You bunch of cynical bastards, you. I say well done the Paras - nice to see them maintaining capability in difficult times, what with budget cuts and operational pressures. Just because a capability hasn't been used in a while doesn't mean we might not need it at some point and whilst we can't muster up whole airborne divisions any more at least we have some people left with the skills.
nice to see them maintaining capability in difficult times, what with budget cuts and operational pressures. Just because a capability hasn't been used in a while doesn't mean we might not need it at some point.
You mean like Carrier Strike and Fixed Wing Naval Aviation - every time that gets mentioned people cry it's not used hence not needed, surely same rules apply and as the last operational jump was almost back in the Crimean days do we still need a Para capability?
And they do that by assaulting an unopposed DZ, 50 miles from the objective, which is then taken by helicopter assault? I'd have more faith if they'd parachuted into South Cerney's airfield, Wokka'd in a couple of Landrovers, trashed the fence to the main camp and then driven amok thunderflashing every building on camp. The Postie RSM would have had an apoplexy.
I know it's not a serious question but your answer in a word is - yes. Well to be accurate it was from a motorised hang glider. The pilot experiences one of those 'never again you mad twat' moments as the vehicle's trim and sudden loss of nine stones of airborne fury leaves him wrestling with the controls, or such such technical action. Good fun though.
They will be disbanded before then leavingthe elite to take the significant strain of remaining as the lead ABTF. This is not an small job and requires hours of waiting around watching sky news, just in case something happens - anywhere.