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by RSO3
Tue 06 May, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Book List for Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces
Replies: 35
Views: 42303

Fireforce by Chris Cocks
One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry
by RSO3
Fri 28 Mar, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Fighting in Portsmouth April 19th
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

It's alright Sandy, I'll answer you!
I won't be there in person to support, but all the best. Let us know how you get on. R.
by RSO3
Sun 10 Feb, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Westminster - Devizes
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

I haven't done the race since '94, and it was the Devizes to Westminster (DW) then. But Westminster to Devizes eh? Now that's nails!
by RSO3
Wed 14 Nov, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Uberwalt
Replies: 20
Views: 4806

Uberwalt

I've just posted this on a previous link, but it really deserves its own thread:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Pte_Golden
by RSO3
Wed 14 Nov, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know this winker
Replies: 33
Views: 6998

And on the subject of Walts... (apologies if this has been posted elsewhere)

http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Pte_Golden

Enjoy!
by RSO3
Fri 13 Jul, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: PF Platoon and Selection
Replies: 52
Views: 13322

"Taken" by 3 PARA Sigs, no doubt! :o
by RSO3
Thu 21 Jun, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Leave?
Replies: 18
Views: 3897

1. Please stop using up all the capitals or there won't be any left for anyone else.

2. Remember: Leave is a privilege. Allegedly.
by RSO3
Tue 05 Sep, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Differences Between Military and Civillian Jumps
Replies: 34
Views: 7622

All up weights for paratroopers are largely ignored, because despite what the RAF say, you can't just leave all your spare radio batteries or your ammunition behind becasue it's heavy. I put the video in to illustrate a point - how military jumping is different to civillian. No matter how well train...
by RSO3
Sun 03 Sep, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Differences Between Military and Civillian Jumps
Replies: 34
Views: 7622

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHj9CLLb-yY

I hope this link works.

A picture paints a thousand words. I know they're Yanks and they're jumping "jet" by the looks of it, but the lessons are still the same. But if you've got a history asthma, then I don't think you'll be joining anyway.
by RSO3
Sun 03 Sep, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Differences Between Military and Civillian Jumps
Replies: 34
Views: 7622

Training jumps have recently been lowered to 600 ft. The current LLP 'chute is designed to open safely at 250 ft, but has only been trialled over water. A 250 ft descent would only be an operational requirement. I believe the descent is about 9 seconds, so again, no reserve. Just enough time to lowe...
by RSO3
Mon 10 Jul, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: How do you decide? Paras or Marines? (seriously!)
Replies: 30
Views: 7102

Get your head down SO19! No,I didn't join the engrs!!!!!
3 PARA actually. If you were looking at my profile, I'm out now!

F*****g engrs! I feel sick after that

Anyway, thanks for all the articles you're posting SO19, I'll give you some credit!
by RSO3
Mon 10 Jul, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: How do you decide? Paras or Marines? (seriously!)
Replies: 30
Views: 7102

Quite right too. Couldn't have been more diplomatic if I tried. Up the Reg!
by RSO3
Fri 23 Jun, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Guards Para platoon?
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

When the Gds "para" Pl arrived in Bn, they didn't take any chances and arrived with a strong bunch of blokes. Unfortunately, since then the pl has had trouble keeping at full strength. After 2 yrs their parent units wanted them back, but the "Bde of Gds" has had trouble filling their places. Instead...
by RSO3
Thu 22 Jun, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Contact - Afghanistan
Replies: 144
Views: 34035

Hi Paratrooper01,
Send my regards to 3PARA Sigs - Of course you're doing a cracking job. Hardest working blokes in the Bn!
RT
by RSO3
Wed 21 Jun, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Contact - Afghanistan
Replies: 144
Views: 34035

So then, have we drifted off the subject heading here? CONTACT - AFGHANISTAN Let's stick to the subject. Why not start a new topic for pissing contests, nationalism and the finer points of the World's ammunition calibres? This topic was looking like a useful way for the blokes to give gen sitreps fr...