If not then what's the point in the paras? I hear they mainly go about by helecopter these days, so why not call them the helicopter regiment instead? Is there really any call for parachute training these days or is it just a tradition that's being held on to? And while we're at it, when was the last time the household cavalry rode into battle on horseback? I think the British army needs to start being more forward thinking and start thinking about what is actually usefull training to spend tax payers money on. Why train people to jump out of planes when they most likely will never be deployed into a combat scenario by parachute in today's wars?