Para Wings and Red Berets

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Re: Para Wings and Red Berets

#16 Post by Tab » Tue 08 Jul, 2014 11:57 pm

During WW2 all glider born troops were classed as airborne troops and would wear the Red Beret. Members of the 16th Air Assault Brigade are allowed to wear the Red Beret while they are serving with the 16th Air Assault. As I said earlier any one attached to the Paras may also wear the Red Beret even the women pat clerks, but with out the parachute wings on their sleeve.

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Re: Para Wings and Red Berets

#17 Post by Rover » Sat 12 Jul, 2014 8:02 pm

Carl,

Regarding your first post.

"2. Other Parachute needs
Other military personnel who need a parachute qualification must take the RAF parachute course, but need only make one aircraft jump.
They are awarded the Lightbulb.

3. SAS
These candidates do not have to pass P-Company, the SAS have their own selection course. They do have to pass the RAF parachute course and their wings which are different to regular wings are awarded by the Regiment."

I would point out that Royal Marines also take the RAF parachute course and wear parachute wings, nor do Royal Marines do P-Company. Dare I also mention SPAG. :wink:

You have also overlooked the SBS. 8)
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Re: Para Wings and Red Berets

#18 Post by Tab » Mon 14 Jul, 2014 12:22 am

You wont get a qualification on one jump and the light bulbs went out in the early 1960's

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Re: Para Wings and Red Berets

#19 Post by Zero_Higher » Mon 14 Jul, 2014 1:06 am

The basic Parachute Course is A 9-jump course predominantly filled by Para Regt and 16 air assault blokes. Troops make each descent from a C-130 aircraft using the Low Level Parachute at heights of 800 ft and 1000 ft respectively.

The Static Line Square Course is an 8 jump course for specially selected Service personnel. Using the static line square parachute, troops are despatched from a C-130 or Skyvan aircraft at heights ranging from 1200 ft to 3000 ft and due to the parachute's flying characteristics are able to land within yards of each other .

Also you have the Specialist Training Squadron which provides a variety of expertise across the Parachute Jumping Instructor spectrum. Through continuation training and overseas exercises it is responsible for the training of specialist airborne troops in military free fall techniques as well as for the free fall development of No 1 Parachute Training School's Parachute Jumping Instructors. It also facilitates the personal development of Tri-Service personnel through static line and free fall parachuting under the Joint Services Adventurous Training Scheme and is responsible for the Royal Air Force Falcons Parachute Display Team.

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