What are the Parachute Regiment Combined Infantryman Course (CIC) Pass Rates for 2011-2-17?

The percentage of Parachute Regiment recruits who completed the 28-week Parachute Regiment Combined Infantryman Course (CIC PARA), aka P Company, between 2011 and 2017 is outlined in Table 1 below. Table 1: CIC PARA Pass Rates Training Year 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 & Pass 30% 39% 73% 48% 65% 33% You can read… Read More

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Do Signal Officers Keep their Rank if they do P Coy?

A search term from yesterday. Simple Answer: Yes Longer Answer: the P Company course, officially the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AA PPS) Course, is open to all officers and other ranks across the UK Military. P Company is an ADQUAL (additional qualification), it is not a mandatory career course but can be career enhancing (it… Read More

Are You A… ‘Crap Hat’?

This article will provide the reader with a description of the term ‘crap hat’, and its association with berets and peak caps. The article will then move on to the history of berets from a military perspective, with an outline of the pertinent facts/dates rather than being a definitive account. Next, the article will discuss… Read More

PARA Platoon on Forces TV Channel

The latest iteration of the Combat Infantryman’s Course (Parachute), (CIC) (Para)), can be viewed in the documentary PARA Platoon currently being shown on Forces TV @ http://www.forces.tv/topic/para-platoon. The seven part documentary was first aired in October 2014. The CIC (Para) builds up soldier recruits’ skills and fitness bit by bit. In rough order, this involves learning… Read More