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Paras make first operational jump since Suez, apparently.

I'll buy that from the standpoint that this is an Army Rumour site. How the **** you balance SDSR and Cyprus LOA with the expense of an operational means of delivering troops, I am at a loss to unravel. Your rationale completely escapes me.

Don't try to introduce logic into an argument on Arrse, have you not perfected this technique of sifting through the bullshit whilst listening to women? I thought higher of you A_L.
 
I thought I'd change my avatar in honour of my new best friend 'oneupmyarseonedownmythroat'

Hope you like it dear. Toodles.

Oooooooh.........that was clever!:aww:

Still gobbing off, you just cannot leave it alone can you?

Get yourself a job, That'll give you something worthwhile to do.
 
Getting bored of all this popcorn..anyone got something else for a change?
 
Oooooooh.........that was clever!:aww:

Still gobbing off, you just cannot leave it alone can you?

Get yourself a job, That'll give you something worthwhile to do.

Thanks........but not as clever as the post you deleted last night eh? You remember the one where you bit and were doing your hardman act again.

Oh, by the way I'm at work now. Not a lot to do so spend it baiting thick buggers like you. I think I'm gonna need a bigger boat.



Edited to add: PM me any more insults so we can get this thread back on track. Apologies to everyone else for diverting it so much.
 
Thanks........but not as clever as the post you deleted last night eh? You remember the one where you bit and were doing your hardman act again.

Oh, by the way I'm at work now. Not a lot to do so spend it baiting thick buggers like you. I think I'm gonna need a bigger boat.

You dirty stinking hat, blah blah blah. We're the best. Craphats are crap blah blah blah.

Well that's my Para bit done! :)
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
You dirty stinking hat, blah blah blah. We're the best. Craphats are crap blah blah blah.

Well that's my Para bit done! :)


You forgot to mention your Para Pay
 
Good to see you're still alive and kicking, Fally!....Shame about one or two others on this thread! :wink:
 

Canader

War Hero
I can't see any confirmation ATM but according to The Sunday Times;


More than 100 men from 1 Para jumped on an operation against the Taliban.(From a senior defence source) etc .

Tellingly, IMO, was this quote;
"The fact that we have used this tactic, albeit on a small basis, has demonstrated how valuable it is" a senior source said.
Once again, I take nothing away from the blokes, but as they carried little equipment according to to the article, was this more of an Operational PR job on behalf of Pegasus?
There are no details of why they were dropped other than to surprise the Taliban. One presumes that if they had captured someone or destroyed a significant target there would be a little more in the way of PR other than "They jumped" This does not, of course, rule out that a clamp has been applied for Op-sec purposes and more details will emerge over time.

I apologise the the Airborne for my cynicism but in this day of PR and Spin we all know that what we hear is not necessarily what was said, nor even intended etc

Not seen....Got a link to that article?
 

X59

LE
Very good Gungy. Not a lot will know about that one!

Probably best kept that way.

Wasn't there a Para Reg full screw who was in line for a gong during CORPORATE, till his collection was uncovered ?
 
You dirty stinking hat, blah blah blah. We're the best. Craphats are crap blah blah blah.

Well that's my Para bit done!

That's an exceedingly mellow response, you're not coming up for retirement are you?
 
That's an exceedingly mellow response, you're not coming up for retirement are you?

Don't start them all off again - I'm running low on popcorn and the shops aren't open 'til tomorrow!
 

Yorky

Swinger
Wasn't there a Para Reg full screw who was in line for a gong during CORPORATE, till his collection was uncovered ?
That would be Scouse McLaughlin: they say he'd have been another posthumous VC, like Ian McKay, if it hadn't been for something like 17 ears found in his webbing (according to Green Eyed Boys, anyway).
 
We had a brief this week warning of impending pay cuts. Specialist pay i.e. Para pay will be gone in 4 years time. I wonder if this is the beginning of the end for jumps.=|
 

daywalker

LE
Kit Reviewer
We had a brief this week warning of impending pay cuts. Specialist pay i.e. Para pay will be gone in 4 years time. I wonder if this is the beginning of the end for jumps.=|

Not true, they are just changing the reserve band spec pay. So anyone out of a para role for a certain time will lose it.
 
Not true, they are just changing the reserve band spec pay. So anyone out of a para role for a certain time will lose it.

I hope your right, but the way I understood it, its going 50% after 2 years 100% by year 4. I was never good with numbers though so may have it all wrong, will check with pay clerks soon.
 

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