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The Green Light warning

#1
Can anyone airborne help me out?

I would like to give a German Fallschirmjäger a presentation. Does anyone know the wording to our Green Light warning you get read out by the chalk comd before a jump.

The one that goes "You are about to carry out a parachute descent etc etc"

thanks
 
#2
You are about to carry out a parachute descent.
You are to jump when the green light is displayed.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.
In the event of the green light failing to operate the number 1 will be dispatched on order of the PJI.
You are to follow in your stick order and carry out a parachute descent.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.


There you go,enjoy Paperchase.
 
#4
I remember doing my German Para course with 272 Fallschirmjaeger Bn and when their green light came on it was accompanied by a bloody loud hooter going off! Made me jump out of the door in fright!
 

The_Duke

LE
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#5
px4llp said:
You are about to carry out a parachute descent.
You are to jump when the green light is displayed.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.
In the event of the green light failing to operate the number 1 will be dispatched on order of the PJI.
You are to follow in your stick order and carry out a parachute descent.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.


There you go,enjoy Paperchase.
The_Duke shivers, goes slightly sweaty palmed and feels the need to pish up the side of the Rubb hangar.
 
#6
The_Duke said:
px4llp said:
You are about to carry out a parachute descent.
You are to jump when the green light is displayed.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.
In the event of the green light failing to operate the number 1 will be dispatched on order of the PJI.
You are to follow in your stick order and carry out a parachute descent.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.


There you go,enjoy Paperchase.
The_Duke shivers, goes slightly sweaty palmed and feels the need to pish up the side of the Rubb hangar.
Does anyone know if anybody did refuse after getting their wings? I remember a couple of blokes refusing the balloon on our basic jumps, they missed the balloon with the rest of us and did a Herc jump first then bottled it on the balloon when they went to do it. Can't remember hearing of anyone jacking in the Bde.
 
#7
px4llp said:
You are about to carry out a parachute descent.
You are to jump when the green light is displayed.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.
In the event of the green light failing to operate the number 1 will be dispatched on order of the PJI.
You are to follow in your stick order and carry out a parachute descent.
Failure to do so constitutes disobeying a direct order and disciplinary action will be taken against you.


There you go,enjoy Paperchase.
Will has been replaced by may.
 
#8
I remember doing my German Para course with 272 Fallschirmjaeger Bn and when their green light came on it was accompanied by a bloody loud hooter going off! Made me jump out of the door in fright!
Did you have to sing a little song on the tarmac first? We all sang something - I think it was about 're-invading Poland and getting it right this time'. Then we sat in a bumpy Transall while some charming Belgian para-commandos threw up over everybody, and then the hooter went off like a bloody stuka incoming.

I was heavier than the hun who went out in front of me, so we slid off one another all the way down, bellowing abuse at each other. Happy days.

They weren't too worried about windspeeds either, IIRC... I went for a drag across the DZ at about 30mph...
 
#9
chumpycheeks said:
I remember doing my German Para course with 272 Fallschirmjaeger Bn and when their green light came on it was accompanied by a bloody loud hooter going off! Made me jump out of the door in fright!
Did you have to sing a little song on the tarmac first? We all sang something - I think it was about 're-invading Poland and getting it right this time'. Then we sat in a bumpy Transall while some charming Belgian para-commandos threw up over everybody, and then the hooter went off like a bloody stuka incoming.

I was heavier than the hun who went out in front of me, so we slid off one another all the way down, bellowing abuse at each other. Happy days.

They weren't too worried about windspeeds either, IIRC... I went for a drag across the DZ at about 30mph...
No, but I do remember singing them the English version of the Fallschirmjaeger song, the one about invading Crete, they were quite impressed and thought we were all neo-Nazis!!
 
#11
Did all my jumps with the boxheads from a CH-53 :D we had an intro on thier chutes (T-10's) the day before, choppered to the DZ the morning after, draw and fit, jump. Got 4 or 5 jumps in on the one day and the final one a day or two later. Good hosts the krauts.

Chumpycheeks...........thought you were Rifles (or LI / RGJ as was) how did you wangle yourself on the jumps course?
 
#12
On our wings parade they had us all formed up, Yanks, Cloggies and Belgies and they all presented the German hosts with plaques etc, due to an oversight on our SNCO's behalf we had fcuk all to give them, then one of the blokes remembered he had an airborne tie in his bag (we went on ABF weekend) so we presented them with a tie that still had a knot in it. The looks on their faces was priceless!
 
#13
chumpycheeks said:
I remember doing my German Para course with 272 Fallschirmjaeger Bn and when their green light came on it was accompanied by a bloody loud hooter going off! Made me jump out of the door in fright!
Did you have to sing a little song on the tarmac first? We all sang something - I think it was about 're-invading Poland and getting it right this time'. Then we sat in a bumpy Transall while some charming Belgian para-commandos threw up over everybody, and then the hooter went off like a bloody stuka incoming.

I was heavier than the hun who went out in front of me, so we slid off one another all the way down, bellowing abuse at each other. Happy days.

They weren't too worried about windspeeds either, IIRC... I went for a drag across the DZ at about 30mph...
We didn't sing any songs but we did have to respond as loudly as possible to the despatcher's shout of 'gluck' with 'ab' (this being repeated three times) before moving from the box (pen) onto the aircraft.
 
#14
We were just reminiscing about the audible warning on the Transall this weekend! Almost brought me out of my usual pre-jump "scared? Who me? No..." coma!
 
#15
I noted a couple of refusals in my unit.One was a tom who's best mate had been killed in a preceeding jump.The other was an officer,on my basic Abingdon course,who refused on the first(balloon)jump,and we had to go down again,to let him off.As a lowly tom,that worried me a bit,as I was next,so I just closed my eyes and went!
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#16
Never in unit, but a good one on my basic course. Bloke came shuffling down the stbd side, turned in the door and then wedged his hands and feet firmly against the frame like he was doing an 800ft star jump.

He was cleared off to the ramp, and his bedspace cleared by the time we got back to Brize.

As for foreign wings - pah, I shiite 'em.
 
#17
I also remember that we had to line up and smack one of the Kruats on the arrse as he was about to do his 20th, 25th or 50th jump or something, as expected one of the boys grabs hold of the bloke and back scuttles him making pig squealing noises........to odd looks from the Germans.

They are also very relaxed about jumping while half phissed, I was still lagged from the night before when we did our first days parachuting, the last day I was stone cold sober and jumped as No.1........... :eek:
 
#19
We didn't sing any songs but we did have to respond as loudly as possible to the despatcher's shout of 'gluck' with 'ab' (this being repeated three times) before moving from the box (pen) onto the aircraft.
Oh yes - I'd forgotten that bit..

Chumpycheeks...........thought you were Rifles (or LI / RGJ as was) how did you wangle yourself on the jumps course?
Correcto: but I met a German Fallschirmjager officer who was a bit of a dude, and when I mentioned that I was a sport para, he said - "Ach so, come chump wiz us, you get your wings'...

I pointed out that I was pretty sure this wasn't allowed, as I didn't have UK wings: he smiled and said 'shh, ve don't tell anyvun!'

2 of us (freefallers) went: best bit was pretending that we knew what we were doing so that we didn't get kicked off the course, as all these bits of static line and kit were given to us... 3 clean jumps, then 3 more with the bergen on a rope thingy. great laugh. A charming German General gave me my wings afterwards... :D
 

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