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ExREME..TECH

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I’ve said this before, but bears repeating.


The RAF, who own military parachuting, do not believe there is a pre-course requirement for someone to attend Basic Parachuting Course. Their view is that it is a way to get to work. Hence why SPAG (and others, presumably including @dingerr ’s AT peers) are entitled to attend a military parachuting course without doing an Arduous Course first.

The British Army, as part of its concept of Airborne Assault, requires everyone who will “jump in” to prove their determination and grit to subsequently carry out their tasking, on completion of the parachuting element of the insertion. The RN and RAF hold different views.
At Op Olympics I saw a fat RAF bird with wings on... I asked a RAF Regt lad working for me, how the ****. She was something to do with the planes or something and was entitled. Also RAF Regt P coy involves a couple of Pt sessions a day, then the jump
 
At Op Olympics I saw a fat RAF bird with wings on... I asked a RAF Regt lad working for me, how the ****. She was something to do with the planes or something and was entitled. Also RAF Regt P coy involves a couple of Pt sessions a day, then the jump
You can be a parachutist without doing P Company but you can’t be a paratrooper.


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ExREME..TECH

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You can be a parachutist without doing P Company but you can’t be a paratrooper.


Discuss...
So she could wear the wings? I hope 1 PARA didn't see her
 
Frank was my PJI in Cyprus 71-73. I'm trying to trace him. Is he really RIP??????
Hello - I'm sad to report that indeed he is. I can't give the date as I was away from PTS for a number of years, but I'll find out and update you. He was some character. RIP
 
Hello - I'm sad to report that indeed he is. I can't give the date as I was away from PTS for a number of years, but I'll find out and update you. He was some character. RIP
Frank was my PJI in Cyprus. I've set up a Facebook Group you may be interested in. Please meet me on facebook.com/sean.walsh.5205
Regards Sean Walsh
 

ericferret

War Hero
Ha ha, Paras just trolled by Royal Marine advert, to be the best, join the best.

The marines have form. A few years ago they entered a raft race, with Royal Marines plastered over their craft.
When interviewed and asked if they would look silly if they overturned the reponse was
" we have Parachute Regiment painted on the bottom"
 

QRK2

LE
The marines have form. A few years ago they entered a raft race, with Royal Marines plastered over their craft.
When interviewed and asked if they would look silly if they overturned the reponse was
" we have Parachute Regiment painted on the bottom"
The first time I heard that story it happened at the start of the 1968 OSTAR.
 

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