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    Sorry for my lack of knowledge but living in Australia there is not that much information of the Irish Defence Force here. But I am interested to find if the Irish have any parachute/airborne capacity. If so what training/unit is carried out by the Irish Defence Force to maintain this capacity.

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    couldnt tell you but no doubt one of our more informed gents will. i think it might be just the rangers though that do but with regards who and how i would only be guessing. maybe the UK forces??????

    where abouts in Australia, i'm in nsw
    Last edited by criodan; 20 April 2007, 10:23.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by aaron View Post
      Sorry for my lack of knowledge but living in Australia there is not that much information of the Irish Defence Force here. But I am interested to find if the Irish have any parachute/airborne capacity. If so what training/unit is carried out by the Irish Defence Force to maintain this capacity.
      The Defence Forces has a very limited parachute capability. The only unit that does any Parachute training (as a unit) are the Army Ranger Wing (Special Forces) and then it is only a small part of the unit.

      Parachuting by the rest of the army is on an individual basis - some are trained in sports parachuting (With a small military aspect to it) but not on a unit basis. Ireland lacks the aircraft to have a mass parachute drop. Parachuting is not a role of the army and it is seen more as a confidence building role than anything else.

      http://www.military.ie/army/arw_parachuting.htm

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      • #4
        there's a change a coming!!
        OH YES BOYS.....I'M BACK AND I'M PACKING

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        • #5
          The old 23 INF BN were our Para unit. They've been integrated into 34 INF BN now so who knows

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dclimk View Post
            there's a change a coming!!
            do go on my man!
            But there's no danger
            It's a professional career
            Though it could be arranged
            With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
            If you're out of luck you're out of work
            We could send you to johannesburg.

            (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dclimk View Post
              there's a change a coming!!
              reservist officers are going to create a custom made parachute involving the sam browne belt as harness and DPM wet gear as the canopy, they will only be allowed do this whilst wearing the Dutch Para wings
              "Many a time a man's mouth broke his nose"

              "Don't waste money buying expensive binoculars. Simply stand next to the object you wish to view."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Duffman View Post
                reservist officers are going to create a custom made parachute involving the sam browne belt as harness and DPM wet gear as the canopy, they will only be allowed do this whilst wearing the Dutch Para wings
                Now there's the truth.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bunny shooter View Post
                  Now there's the truth.
                  There are those that talk, and those that do!!
                  OH YES BOYS.....I'M BACK AND I'M PACKING

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                  • #10
                    More parasexualism.


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Duffman View Post
                      reservist officers are going to create a custom made parachute involving the sam browne belt as harness and DPM wet gear as the canopy, they will only be allowed do this whilst wearing the Dutch Para wings
                      And using their swords as ground contact detectors during night drops.
                      Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

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                      • #12
                        there's a change a coming!!
                        Hopefully recognition that "parachuting" in the Defence Forces is a sport, not a military activity. Scrap the "wings" and all the BS that goes with it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                          More parasexualism.
                          We are delightfully tacky and completely unrefined bunch of deviants.
                          When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow.
                          All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how

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                          • #14
                            I second that.Jumpers do not abide by the more normal conventions of adult life and as such are great fun to be around!
                            regards
                            GttC

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                              I second that.Jumpers do not abide by the more normal conventions of adult life and as such are great fun to be around!
                              regards
                              GttC
                              Especially the student oh joygasm, h no wait a second orgasm that thats the word Im looking for, a big deciding factor in DClimk's setting up of a club in UL.
                              Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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