parachuting

Discussion in 'The Corps' started by 9inchesofheaven, Nov 26, 2006.

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  1. is it a requirement for marines to do jump training?
     
  2. Recce Troops
    Mountain Leaders
    SBS
    Some ranks attatched to SBS/ Bpt
     
  3. Hey, i am new here and this is probably a bit late. Anyway, my uncle said that the parachute courses only get given to rmr guys to keep them in. Is this true? Mind you he is an ex para so there might be a bit of resentment there!
     
  4. I was asked what I would like to do after CTCRM so I went for the para course. Could have gone for other things but leaping into the sky sounded good.

    As for keeping the ranks in the RMR load of crap. Not everybody wants to going jumping out of aircraft and many are happy going in for other things. Long as the course and funds are available.

    Cherry heads are only happy when they are blowing there own trumpet. Booties just go and do it!!!
     
  5. Got my wings when i was in and I was a cook, but love it still parachuting now, great fun at the weekends.
     
  6. As of a couple weeks ago very few guys will now get jumped trained, in terms of Royal this will be restricted to BPT, Not the commando recce troops, and SF.

    You should still be able to get them through SFSG, and perhaps if you are working with the SB as an FAC or something, but it is going to be tough to get a course now as even the Paras are no longer going to be para trained.

    K
     
  7. Thanks for the answers guys. I'll pass on all the comments to my uncle and i'll take the slap as well!
     
  8. FOR SALE:

    1 red Beret,NEVER been dropped!!!!LOL
     
  9. :lol: :lol: :lol: for sale 1 set of obsolete para wings never been dropped!! Touche
     
  10. For sale, 1 x Irish Parachute. Opens on impact!!!



    Greendeath
     
  11. As an ex wafoo all I can say is:

    Anyone who leaves a perfectly serviceable aircraft should be examined by the trick cyclist!
     

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