I think there's another bloke at that same fictional Fus Bn who's wearing Para Wings under false pretences!
The RAF Regiment have snipers and used to be responsible for the security around RAF Aldergrove. Only way he'd have got a divers badge was if he was an ex R.E., R.C.T. or Navy diver who transferred into the RAF (it happens). Though thinking about it, the RAF used to have a maritime unit in the west country that trained aircrew in over water parachuting - I suppose the bottom line, don't always knock someone cos you can't believe it.ging-gwar said:I know a man who wears a general service medal with northern ireland clasp,claims to have been a sniper with the RAF regiment in northen ireland,He also used to wear a Diving Badge! the closest he got to northern ireland is blackpool pleasure beach. a * Gobbler of the highest order.
its not just enough to expose these people how can we prove it? i.e 'i lost the certificate' or 'those clerks! can they do anything right!'
That's the place, but it was still very much open in the mid 80's - I used it to bring 3 Cdo Bde ashore from the LPD on its return from Norway. I seem to remember that it was earmarked for closing though. We used the old RAF signals unit site on top of the cliff by the golf course for the helicopter fly-off.ViroBono said:Mover
You're thinking of the RAF Marine Craft Unit at RAF Mountbatten near Plymouth. Mountbatten had an aircrew survival school, and also carried out training for aircrew of the 'what to do if you parachute into the oggin' variety. The RAF trades were Coxswain and Marine Craft Crewman. The boats (which I had the pleasure of going on a few times), were Vospers, and were superb beasts. RAF Mountbatten closed in the late 70's.