Life In The Parachute Regiment: An “Insight” For Future Paratroopers

Potential recruits into the Parachute Regiment are being put through their fitness paces and introduced to the regiment’s history, weaponry, gym facilities to get themselves on the path to become a Para.

Nearly twenty young men who initially applied online were invited to attend a three-day course in Colchester, home of the Parachute Regiment's HQ and Recruiting Team.

Parachute Regiment's Insight Course is the first serious step ...

The Parachute Regiment's Insight Course is one of the first steps to becoming a member of the Parachute Regiment. But how many of these 19 young men will make it? Capt Si Getty and his team conduct a combination of friendly introductions and tough fitness tests!

Posted by BFBS Colchester on Friday, 13 October 2017

 

The course concluded with a tough one-and-a-half mile run around Abbey Field.

In charge was Captain Si Getty (SO2 Para Recruiting) who said that, ideally, he would like to see all the applicants make it through to “P” Company and into the 2nd or 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.

“Out of the guys that we had running today, only one of them came outside the time required for the Selection Centre. That’s a good indication that the process is working.”

Capt Si Getty sums up the Insight Course you've seen in the fu...

Capt Si Getty sums up the Insight Course you've seen in the full video below....Hear the story again this Saturday at 1030h on 107fm (or go to forces.net or BFBS.com and select COLCHESTER

Posted by BFBS Colchester on Friday, 13 October 2017

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