Most memorable parachute jump

They weren´t civilians. The parachute packers were WAAFs. One of them was a corporal. (And I do know that there are people on this site who don´t believe that the RAF is a military organisation). This was back in the days when parachute packer was an RAF trade for women only. From what I´ve read on here parachutes are packed by contract civvies nowadays.

Did anyone else notice the class of black students standing in the lower foreground during the exit training scene in the hangar? I guess these were Commonwealth personnel that were being trained up.

Anyone spot the lass with her PJI helmet worn back to front prior to entering the ballon cage?

As for the Commonwealth student group - they were most likely potential instructors for their own para school in Kenya, Nigeria or Ghana. We had a team of instructors based in Gil-Gil ( Kenya) before it was closed down in the early '70's.
 
I expect these guys will list this one as per the thread title:

E.T.A. Have a screenshot to whet your interest:
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I found this one just now, from Norman Kent. I'm hoping it will play from here, 'cuz my favourite little Fred is front and centre, less than 2 seconds in:


Eddie from 2 Para.
I last saw him about 5 years ago at a funeral - he had come over from Las Vegas and spends most of his time skydiving or hunting in the Nevada hill country.
Still a laugh a minute.
 

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Eddie from 2 Para.
I last saw him about 5 years ago at a funeral - he had come over from Las Vegas and spends most of his time skydiving or hunting in the Nevada hill country.
Still a laugh a minute.

Eddie C?
 
I found this one just now, from Norman Kent. I'm hoping it will play from here, 'cuz my favourite little Fred is front and centre, less than 2 seconds in:


It's interesting, for a group of people who are ostensibly mad/crazy/wild, they are actually very disciplined in the air.
 
It's interesting, for a group of people who are ostensibly mad/crazy/wild, they are actually very disciplined in the air.
If you're not you die.

Or others won't let you jump with them, because (at worst) you may kill them.

At best you will fvck up a skydive that has cost others many days of their lives, and £$£$£ getting ready for a 'next level' challenge.
 

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