At this address http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafregiment/roles/fieldgunner.cfm I found the following text describing "life as a field gunner" in the RAF regiment; anybody knows anything about the operational jump which is mentioned there ? I had never heard anything about that jump before and since it's an official RAF page I reckon it can be trusted ! Any info appreciated ! Life As A Field Gunner SAC Matthew Griffiths When I passed out from the Trainee Gunner Course in June 1999 I was posted to the Support Weapons Flight on II Squadron RAF Regiment. (...) In January 2001, I made my first operational jump as part of Operation SILKMAN in Sierra Leone.