Was obliged in my youth owing to job spec at the time, to train 'Academy' students and staff instructors through a few parachute descents. That was in '68 and '69, at No1 PTS then at RAF Abingdon. The green tie with the parachuting bear symbol was a treasure to receive. I still have my original. The liason with St. Cyr was then known as 'Ex Tipperery' I ended up during my tour at Aldershot going to St. Cyr. on 'Ex Madelon'(not sure of spelling) but sure remember the song, as a brit instructor with the French cadets. The joys of boyhood French classes not wasted. Is this club still in existence? Who of you out there did the 'course'.