Royal Marine Commandos or Army infantry/Paras via AFC Harrogate Watch

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I could really use some advice as my friends don't know much about the forces.
Basically I have an application with the army and I have selection within the next two weeks. By passing this (which I will, I have no doubt about it) I will be given a place to start basic training at Harrogate in September. But I'm unsure whether to do that or cancel my army application and stay at home for a few months more and get my fitness a lot higher and then apply for the Royal Marines.
Harrogate is an army college therefor giving me lots of opertinites I wouldn't get going straight into adult training.
But then the royal marine commandos are one of the best fighting forces on the planet.
What do you guys think I should do?
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I could really use some advice as my friends don't know much about the forces.
Basically I have an application with the army and I have selection within the next two weeks. By passing this (which I will, I have no doubt about it) I will be given a place to start basic training at Harrogate in September. But I'm unsure whether to do that or cancel my army application and stay at home for a few months more and get my fitness a lot higher and then apply for the Royal Marines.
Harrogate is an army college therefor giving me lots of opertinites I wouldn't get going straight into adult training.
But then the royal marine commandos are one of the best fighting forces on the planet.
What do you guys think I should do?
Do you like boats? Or do you dislike planes so much you'd be willing to throw yourself out of them with half your kit hanging off you?

In the end, we're not you, we don't know what you like or what you want from your military career. Whether you become a boot neck or a para, your career will follow a pretty similar structure, even coming from AFC Harrogate. I'd carry on with your army application for now and see how you do on the tests and take it from there.
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I'm just in the mind set that infantry are just cannon fodder and aren't looked after. I know I've applied for them but it's recently I've been seeing news reports about Causality reports and the Royals are so elite compared to them. Just looking for opinions from anyone that's been to Harrogate or knows a lot about it as I've learnt about The marines from documentaries and speaking to marines but I don't know much about Harrogate.
Are soldiers that go through Harrogate still professional and skilled? Cheers for your post mate.
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All soldiers in the British Military are professional and trained to a very high standard. The two jobs you're looking at perform very different functions at their core, so do your research before you make a decision. Don't believe any bravado, both the Paras and Commandos are highly elite and specialist, but they're two different roles.

Personally i'd go with AFC. You'll get a taste of it. You can always apply later on to do the All Arms Commando Course
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I could really use some advice as my friends don't know much about the forces.
Basically I have an application with the army and I have selection within the next two weeks. By passing this (which I will, I have no doubt about it) I will be given a place to start basic training at Harrogate in September. But I'm unsure whether to do that or cancel my army application and stay at home for a few months more and get my fitness a lot higher and then apply for the Royal Marines.
Harrogate is an army college therefor giving me lots of opertinites I wouldn't get going straight into adult training.
But then the royal marine commandos are one of the best fighting forces on the planet.
What do you guys think I should do?
Hi, ArmyJobs here,

We wish you best of luck with your selection!

Ultimately the decision is yours to what Force and role you wish to pursue and as mentioned above all military personnel are trained to the highest of standards. Have you applied for and Infantry Solider or a Paratrooper?

AFC Harrogate is an awesome place, have you had a look at the type of things you learn and activities you'll do? If not check this out: http://www.army.mod.uk/training_education/24420.aspx

If you would like information on the Parachute Regiment take a look at this: http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/23304.aspx

If you have any more questions please ask!

Regards
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58099253[/url]]Hi, ArmyJobs here,

We wish you best of luck with your selection!

Ultimately the decision is yours to what Force and role you wish to pursue and as mentioned above all military personnel are trained to the highest of standards. Have you applied for and Infantry Solider or a Paratrooper?

AFC Harrogate is an awesome place, have you had a look at the type of things you learn and activities you'll do? If not check this out: http://www.army.mod.uk/training_education/24420.aspx

If you would like information on the Parachute Regiment take a look at this: http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/23304.aspx

If you have any more questions please ask!

Regards
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Thank you, I'm sure it'll go well.
My first job choice is paratrooper.
My second is infantry (I would be going royal regiment of Scotland).
My third choice is HCAV.

My run time is at 8:36 at the moment and my ice breaker that I done at pre selection was 2:59. Managed to carry the jerrycans 150m and lift all the power bags. So hopefully selection will go the same or just about.
I have looked at Harrogate and how it helps you. Unfortunately I missed an open day as I was in Nijmegen when it was on and missed a lot of vital information that would've helped me make up my mind.
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Thank you, I'm sure it'll go well.
My first job choice is paratrooper.
My second is infantry (I would be going royal regiment of Scotland).
My third choice is HCAV.

My run time is at 8:36 at the moment and my ice breaker that I done at pre selection was 2:59. Managed to carry the jerrycans 150m and lift all the power bags. So hopefully selection will go the same or just about.
I have looked at Harrogate and how it helps you. Unfortunately I missed an open day as I was in Nijmegen when it was on and missed a lot of vital information that would've helped me make up my mind.

That's Awesome, I think that you'll do great at your selection and I that you will really enjoy AFC Harrogate. In the mean time, if you wanted to have a chat you are welcome to pop into your local Army Careers Centre and they will be happy to answer any questions you have. You can find your local ACC by typing you postcode into the following link: www.army.mod.uk/inyourarea

Once again, we wish you best of luck with the rest of your application!

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Royal Marines hands down they are far more superior in every aspect I done 13 years with 45 commando lived every minute
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