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.
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.”