The Paras: Britain's Elite Airborne Infantry

The Parachute Regiment leads from the front as airborne Infantry. Of the four battalions, one is permanently at High Readiness for worldwide intervention operations. 1 PARA is in role as the Special Forces Support Group.

Paratroopers are trained to conduct a range of missions, from prevention and pre-emption tasks, to complex, high intensity war fighting. Watchwords are professionalism, resilience, discipline, versatility, courage and self-reliance.

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A sense of belonging may sound like a small thing. Yet it fuels you as much as food and water because it doesn't just feed your body, it feeds your mind and soul. The stronger the sense of belonging - the stronger you become.

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Join as a reservist

The average person spends 15 days a year surfing the web in their spare time. You can join the Army Reserve and get to do something different with your time - most roles ask for just 27 days a year. You'll get to learn new skills, make friends and get paid too. Find out more about what the Army Reserve is, and what they do.

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The Parachute Regiment Insight Courses for Potential Recruits

The Parachute Regiment run Insight Courses for potential recruits which are designed to give the potential soldier a look at how the regiment operates. The course is run by The Parachute Regiment Recruitment Team, who aim to give an 'insight' into the training, responsibilities and opportunities of a paratrooper. It is now a mandatory requirement for all applicants wishing to join the regiment.The Course provides a useful introduction to life in The Parachute Regiment.


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