Conversely, for Royal Marines, whilst serving on a warship, or operationally deployed, there are no food or accommodation charges (average £140 per month saving),You only get para pay if you're in a job role which requires you to parachute. For example as a bootneck:
Recce troop whilst in lead commando role
Paras obviously get the pay whenever they're in a normal battalion.
It's around 170 a month on top of your wages.
Conversely, for Royal Marines, whilst serving on a warship, or operationally deployed,
Don’t they say, despite the banter, that a RM would rather have a Para watching his back than anyone else and vice versa?When I was at 42 in 96 a guy (Mne B*text deleted*text deleted*) from K coy got kicked out of the Corp for being a knobber. He then joined the Parachute regiment. He was only required to do P coy. Next time I saw him was in Afghanistan in 2005. I had a Para in my recruit troop that had served with 3 para. He was required to do the 32 weeks at CTC. He never passed out though through injury. I joined RECCE in 2001 and did my wings course in August. We would jump with the Parachute battalions as training sometimes. I made some good mates for life from Para reg. Top blokes. Best I’ve ever worked with.
From a vice versa perspective the answer is yes.Don’t they say, despite the banter, that a RM would rather have a Para watching his back than anyone else and vice versa?