welshhammer said:As for the for the Bde wanting the Peggy back most members in the bde with less than 6 years service will have never served under 5 AB. Even the Regt !!
Yaris said:Yesterday after a very sucessful visit from HRH The Princess Royal, 216 was given back the short title of 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron, cracking news.
ChickenHeart said:Yes, well put Yaris, I entirely agree with you.
But all of the Para mongs out there want as much to do with the term 'parachuting' as possible. The reality is that we are much better off focusing on air assault ops nowadays. Everybody knows that parachuting, as a military option, is pointless - yet subsequent brigade commanders still plan for it!
Once upon a time parachuting was a new, and dangerous pursuit that required brave volunteers. Now it is a popular leisure activity enjoyed by millions. Jumping out of a hercules at 800ft on a static line doesn't compare to diving out at 13k.