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    Question Can a Sea Cadet take the Army cadets Basic Parachutists course?

    The title pretty well says it all. But before you reply please don't say "If you wanted to do that you should have joined army cadets" I am just asking a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint View Post
    The title pretty well says it all. But before you reply please don't say "If you wanted to do that you should have joined army cadets" I am just asking a question.

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    The answer is an emphatic "no".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint View Post
    The title pretty well says it all. But before you reply please don't say "If you wanted to do that you should have joined army cadets" I am just asking a question.

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    No.

    The only exception would be a Cadet that previously served as a Sea (or Air) Cadet switching to Army Cadets, meeting all the prerequisites for the Army Cadet Serial of the Basic Parachutist Course and being selected thru the NSE ranking system and thru supplemental assessments (ie. Basic Para fitness testing) just like every other Cadet chosen for that course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J-P Johnson View Post
    The answer is an emphatic "no".
    The actual answer is only if there are no army cadets available to take the course. That still ends up as a "no."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flint View Post
    The title pretty well says it all. But before you reply please don't say "If you wanted to do that you should have joined army cadets" I am just asking a question.

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    Like you said, the title pretty well says it all. It's called the Army Cadet Basic Parachutist Course.
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    On that note, I have a question. There was an army cadet at HMCS ONTARIO this summer doing TG3 Sail. The crazy thing is, he didn't any of his sail levels and he told me that he had never even gone sailing up until this summer.. :S
    Could someone possibly explain how that happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Wang View Post
    On that note, I have a question. There was an army cadet at HMCS ONTARIO this summer doing TG3 Sail. The crazy thing is, he didn't any of his sail levels and he told me that he had never even gone sailing up until this summer.. :S
    Could someone possibly explain how that happened.
    im pretty sure he did tg1 and tg2 sail.. because i remember talking to one of the chiefs.. and his corps got shut down, so he had to transfer to army, he had to of done tg1 and tg2 they wouldnt just let him on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nielsenk View Post
    im pretty sure he did tg1 and tg2 sail.. because i remember talking to one of the chiefs.. and his corps got shut down, so he had to transfer to army, he had to of done tg1 and tg2 they wouldnt just let him on!
    Guess someone lied to me then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Wang View Post
    Guess someone lied to me then.
    yeah, they wouldnt let him skip to tg3 without sail levels..
    thats like me, i skipped tg1 becaue I had my white sail 3 at the time and was applying to sail.
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    Im sorry but I have to tell you no even only a couple air cadets get to do it each year. I would go when I could but Im to weak to so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwilkinson View Post
    Im sorry but I have to tell you no even only a couple air cadets get to do it each year. I would go when I could but Im to weak to so.
    I'm afraid that you've been given inaccurate information. Air cadets don't get to do para either.

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    I have heard that there was one air cadet who took para, but that was 11 years ago, and he was probably a superhuman with the ability to manipulate the human mind to allow him to take NSCE and go through logistically impossibities, while managing to actually complete the most physically demanding, hardest of core course possible in all cadets.
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    Dont feel like you asked a stupid question lol.

    When I got my camp appliation and read about the Basic Parachute Course I turned around and asked if I could sign up for that one

    I suppose its equivilent to the Glider Scholarship and the Marine Engineering couses for air and sea cadets. Awesome and fairly exclusive courses that a very limited number of people are able to take.

    Its sad though because for physical courses, our Land Ops courses are severally lacking in many ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the8888 View Post
    I have heard that there was one air cadet who took para, but that was 11 years ago, and he was probably a superhuman with the ability to manipulate the human mind to allow him to take NSCE and go through logistically impossibities, while managing to actually complete the most physically demanding, hardest of core course possible in all cadets.
    He didn't take it as an air cadet, he was an army cadet and then transferred after taking it.

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    I remember asking the same question when I was a young Sea Cadet, however if you want to take the course which even fewer Cadets get accepted into than Basic Para is the Sea Cadet Marine Engineering course. Its 8 weeks of pure excitement, the best thing I ever did as a Sea Cadet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by g.landonbrowne View Post
    He didn't take it as an air cadet, he was an army cadet and then transferred after taking it.
    Well why would it be a story then /: Half the paras I know transferred to army just to do it, doesn't really make sense /:
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    Oh well, I guess I have to wait until I enlist in the CF.
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    No, it is impossible unless you transfer to the Army Cadets and complete all the necessary prerequisites for the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdventBlade View Post
    Like you said, the title pretty well says it all. It's called the Army Cadet Basic Parachutist Course.
    Its the Canadian Forces Basic Parachutist Course. But still only an army cadet course. I also don't believe you would want the added abuse of a parachute instructer because your a sea or air cadet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefy268 View Post
    I remember asking the same question when I was a young Sea Cadet, however if you want to take the course which even fewer Cadets get accepted into than Basic Para is the Sea Cadet Marine Engineering course. Its 8 weeks of pure excitement, the best thing I ever did as a Sea Cadet!
    What exactly is the Marine Engineering Course? I really have no idea what the Sea Cadet summer training is like. If someone had a link that explained it a bit, I would appreciate it.

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