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Hello

If you were to apply for 1 , what would it be royal marines or para troopers and why?

Also paratroopers are they there own seperate unit or are they part of the british army?

Thanks i just want a bit of insight of peoples opinions on the two i know they are completely different but just want to see.
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They are the Parachute Regiment

As I see it, once in theatre they have the same role. They just arrive by different methods of transport.

The Parachute Regiment is part of the Army.
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so are you saying paras are just as elite as marines?
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Yes
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but are they money wise? Are para just as equipped as the marines? i mean like do paras have just as good equipment and stuff as marines?

And p.s why do feel paras are just as elite as marines?
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Would money really be a deciding factor? and have a look on the marines website, it very good!
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Agreed the marines are very tough soldiers as are the paras. Both methodsof military tactics vary greatly and the skills they aquire are utilised in other ways. I would say as much of a muchness they are a good as each other
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To take part in an Amphibious Landing, I would prefer the Marines. To take part in an Airborne Assault, I would prefer the Parachute Regiment. When on the ground I would probably prefer an Armoured Division.

Because there seems to be a little bit of a confusion here, I'll explain.
The British Army is different from the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force in the fact that the RN and RAF were created under Government/Royal consent (hence the 'Royal' part), these two organisations were created as a whole.
The British Army on the other part is a collection of local Armies (originating from times when regions would have their own Army rather than a national Army), for this reason it is not the 'Royal Army'. However, you will find many of the Regiments and Arms will have names like 'Royal Engineers' and 'Royal Anglian Regiment' because THEY were created with Royal Consent.

Therefore... the Royal Marines are a part of the Royal Navy (the Navy's infantry), while the Parachute Regiment is a Regiment/Organisation in itself but obviously answers to the higher authority of the British Army and is a part of the British Army.

As for who is better equipped, I say it depends on the situation. Yes, they are both demanding, that is because they are both spear-head battlegroups. Marines much take the land or else; Paratroopers much touch down safely, regroup and establish a path for non-Airborne task forces.

Inaspin said it exactly, I just like the sound of my own voice more.
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Para pay would convince me. Don't fancy the thrashing for nothing!
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thanks for that Passer.

Also when was the last actually air bourne assult by paras? Is it a rare thing?

NFI do paras get more pay than marines?
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Airbourne assults as in live fire. Well id think the most public one was the one in Africa in th 70's. The para arer also linked to SF and do do assults with them. But as rare thing you are required to 'jump' four times a year to keep your wings. As wiht pay im not sure
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(Original post by Shout Box)

Also when was the last actually air bourne assult by paras? Is it a rare thing?
Good question! Its a dieing art indeed!
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id assume you get extra money for jumping out of a perfectly good plane. what difference does it make between the both of them? pay, training quality of job etc you should look at all of these factors and more before decididng on whihch one is right for you. in essence you dont pick the best one, it will become apparent which one you are more suited to. It is worth noting that marines also spend a lot of time in tin cans floating about , if you have ever been on-board a ship then it is very clostrophibic (in my opinion).
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(Original post by babes_and_bootnecks)
Good question! Its a dieing art indeed!
Operation Barras 2000 in Sierra spings to mind, im sure they have done something more recent in afghan or iraq though
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I believe the last paradrop into enemy territory was infact in the 50's during the Suez Crisis!
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Operation Barras 2000 in Sierra spings to mind, im sure they have done something more recent in afghan or iraq though
That was a helicopter assault, no parachuting.

Para pay is just under £5 a day last time I heard.
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(Original post by Icemanuk)
It is worth noting that marines also spend a lot of time in tin cans floating about , if you have ever been on-board a ship then it is very clostrophibic (in my opinion).
No they don't.
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I spent 12 years in the Army serving with 3 Cdo Bde and was Commando and Para trained, I didn't set foot on board ship for the first 3 years and probably spent a total of about 8 months on ship in the remaining 9 years. Marines and Paras do much the same job with the major difference coming in the specialised means of delivering their troops. Apart from that RM also maintain the Cold Weather Warfare capability.
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Interestingly: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...0&in_a_source=

Anyway, why be a para when you could be a bootneck?:bandit: :dontknow:
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Paras are Army, Marines are Royal Navy. Paras are the Army's elite Airborne troops, with 1 Para forming the backbone of the Special Forces Support Group.

The Paras are the feeder regiment for the SAS. 85% of SAS soldiers home unit is the Parachute Regiment/Airborne.

The Army are now the senior service in terms of resource allocation. Thus, Paras are equipped as well as the RMs, if not better, due to the Army receiving priority funding nowadays.
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