Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake

2Lt Sam Westlake

2Lt Sam Westlake

Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake, a graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst who commissioned into The Parachute Regiment, blogged his way through P Company, the gruelling training course for all entrants to The Parachute Regiment.

His blogs are presented in chronological order according to date of publication.

  • It pays to be a winner 23 February, 2011 - Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake, a recent graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst who commissioned into The Parachute Regiment, is currently at Catterick Garrison undertaking the Pegasus Company training course. He'll be blogging each day with details of his experiences and performance...
  • Second day, speed play 24 February, 2011 - Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake blogs from the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, about the second day of the arduous Pegasus Company training course.
  • 37 x 37 25 February, 2011 - Day 3 on the Pegasus Company course at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, finds Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake among 37 candidates tackling a 7.5 mile tab with 37lbs of weight on their backs. Here's his blog...
  • Let the hill do the work 26 February, 2011 - With another update from the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, here's Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake with the latest from his attempt at Pegasus Company...
  • Feeling the effect 27 February, 2011 - Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake writes once again from the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, with an update on his progress through the punishing Pegasus Company (P Company). He's one of 30 remaining on the course...
  • Plenty of banter 28 February, 2011 - Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake writes about his latest experiences of the Pegasus Company training course at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, which have included an 8-mile tab...
  • Any niggles in the legs 1 March, 2011 - Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake blogs from the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, about another day of training on the punishing P Company training course.
  • A bit of a thrashing 2 March, 2011 - From the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, blogs Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake, recounting another day on P Company...
  • 8(ish) miles of pure pain 3 March, 2011 - Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake writes again from the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, with more news of his progress through P Company. It's been a day of ups and downs - you'll soon understand what we mean...
  • 3 hills later, I was not popular… 4 March, 2011 - Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake blogs from the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, about his final day of "beat up" on P Company - the arduous Parachute Regiment qualification training course. Next week is test week...