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hello, im thinking about joining the paras after i finish high school and i just want to know if its a better idea to join at 18 because ill be more mature (in theory) when im older but i may have to many comitments by that stage. thanks alot

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#2 Post by goldie ex rmp »

You will know if you want to join mate so don't ask us for the answer you already know :D :D :D
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#3 Post by Foley »

that is actualy good advice and ill take it thanks

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#4 Post by goldie ex rmp »

That will be £50.00 please :D
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#5 Post by james connolly »

hi i would like some advice on the selection course if any one has any plz
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@james connolly

Ignore what anyone tells you about the paras, that's probably the best advice. They all love a bit of para bashing at RSC, probably cause there's not usually any paras there :lol:

As for the physical side when I went it was pretty easy, most people had no trouble at all on the strength tests. The run we had was a slow jog stopping every so often to stretch then your best effort, don't think I need to say anything else on that really.

The team tasks; basically the staff want to see you getting involved, putting your ideas across and listening to the ideas of others. It's more about how you work with other people than anything else so even if your team don't complete the task doesn't mean you've done bad.

All in all there's not much to worry about really just relax and be yourself and you'll do fine!!

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#7 Post by james connolly »

cheers for the advice mate just needed a bit off info im hopfully joining up in about 9-10 weeks i think im pritty fit so thanks for the advice again :D
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Your welcome mate.

When you say your joining up in 9-10 weeks do you mean you're putting your application in then or going to RSC?

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#9 Post by james connolly »

putting my application form in
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#10 Post by Tab »

Good luck to you James, each week that passes you will find life will get easier as you get used to the routine. If yo really want it you can do it, it is up to you. Let us know how you are getting along

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#11 Post by james connolly »

thanks and i will let u no how im getting on :D
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#12 Post by Greenronnie »

Never mind all this touchy-feely advice you've been given, beast yourself on the running, or you will not get anywhere when you eventually start training. Take this advice from someone who knows.

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#13 Post by james connolly »

cheers for the advice will do
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#14 Post by Paratrooper01 »

Run slowly, it will make you fitter. :roll:
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#15 Post by james connolly »

why is that then ?
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