, where it takes place and how long it's for? Also what events/tests do you have to pass?

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#6 Post by Long Timer »

Fraid I don't have the latest timings, and it's a while since I did mine :wink:

I'm fairly sure there was a system a while back where you could fail a test and get a red card. If you passed the next test you could give the red card back, 2 reds and you were off the course. Nowadays I'm fairly sure you have to pass every test.

Gunner75 is spot on, Pre Para is probably the only course you will ever do, well apart from one, where you do not work as part of a team. Everything is on individual effort, especially test week.

A good planning figure for tabbing is 1 mile every 10 minutes with 40lbs, helmet and rifle.

I'm working away at present without regular internet access, when I get back I'll try and find out the latest gen, and also if they are content for it to be published on a public forum.

Edited to include - Length 3 weeks, Loc's Honington, Peak District and Brecon.

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#7 Post by HMK »

Thanks again Long Timer, got my first interview on Monday but I think thats enough information to show i'm reasonably keen! :D

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#8 Post by harry hackedoff »

Long Timer wrote:.

I'm working away at present without regular internet access, when I get back I'll try and find out the latest gen, and also if they are content for it to be published on a public forum.


Kinnell :o Is it restricted, then :P

One day the MoD will catch on to you lot :roll:
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#9 Post by Long Timer »

harry hackedoff wrote:
Long Timer wrote:.

I'm working away at present without regular internet access, when I get back I'll try and find out the latest gen, and also if they are content for it to be published on a public forum.


Kinnell :o Is it restricted, then :P


One day the MoD will catch on to you lot :roll:
Don't know about Restricted, I was thinking more of common courtesy.
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#10 Post by harry hackedoff »

Think a bit harder then.
The info is already out there in blog land :wink:
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#11 Post by Long Timer »

harry hackedoff wrote:Think a bit harder then.
The info is already out there in blog land :wink:
So, why don't you do something useful and post a link. Or does your repertoire not extend past smart arse one liners?
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#12 Post by HMK »

If it is out there and you know where it is, any chance of posting a link for me harry hackedoff? :-?

Thanks

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#13 Post by harry hackedoff »

Sorry HMK, I don`t usually spend time looking at RAF blogs and the one on pre para selection I can no longer find. I`m sure it was on bebo :-?
LT`s vid link is from this site,

http://www.rafregiment.net/index.htm

and here is another with details of the final week

http://www.nuts.co.uk/rafregiment/survival

good luck with it :wink:
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#14 Post by HMK »

Cheers for those harry hackedoff, I'll keep looking if I know they are there! :D

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#15 Post by harry hackedoff »

HMK there are several members on here who are still serving RAF. Send them a pm and I`m sure they`d be more than willing, etc.
Hyperlithe is a good bloke to ask. His name is Dave btw, say I said to say hello :wink: He`ll sort you out mate 8)
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