51 sqn? who are they?

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by ABF9, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. I have been out about 8 years now and am I right in saying that 51 sqn are also a para trained sqn along with 9 sqn.

    When and why did that come about?
  2. Think they are expanding the role hence 2 times para trained sqns .
    Also the case with 59 to form a cdo regt from what i hear.
    However have been out a while and may be wrong :wink:
  3. Shine on shiny Nine.
  4. Waheey, the sqn still has some of my pictures up.

    Shame their bit of the site is so disorganised.
  5. I thought the MOD was going away from any future parachute opps so it seems strange to me that they make another para sqn.

    Why not just leave 51 as air-mobile?
  6. Hold on, that sounds like common sense to me. That must be stamped out straight away. We must continue with stupid plans like moving Engr Regts out of Germany into ill-prepared and old Barracks in England.
  7. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    2 in role para battalions in 16 Bde. Corps doctrine now is that a bde gets an engr regt in close support, and a BG is supported by a sqn. (When you were in 9, the para BGs only got a tp, with SHQ in the Bde HQ) Therefore 23 Regt needed 2 para sqns one for each bn.