Steeplechase: Athletes vs. Para’s!

In 2017, the qualification standard for British athletes for the 3,000 metre (1.86 mile) steeplechase was set at: 8:58.00 for men; and 10:40.00 for women. For military personnel attending the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS) course, commonly known as P Company, or Para recruits on the Combat Infantryman Course (Parachute), the qualification standard for the… Read More

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216 (Parachute) Signal Sqaudron

Fancy being a member of the Royal Corps of Signals? Fancy being a paratrooper? Well, you can be both! 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron serves with 16 Air Assault Brigade to provide telecommunications and information systems maintenance and support. Royal Corps of Signals soldiers have the opportunity to serve with these specialist organisations. Soldiers from the… Read More

New Role for 42 Commando

42 Commando now operates as a specialised Maritime Operations unit. Consequently, the organisation of 42 Commando is now different to that of 40 and 45 Commandos. Although the naming of the companies remains unchanged (J Company, K Company, L Company, M Company, including Command and Logistics Elements), 42 Commando is now focussed on small team activity,… Read More

Fancy Winning the Chance to Train with an Ex-US Special Forces Operator?

Crooked Horse Productions, a documentary television company, is developing an exciting new TV series featuring the legendary Pat McNamara, a 22-year veteran of US Army Special Operations, for a major US network. They are casting for military recruits looking to increase their chances at passing Selection. Since retiring from active service, Pat has been running Combat… Read More

The British Army as an Elite

“The Army of Great Britain currently enjoys, both at home and abroad. the reputation of being (for its size) of the best in the world. Composed entirely of volunteers, it morale sustained by its curious and little-understood attitudes towards tradition, the British Army attracts respect and admiration from the military expert and the layman alike. It has kept the peace in Ulster… Read More

Comparison of British & Australian Commando Training Programmes

Below is an abridged comparison of the British and Australian Commando training programmes. Further details can be found here: Royal Marines Initial Military Training All Arms Commando Course (AACC) Australian Commando Regiments

Channel 4 to put Men through SAS Selection Process for New Series

Channel 4 has announced that it will put members of the public through the demanding SAS selection process for a new series. The series, which currently has the working title SAS: The Selection, will see a group of men from different walks of life put through the physically and mentally challenging entrance tests. Each test… Read More