Paratroopers Day

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Pebbles015, Jun 1, 2011.

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  1. "The annual holiday for airborne troops has been celebrated since the Soviet era"

    Why, there contribution was.........?
     
  2. Apart from inventing the concept, you mean?
     
  3. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    I thought every day was paratroopers day?
     
  4. Touche! :)
     
  5. Didn't really advance the idea in WW2 though, tactical situation not withstanding.
     
  6. FORMER_FYRDMAN

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    ...to stay out of the way and not cause dramas whilst properly equipped units got on with the real fighting on the basis of sound doctrine? (winky thing)
     
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  7. True enough, but the Soviet Union was the first state to constitute airborne forces, the first to drop airborne forces into battle, the first to include a major airborne drop in a major field exercise, and the first to totally mechanize its airborne forces. Since 1930, the Soviet Army maintained the world's largest airborne force. Today's Russian airborne is still the world's largest.
    I bet one of those snazzy blue and white stripey t-shirts would look the shizzle with faded Levi's and a pair of piss stained dessies. :)
     
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  8. True, and they were awesome on RED DAWN! :)
     
  9. Before the usual chest beating starts here's some balance.
    Behold some photos of Russian Hats big timing themselves up. Enjoy, I liked the signallers, me.
     

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  10. FORMER_FYRDMAN

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    And here are some more Russian hats.
     

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  11. Number 2 of that series is possibly the gayest image ever committed to the internet
     
  12. Considering one of them is a split arse, I denounce your statement and raise you this:



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  13. Touche! tenletters