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Paras without wings - no planes for jumps...

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Alsacien, Jul 24, 2007.

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  1. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

  2. Got 3 jumps in last the USA though...
  3. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

  4. well jumps may be being reduced due to operational tempo but July has been a good month..

    my coys penguins got there wings this month.

    and three jumps in the states for yours truely.....

    .....jet wings anyone!!!!!! 8) 8)

  5. I dont know, but id find it hard to believe that the Para Regt battalions would allow guys to stay in the battalion a long time, without the prospect of doing the jumps course.

    If guys from other units have done P Coy but have to wait a while until they can go to Brize-thats understandable...I get the feeling thats what the article means.

    Imagine the poss taking the blokes would have in 1,2, 3 Para if they had to wait a long time for Brize norton to come up.

    Im not saying this article is wrong, but it might not be as bad as its stating.

    But if im wrong, its a sad state of affairs for the para regt.
  6. I doubt it's got much to do with operational tempo. More likely a result of government penny pinching.
  7. OFR!
  8. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    I thought the MoD had outsourced the jump training aircraft to a civilian company (ie-not using RAF planes)
  9. Well ok, there are several reasons: tight budget, few aircraft, aircraft needed on ops...and (of course) most importantly the RAF being JACK!

  10. I'm trying to find the t-shirt that says 'i've been sucked off by a C17'!
  13. No, Red, the RAF is the joke !
  14. Well, down here in the South East we are still making Parachute Training Balloons just like the RAF used to use and I currently have two going through the factory for an overseas customer. Lots cheaper than aeroplanes to buy and to run . . . roll up . . . roll up.
  15. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Thanks, you just reminded me how feckin scary ballon jumps are....