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I am 16 i go to boarding school and i want to join the paras after GCSE. What do u think...
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What is the 'paras' :confused:
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I go to a boarding school and i am 16 and i want to
join the paras at 16. Thoughts on this is this uncommon considering
my educational back ground.
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The British army basically
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It is an elite airborne regiment in the British army
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What is the 'paras' :confused:
The parachute regiment, probably one of the most elite non-SF military divisions in the UK alongside the Royal Marines.
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It is an elite airborne regiment in the British army
Do what you want, it doesn't matter if you went to private school.
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The parachute regiment, probably one of the most elite non-SF military divisions in the UK alongside the Royal Marines.
Whats ur view
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I go to a boarding school and i am 16 and i want to
join the paras at 16. Thoughts on this is this uncommon considering
my educational back ground.
Why do you have 2 threads about the same topic?
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Whats ur view
Do what you want, it’s your life.

If you’re on the fence at all then id wait till your 18, and IF you go for it you probably should spend a year or two training yourself physically anyway.
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Is there a cadets regiment for that?
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Do what you want, it’s your life.

If you’re on the fence at all then id wait till your 18, and IF you go for it you probably should spend a year or two training yourself physically anyway.
If you join at 16 you spend a year in basic training which is called Army foundation college.
https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/o...afc-harrogate/
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Why do you have 2 threads about the same topic?
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Is there a cadets regiment for that?
If you join at 16 you spend a year in basic training before you join your regiment which is called Army foundation college.

https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/o...afc-harrogate/
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Your grammar is quite atrocious for a privately educated student. Please elaborate on what "paras" is.
The Parachute Regiment....

It's not ungrammatical its the shortened nickname that the regiment goes by.

OP I have moved your thread to the armed forces forum
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If you join at 16 you spend a year in basic training before you join your regiment which is called Army foundation college.

https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/o...afc-harrogate/
If you haven't already, it's a good idea to ask someone involved what it's like it will be a major life decision for you if you decide to join the training.
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The Parachute Regiment....

It's not ungrammatical its the shortened nickname that the regiment goes by.

OP I have moved your thread to the armed forces forum
The title and rest of the post are.
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I am 16 i go to boarding school and i want to join the paras after GCSE. What do u think...
If you get accepted, then there won't be any issue. So long as you don't start every conversation with 'When I was at Eton..". But first off, you need to read the Army website and speak to the AFCO about ages, routes, qualifications etc.
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I am 16 i go to boarding school and i want to join the paras after GCSE. What do u think...
Think carefully about it.

Best to go to uni and join the army afterwards.
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Qualifications: No formal qualifications needed.
https://apply.army.mod.uk/roles/infa...refe6599327715

Therefore my "thoughts" are you've chosen to put privately educated in your thread title but it's not clear why.
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