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My grandson is at catterick where he was training for the paras he has asked to be transferred to the Essex regiment. At present he is in barracks removed from all other soldiers awaiting this transfer. Can you tell me will his training be as hard and will he get any free time he has just completed week 4. Thank you
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Your grandson is the best person to ask about training and free time. No-one can answer as you've not actually said what role he is transferring to; the Essex Regiment was disbanded years ago.
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If what you’re saying is he is leaving para depot and transferring to an infantry.

Then yes the training will be slightly easier but still hard. Paras are all about going fast with lots of weight
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The Essex regiment hasn't existed since 1958. Does he mean the Royal Anglian regiment?

He will have been removed form his platoon because paras think any other regiment are "hats" and lesser beings to them.

The training will be similar, ultimately it's infantry soldiering so there's an emphasis on being fit to fight. There's a heavier focus on fitness for the paras, with them preparing to pass P company, but it's not a huge difference.
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