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Henke
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Does anyone have any info on this branch? Do they do anything else other than protect airfields? How do they compare to the likes of the RMs or the Paras? Have they fired shots in anger in any of the recent conflicts involving the UK?
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Does anyone have any info on this branch? Do they do anything else other than protect airfields? How do they compare to the likes of the RMs or the Paras? Have they fired shots in anger in any of the recent conflicts involving the UK?
The RAF Regiment's 2nd Squadron which is parachute trained is probabry around the same standard as the Parachute regiment. I think 2nd squadron cleared an airfield in Iraq. On paper the Royal Marines PRMC looks a little harder than the RAF Regiments PGAC but I havent been on either (Im going for the Marines next year). From what I no they are well trained and provide a sort of aggresive defence if that makes any sense, they also get the good kit and equitment. You can specialise in a few things aswell. You can join a field squadron or Rapier squadron or the parachute trained 2nd squadron. There is more information on www.rafregiment.co.uk and www.rafcareers.com also try a google search. Also go on www.militaryforums.co.uk there is tons of information about the RM'S Paras, Army, Royal Navy and the RAF
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The role of the Regiment's becoming more varied; there are teams of 4 training to fast-rope from Puma helicopters to act as fast response teams to terrorist incidents etc. All based at Benson.

The primary role is defence of dispersed RAF assets; but I'll admit as aircrew I don't see a lot of them except for the yearly CCS check, which is a pain. You can easily end up training people like me how to shoot and use our respirators once a year (alright, I can fly a jet, I can manage a rifle!), which can be rather thankless.

Are you intending to be an officer or airman?
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I'm intending to apply as an officer. Like everyone else it seems my first choice is Intelligence! I'd love to try out for pilot but I am slightly shortsighted and unless someone invents some kind of transparent object that I can wear over my eyes to correct my vision I'll never be able to see perfectly..

Where are the Regiment based? I guess that in peacetime they are more likely to be based in the same area rather than being moved around all the time like the other branches. Is this true?
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I'm intending to apply as an officer. Like everyone else it seems my first choice is Intelligence! I'd love to try out for pilot but I am slightly shortsighted and unless someone invents some kind of transparent object that I can wear over my eyes to correct my vision I'll never be able to see perfectly..

Where are the Regiment based? I guess that in peacetime they are more likely to be based in the same area rather than being moved around all the time like the other branches. Is this true?
Go on www.rafregiment.co.uk , it tells you where squadrons are based ect.
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thanks mate
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