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Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« on: January 08, 2003, 17:39:00 »
I Know a Cadet who thinks he‘s gonna get away with wearing his jumpwings he earned in cadets on his CF‘s when he joins the Reserves. C‘mon now!!  :skull:

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2003, 17:42:00 »
Carl G.: You can wear cadet jump wings on your CF dress uniform, but it‘s the ONLY thing that transfers over from cadets to the army.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2003, 18:38:00 »
There is no such thing as "cadet jump wings."  There are only CF parachute wings.  It is the same course with the same qualification.

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2003, 13:52:00 »
McG: Yes, but I menat the wings earned in cadets. And yes, they‘re the same as CF para wings.

Though I think the course is wasted on cadets.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2003, 12:24:00 »
I am a cic officer, and i hope to get on the Basic Para course this year with the cadets.  i have been training for some time now, and i was just wondering what other exercises i can do to help me do better while i am on course?  i am sure htere are plenty of airborne out there.  please help me out if you could.

P.S. and just to let you know my name should be spelled Ex Coelis.  but it was already taken...
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2003, 13:15:00 »
Chin ups.  Lots of chin-ups.  Do them two handed, one handed, in the middle, reversed grip, etc.  From what I am told it is a repeat of basic in a way, except that instead of running everywhere, you do chin-ups everywhere.

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2003, 15:57:00 »
yeah i met a guy in the summer who took it when he was a cadet. he said it was ALOT of chin ups.

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2003, 16:00:00 »
sounds good,  thanks for the input... anyone else have any pointers?
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2003, 16:28:00 »
There‘s another exercise I recall hearing about in connection with the paras...lie on your back, and lift your feet and head off the floor at the same time, with your arms at your sides.  Hold it.

I‘m not sure what this is, I think it has something to do with some of the positions you get into when you land.

Then do more chin-ups.

...and remember, I‘m a civvy, so I‘ve never done it.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2003, 09:59:00 »
The position that you‘re describing is called the "5th point of flight procedure", it‘s a good one!
    Excolis, I think you should change your name.  While it is nice that you like it, you‘re not entitled to use it, ever.  Also it confuses you with the other Ex Coelis, who I know has earned it‘s use as a title.  As an "officer" you should know better, sort it out.


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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2003, 12:09:00 »
i just think it is a good motto.  i don‘t want to offend anyone.  can anyone tell me how to chang my log in name.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2003, 12:22:00 »
Click on profile near top right to go through options and stuff.

Your log on name would still be ‘excolis‘ but your screen name can be changed to whatever.

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2003, 12:29:00 »
thank you lots...i got it under control now
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2002, 13:37:00 »
Hey, if all goes to plan.....I‘m taking the army cadet parachutist course this summa(2003)...I‘m in BC so this spring break i got a pre-para course (its all PT)......only bc does that.......then i‘m off to connaught for 2 weeks of more PT and then 3 weeks at Trendon for the actual jump course for the 5 jumps.........

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2003, 21:26:00 »
quit bragging to get attention

oh, look at me, I‘m taking para as a cadet...


I wouldent be so cocky, acting like your gonna pass it, Para is a damn hard course

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2003, 10:34:00 »
Does anybody know if it would be harder to get onto the Para course though Cadets or the Reserves (specificaly QOR)? If you wanted do do it in the reserves what are you‘re chances compared to trying through cadets.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2003, 18:56:00 »
I asked my Section commander on my QL3 infantry. "how hard is it to get your jump course" his exact words were: "quit and join cadets".

I topped my BMQ, SQ, BIQ so for a reward they told me I could have my name on the top of any course I wanted. I Told them I want basic para, they said "Yea, we meant any course except that one."  turns out, the next one i asked for (basic recce) was only offered to regs.

hope that clears it up for ya. I believe Queens Own Rifles in Toronto‘s secondary func. is Airborne, you MAY be able to get it, if your in their unit of course.  :skull:

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2003, 19:01:00 »
A few years ago i would have said cadets for sure, though to actually get the jump course as a cadet i can only imagine that you would have had to been in the unit for years and had a lot of seniority.

Lately reserves are starting to get more and more jump courses.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2003, 07:12:00 »
Ok, thanks for the info.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2003, 08:47:00 »
Depends, QOR have jump tasking, to support CPC and 3RCR, but lately as part of some retention intiatives, they have started allowing more people other than QOR take a jump course, although it is more helpful to be in 32 Brigade (the brigade with QOR), as you will find they are reluctant to give jump courses to people who will never get the chance to jump after course, unless they are near a jump unit.

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2003, 07:17:00 »
Seeing as only 40-50 cadets per year (there‘s only one cadet serial a year) get on Basic Para...and these candidates have all been in cadets for 5-6 years already and been near or at the top of any courses they‘ve taken - I‘d say your chances are better in the reserves.

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2003, 12:40:00 »
The best shot of getting one‘s jump course in the PRes is to be a member of either the QOR, the Lincoln & Welland Regiment, or the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment, all of which have jump companies now.  Of course, you have to be in excellent shape as well.  Other units do get guys onto courses, mainly highly motivated individuals that have earned it - it‘s not impossible.
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2003, 17:08:00 »
The basic para crse is open to Cadets Reserve and Reg units, thats true.  I would have to say that as for units that do NOT require the crse to carry out their primary function.  ie: Para sub units.  It is a crse that is given to people who deserve it.  Alot of times it is given to people who deserve a reward of some type for their efforts.  Alot like other not trade specific crse‘s.  I would have to say that if you really want the crse, then impress that fact upon your supervisors and, just keep on asking.  
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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2003, 10:25:00 »
Your not the only one going for para this summer. We dont get pre course in sudbury or area though.Kinda sucksWhat‘s your    regenment?

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Re: Parachutist wings from cadets on my PRes or RegF uniform
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2003, 16:53:00 »
sas?