The Flying Gunners

#1
Have the flying gunners been sacked yet?
Rumour has it they are soon to be no more,as they have fallen by the way side compaired to other Army display teams.
 
#2
Speaking as an ex member of Royal Artillery Parachute Team I always felt that we should have been called the flying Gunners or plummeting Gunners at least' I wouldnt be suprised if they were disbanded because in my day they were cr*p!! almost as bad as the Junior Leaders Regt Royal Engineers batton swirling display team!
 
#4
Ha! been there done that! although without the RNLI and the sea!
I nearly landed on the roof of Chatsworth house and i once landed right in the middle of a forest at Badlippspringe fracturing a vertabrae and I now have a claim to fame that I was injured parachuting into Germany during the war(although this was 1985 and it was the cold war!)
 
#5
The Flying Gunners are alive and well and in the AAC Blue Eagles. Their Boss is serving gunner and two of the team are ex gunners.

Ubique etc :)
 
#8
Hmm,

IF the chap I saw at the Red Bull Air Races in the 'ops tent' wearing an RA Para Display Team polo shirt was a Flying Gunner and IF he was one of the apparent idiots who was retained/paid to advise Red Bull that a Swiss-registered drop aircraft could just arrive in the UK and conduct a drop without any of the very necessary consents - making the UK mil look rather foolish in the process, THEN the FG can't be that much cop.
 
#9
Victorian_Captain said:
Hmm,

IF the chap I saw at the Red Bull Air Races in the 'ops tent' wearing an RA Para Display Team polo shirt was a Flying Gunner and IF he was one of the apparent idiots who was retained/paid to advise Red Bull that a Swiss-registered drop aircraft could just arrive in the UK and conduct a drop without any of the very necessary consents - making the UK mil look rather foolish in the process, THEN the FG can't be that much cop.
the flying gunners are actually a motor cycle display team captain but you can only assume the bloke in the parachute display team polo shirt was a black knight(para team)
 
#10
skawhite16 said:
the flying gunners are actually a motor cycle display team captain but you can only assume the bloke in the parachute display team polo shirt was a black knight(para team)
Whoops! my bad :oops: . FG stand down, BKs (never heard of you) - have a word.
 
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