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Hey guys,got a quick question Im hoping you can advise me on.
2 years ago I got into recruit training in the army for the paras but I came out at the end of week 2 :eek:ops: (I had tonsilitis which probably speeded up my kicking out).To be honest here though,I was way too young and immature to even stand a chance of making it but Ive still regretted coming out all the same.
Anyways,how much would this affect my application to the Marines?I did reapply for the paras last year but due to certain circumstances in my life I postponed it and now that Ive been reading and learning more about the Marines Ive decided Id like to try for that instead,so I`ll have to cancel my army reapplication right?(Thats *text deleted* look good...... :roll: )
PLease be brutally honest here.I have phoned the Marines a few days ago (the number on their site) and they sent me a dvd and book.I asked the guy how my army history would affect me and he said it probably wouldnt matter and that my local afco would be ringing me soon but I would like some more opinions while Im waiting.
If I havent had a ring by friday though I`ll ring them as I finish work early.
Cheers for your help.
 

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Hey mate!Firstly, you will need to phone up and confirm you are withdrawing your army application.

Second, your army history should not be a problem as long as you give decent interview answers for what made you change your mind. Be prepared for lots of banter and piss-taking though!Although in fairness if it wasnt because you are an old para trainee it would be something else *text deleted*, its all part of military life I think.

Quick question, what was para training like? Do they do the same infantry course as everyone else first and then do p-coy? Just curious more than anything!

Wintle.
 

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Aparantly they have a MEGA high assult course, or so im told.





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Right,I`ll withdraw my application first then.
Yeah,I was *text deleted* prepare myself for some ribbing,should be a laugh though...... :? :*text deleted*:
The high assault course is kind of like the Tarzan course,a high obstacle course that is great fun. 8) The highest part is the parallell bars at 60ft. :shock:
 

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how would you of even done this if you only got to 2 weeks?? i thought paras do the basic army training then start the next part which is the specialist training or did u get through the basic first then drop out u mean? :?
 

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You do it in screening week which is week 1.You dont do the 60ft parallell bars though until P-company.
The paras do the CIC 28 week course that the rest of the infantry do and just fine tune it to their own demands.
 

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Im suprised at that, i thought the entire para training was done seperate from the other infantry. So I guess its only the last few weeks and p-coy that really get tough then? I apologise for my ignorance, I just dont know the first thing about the para reg.
 

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Its tougher from the start compared to the rest of the infantry.
The physical and mental standards are a lot higher all through the course,beginning to end.
 

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OK brutally honest, as requested:

You have to be able to demonstrate your motivation to join the Royal Marines at interview. From an Army perspective you have so far indicated that you are left wanting in your determination & conviction to join the services.

As long as you were not discharged medically or as "unsuitable" from the Army, nor rejected second time around, then you should be able to apply.

My only caution would be that given your track record so far, you are going to need to be fully committed & give every outward indication that you can be fully relied upon. In short, if you're not sure, then don't waste your time or anybody elses.

Either way, best of luck to you.
 

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Yeah,I do feel a lot different about joining up this time than I did last time.I was young and not sure what or why I was doing it.I feel more mature and ready for what Im going to be expected to do,more grown up and experienced in life.
I did get "unsuitable for army service" on my discharge docs tho... :?
Bit worrying there.
Cheers for the help though.
 
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