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Paratroop Forces

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posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 03:29 PM
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Can you provide a source which suggests the number of drops is being reduced due to costs. I often see military parachutists and the frequency of drops does not seem to have diminished.

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posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 02:59 PM
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To be honest mate, I can't.

Why? Well when I first posted this thread in September of last year, this was certainly the case and it was reported in several of the tabliods. There was also a report in the House of Commons Defence Committe - see link below:

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200405/cmselect/cmdfence/45/45ii.pdf

I have several friends in one of the premier UK parachute units who told me that jump days were cancelled, often at the last moment. [One can only presume this is due to aircraft availability rather than cost alone]

No 1 PTS holds courses at Brize and run jump courses at Weston-on-the-Green and the Army still uses Netheravon but whether these courses are for new recruits or requalification, it is hard to find out.



posted on Nov, 19 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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