As a matter of interest the Dog Section (Security dogs for airfield patrols.) of 45 Cdo had two Para trained ranks, one of whom was an oppo of mine.
The rest of the Unit was in Norway, they spotted item asking for volunteers for Para Training in Company Orders banged in a chit and they were laffin'.
See, it does pay to read the Coy Noticeboard. :wink:
Firstly I'm not a RM, but I'm informed that the following normally get para training:- Recce troop & Sigs, ML's, SFSG and SBS. Also as NZ said earlier keep your eyes open for the Coy notice board for the chance to get your para wings up.
Yes. RM needs to have at least a battalion equivalent of para-trained marines in order to take the piss out of Les Berets Cerise; especially the baby paras who have joined their units sans wings.
Nothing quite like a Royal Marine recce troop all wearing wings strolling into a Bravo call-sign area - it's a feckin trip especially if you let slip that you are just back from a HALO course in Po :lol:
Para training is not the same these days. No balloon jump "Up 850 eight men jumping" I won best first jump for my stick we all promised to donate a few bob grand total of two quid in the days of old money when you could get pissed on two quid, of course cherry head's wouldn't have it only to be expected from scotty paras.
Friends son serving in 45 informs me they no longer have the knackercracker/nutcracker these days?