4 PARA on Exercise

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I spoke earlier today about Ex Swift Response. Worth mentioning that 4 PARA deployed a company sized asset which and literally had only TWO DAYS RSOI before conducting an arduous 14 day ex. The 4 PARA contingent participated in an airfield seizure operation, inserting in dark hours by helicopter and doing themselves and the Reg proud. I was VERY impressed
 

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I spoke earlier today about Ex Swift Response. Worth mentioning that 4 PARA deployed a company sized asset which and literally had only TWO DAYS RSOI before conducting an arduous 14 day ex. The 4 PARA contingent participated in an airfield seizure operation, inserting in dark hours by helicopter and doing themselves and the Reg proud. I was VERY impressed
Great to hear.
 

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Really enjoyed this thread and I must admit seeing 4 PARA out in the field makes me want it even more. Ultimately what I want from the AR is actual soldiering and this definitely seems to hit that. Can I ask, I read on here that regulars have tactical exercises as part of their basic training, can I assume that this is the same for 4 PARA or are all exercises after you qualify?
 

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I found this on YouTube guys. Really good look at 4 PARA doing urban stuff!

 

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As part of the 4 PARA recruit training package there are field based exercises, to introduce, teach and test fieldcraft skills. The Combat Infantrymans Course at Catterick at the end of recruit training is also largely field based.
 

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As part of the 4 PARA recruit training package there are field based exercises, to introduce, teach and test fieldcraft skills. The Combat Infantrymans Course at Catterick at the end of recruit training is also largely field based.
I can’t wait. I have a date for my Assessment Centre now
 

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I found this on YouTube guys. Really good look at 4 PARA doing urban stuff!

I remember when that was posted on the army's social media page. I thought it looked brilliant. The CSgt said something like "you don't have to be the best, just good enough to slot into a place in a regular platoon". I knew that would get jumped on in the comments. Sure enough, the cold war warriors were out in force saying standards have dropped and everyone should be aiming to be the best, reserve or not. Trying to run down the regiment and AR in general. They all knew what he meant but it could've been worded or edited better.
 

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I remember when that was posted on the army's social media page. I thought it looked brilliant. The CSgt said something like "you don't have to be the best, just good enough to slot into a place in a regular platoon". I knew that would get jumped on in the comments. Sure enough, the cold war warriors were out in force saying standards have dropped and everyone should be aiming to be the best, reserve or not. Trying to run down the regiment and AR in general. They all knew what he meant but it could've been worded or edited better.
We had two 4 PARA lads in my multiple in Afghan. Top lads
 

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We had two 4 PARA lads in my multiple in Afghan. Top lads
It's been heartening hearing positive opinions on 4PARA on this opinion. Before this forum I had heard negative things, which were probably baseless hearsay. Now on here you can hear the truth from the people who know, both regular and reserve.
 

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It's been heartening hearing positive opinions on 4PARA on this opinion. Before this forum I had heard negative things, which were probably baseless hearsay. Now on here you can hear the truth from the people who know, both regular and reserve.
2 great blokes and one went on to join as a reg. No dramas at all!!
 

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OBUA basic skills. This is where SOPs are formed by the section before moving on to more complex scenarios.

Basics done well
Great photo. Is this a specialist course or something all 4 PARA get trained in?
 

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OBUA basic skills. This is where SOPs are formed by the section before moving on to more complex scenarios.

Basics done well
With urban terrain everywhere these days it’s vital that OBUA training is perfected. Good update!
 

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OBUA basic skills. This is where SOPs are formed by the section before moving on to more complex scenarios.

Basics done well
Is this the place that was on the video on the presentation? It might seem strange but the one thing that stood out to me about that was the aggression. Someone (possibly an instructor?) Was absolutely screaming what sounded like instructions. It was ultra aggressive. I fully understand its necessary and instilling skills which may one day saved lives. It just stood out as a contrast for me to the modern "offence Olympics" and "snowflake culture", where no one can be told they're shit and everything is subjective. I found it refreshing tbh.
 

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Is this the place that was on the video on the presentation? It might seem strange but the one thing that stood out to me about that was the aggression. Someone (possibly an instructor?) Was absolutely screaming what sounded like instructions. It was ultra aggressive. I fully understand its necessary and instilling skills which may one day saved lives. It just stood out as a contrast for me to the modern "offence Olympics" and "snowflake culture", where no one can be told they're shit and everything is subjective. I found it refreshing tbh.
Didn’t see the video but not an usual tactic. There are times that max aggression can be a method to push momentum, overpower and physiologically dominate the enemy. Regardless of reserve or regular don’t expect to be treated with kid gloves under Para capbadge
 
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