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lightgiver 05-02-2011 07:56 PM

The Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom)
The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army. It perceives itself as an elite unit by virtue of its selection process, rigorous training programme and by the requirement of its role to operate with minimal or no support behind enemy lines and against numerically superior forces. It forms the parachute infantry element of 16 Air Assault Brigade.


The regiment is formed of three regular and one reserve [TA] battalions. One battalion, the 1st Battalion, is permanently attached to Director Special Forces in the Special Forces Support Group

1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA)
2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA)


3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA)
4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (4 PARA)


The 3rd Battalion includes the Guards Parachute Platoon, made up of men from the five Foot Guards regiments.


Originally Posted by lightgiver (Post 1059523612)


The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army. It is an elite unit by virtue of its stringent selection process, rigorous training program-me and by the requirement of its role to operate with minimal or no support behind enemy lines and against numerically superior forces.


The Parachute Regiment has its origins in the force set up by the British Army at the request of Winston Churchill. The UK was inspired in the creation of airborne forces (including the Parachute Regiment, Air Landing Regiments, and the Glider Pilot Regiment) by the example of the German Luftwaffe's Fallschirmjäger, which had a major role in the invasions of Norway, and the Low Countries, and a pivotal, if Pyrrhic, one in the invasion of Crete.


Originally Posted by lightgiver (Post 1059637513)

The UK's first airborne assault took place on 10 February 1941, when, what was then known as II Special Air Service (some 40 men of 500 trained in parachuting), introduced themselves to the enemy by jumping into Italy and blowing up an aqueduct in a daring raid named Operation Colossus.
After the German's successful invasion of Crete, it was agreed by the British Chiefs of Staff that the UK would need far more paratroopers for similar operations. No. 2 Commando were tasked with specialising in airborne assault and became the nucleus of the Parachute Regiment.


Originally Posted by lightgiver (Post 1059637845)



Booby Traps

in World War Two


lightgiver 06-02-2011 08:15 PM

Maroon Machine
The maroon beret is a military beret and has been an international symbol of elite airborne forces since it was chosen for British airborne forces in World War II. This distinctive head dress was officially introduced in 1942, at the direction of General Frederick Browning, commander of the British 1st Airborne Division.The colour of the beret was reportedly chosen by his wife, the novelist Daphne du Maurier. It was first worn by the men of the Parachute Regiment in action in North Africa during November 1942. Although maroon, the beret of the British Parachute Regiment is often known as the "red beret."


In the British Army, most regiments wear headdress or cap badges which reflect regimental traditions.


Members of the Parachute Regiment and other arms in 16th Air Assault Brigade are permitted to wear the maroon beret.


The beret is often called the "red beret" and the Parachute Regiment is known as the "red berets" or (within the Army) the "maroon machine" or "Cherry Berry".


9 Parachute Squadron RE (also known as '9 Para'), is an airborne detachment of the Royal Engineers, part of the British Army. Like other units comprising the Royal Engineers, soldiers in the squadron are called sappers.


A soldier of the Italian Folgore Brigade.

The Folgore Parachute Brigade is the largest unit of paratroopers (paracadutisti) of the Italian Army; a second smaller unit is the 4th Alpini Regiment Monte Cervino . The name Folgore is Italian for lightning.

The Robe Part 01/17

lightgiver 12-02-2011 08:30 PM

Goose Green
Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Jones VC OBE

On 28th May 1982 Lieutenant Colonel Jones was commanding 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment on operations on the Falkland Islands. The Battalion was ordered to attack enemy positions in and around the settlements of Darwin and Goose Green.



During the attack against an enemy who was well dug in with mutually supporting positions sited in depth, the Battalion was held up just South of Darwin by a particularly well-prepared and resilient enemy position of at least eleven trenches on an important ridge. A number of casualties were received. In order to read the battle fully and to ensure that the momentum of his attack was not lost, Colonel Jones took forward his reconnaissance party to the foot of a re-entrant which a section of his Battalion had just secured. Despite persistent, heavy and accurate fire the reconnaissance party gained the top of the re-entrant, at approximately the same height as the enemy positions. From here Colonel Jones encouraged the direction of his Battalion mortar fire, in an effort to neutralise the enemy positions. However, these had been well prepared and continued to pour effective fire onto the Battalion advance, which, by now held up for over an hour and under increasingly heavy artillery fire, was in danger of faltering.

In his effort to gain a good viewpoint, Colonel Jones was now at the very front of his Battalion. It was clear to him that desperate measures were needed in order to overcome the enemy position and rekindle the attack, and that unless these measures were taken promptly the Battalion would sustain increasing casualties and the attack perhaps even fail. It was time for personal leadership and action. Colonel Jones immediately seized a sub-machine gun, and, calling on those around him and with total disregard for his own safety, charged the nearest enemy position. This action exposed him to fire from a number of trenches. As he charged up a short slope at the enemy position he was seen to fall and roll backward downhill. He immediately picked himself up, and again charged the enemy trench, firing his sub-machine gun and seemingly oblivious to the intense fire directed at him. He was hit by fire from another trench which he outflanked, and fell dying only a few feet from the enemy he had assaulted. A short time later a company of the Battalion attacked the enemy, who quickly surrendered. The display of courage by Colonel Jones had completely undermined their will to fight further.
Thereafter the momentum of the attack was rapidly regained, Darwin and Goose Green were liberated, and the Battalion released the local inhabitants unharmed and forced the surrender of some 1,200 of the enemy.

The achievements of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment at Darwin and Goose Green set the tone for the subsequent land victory on the Falklands. The British achieved such a moral superiority over the enemy in this first battle that, despite the advantages of numbers and selection of battle-ground, the Argentinian troops never thereafter doubted neither the superior fighting qualities of the British troops, nor their own inevitable defeat.
This was an action of the utmost gallantry by a Commanding Officer whose dashing leadership and courage throughout the battle were an inspiration to all about him.

Goose Green & H Jones, Falklands War 1982

The Battle of Goose Green ...Operation Corporate (28–29 May 1982) was an engagement of the Falklands War between British and Argentina.

. He was awarded the VC for his actions as commanding officer of 2 Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Falklands War after being killed in action during the Battle of Goose Green.


Goose Green (Spanish: "Pradera del Ganso", "Ganso Verde") is a settlement in Lafonia on East Falkland in the Falkland Islands. It lies on Choiseul Sound, on the east side of the island's central isthmus, 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southwest of Darwin. With a population of about 70, it is the second largest settlement of the Falkland Islands.

Goose Green has a shop and a small airfield. Local attractions include the nearby Bodie Suspension Bridge and the Vicar of Bray shipwreck, which participated in the California gold rush.
Goose Green farm itself is massive. At 1,700 square kilometres (430,000 acres), it is double the size of the farms as Port Howard or North Arm. During the Falklands War, it was the scene of the Battle of Goose Green.


It was almost noon before the British advance resumed. Inspired by their commanding officer's sacrifice, A Company soon cleared the eastern end of the Argentine position and opened the way forward. There had been two battles going on in the Darwin hillocks - one around Darwin Hill looking down on Darwin Bay, and an equally fierce one in front of Boca Hill, also known as Boca House Ruins. Sub-Lieutenant Guillermo Aliaga's 3rd Platoon of RI 8's C Company held Boca Hill. The position of Boca Hill was taken after heavy fighting by Major John Crosland's B Company with support from the MILAN anti-tank platoon. Crosland was the most experienced British officer, and as the events of the day unfolded, it was later said that Crosland's cool and calm leadership of his soldiers on the battlefield turned the Boca House section of the front line. About the time of the victory at the Boca Hill position, A Company overcame the Argentine defenders on Darwin Hill, finally taking the position that had caused many casualties on both sides. Majors Farrar-Hockley and Crosland each won the Military Cross for their efforts. Corporal David Abols received a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his daring charges which turned the Darwin Hill battle.


Goose Green was occupied by Argentine forces during the Falklands War. Over one hundred islanders were imprisoned in the community hall, while over 1,200 Argentine troops occupied the settlement and nearby Darwin. It was the subject of the first land battle of that conflict (see Battle of Goose Green), as it was relatively close to the site of the British landings, San Carlos, and the British leaders were looking for an early victory, even if the site was not necessarily of military importance. The area is still heavily mined.

Sgt Ian Mckay VC Falkland Islands War
Sabaton back in control


magenta_moonshadow 13-02-2011 12:13 AM

My uncle was in the Parachute Regiment, he was one of the first paratroopers at Pegasus Bridge during the D-Day Normandy landings...

lightgiver 13-02-2011 01:40 AM

Parachute Regiment

Originally Posted by magenta_moonshadow (Post 1059677847)
My uncle was in the Parachute Regiment, he was one of the first paratroopers at Pegasus Bridge during the D-Day Normandy landings...


The Fan Dance
Tackling the infamous Fan Dance

marpat 13-02-2011 11:05 AM

Isnt that bottom video about the stretcher race?

The Fan dance is a tab around various hills in the Breacon beacons. Pen-Y-Fan is quite nice ;)

lightgiver 13-02-2011 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by marpat (Post 1059678413)
Isnt that bottom video about the stretcher race?

The Fan dance is a tab around various hills in the Breacon beacons. Pen-Y-Fan is quite nice ;)


Pen y Fan
from Cribyn


Up and Down before Breakfast ;)

manxboz 13-02-2011 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by magenta_moonshadow (Post 1059677847)
My uncle was in the Parachute Regiment, he was one of the first paratroopers at Pegasus Bridge during the D-Day Normandy landings...

Funny that, as the Parachute Regiment was not the first units to get in the assault at Pegasus bridge, it was B and D Companies, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, a platoon of B Company, Royal Engineers, and men of the Glider Pilot Regiment.

The 7th Parachute Bn. arrived roughly half an hour after the first assault by the main task force.

I visited there when I was doing a tour on my Regiment's History. My old Regiment precedes them in the order of precedence.

lightgiver 13-02-2011 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by marpat (Post 1059678413)

The Fan dance is a tab around various hills in the Breacon beacons. ;)


On the route from the Storey Arms (once a coaching inn on the Brecon to Merthyr road) to the summit, a memorial obelisk commemorates a five-year-old boy who died in August 1900. The son of a Rhondda coal miner, Tommy lost his way near Cwm Llwch Farmhouse while visiting his grandparents, starting a twenty-nine day search which aroused nationwide concern. His body was found at the spot marked by the obelisk. Tommy had died from exhaustion and hypothermia or exposure, but how a small boy managed to climb so high remains a mystery.

Tommy Jones Obelisk.

According to some demonologists of the 16th century, August is the month during which this demon's attacks against man are stronger. ...

After an anxious search of 29 days his remains were discovered September. Erected by voluntary subscriptions. W Powell Price Mayor of Brecon 1901."

The obelisk, a useful landmark in misty conditions, was paid for by the proceeds of a memorial fund started when the jurors at the boy’s inquest waived their fees.
The search was used as the theme of the 1980 film, Tommy Jones.


An obelisk (from Greek ὀβελίσκος - obeliskos,


diminutive of ὀβελός - obelos, "spit, nail, pointed pillar"


St Johns.


Stuck Clock Obelisk...C. HILL and Accomplices.


As ABove
So Below

Northern Territory

Wet Season storm at night

A/Ton...Iron Maiden.
Blood Brothers.

jimmyoc 27-11-2013 11:22 AM

Parachute Regiment / Falklands
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bye for now J

lightgiver 27-11-2013 08:50 PM

Pegasus Lodge 9393


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lightgiver 16-04-2014 02:03 AM


The 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (French: 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine, 1er RPIMa) is 1 of 3 regiments (1er RPIMa, 13e Régiment de Dragons Parachutistes (13e RDP), 4e RHFS) in the French Army Special Forces Brigade (BFST)..Despite of its name, the 1er RPIMa does belong to the French army.. The Naval Infantry background dates back to 1762 when units of the French army were detached to the French navy for ship borne and overseas duties..The Free French SAS took an important part in the liberation of Europe. In Brittany, a little after midnight on D-Day June 6, 1944, Caporal Emile Bouétard (born in Brittany, 1915) was the first killed in action in Plumelec, Morbihan. On August 1, 1944, the 3ème and 4ème Bataillons d'Infanterie de l'Air were renamed 2ème and 3ème Régiments de Chasseurs Parachutistes..Today, this SAS heritage is still evident through its regimental motto "Qui Ose Gagne" ("Who Dares Wins") and in the awarding of the RAPAS Wings, reminiscent of the wartime SAS "Operational Wings" that can only be awarded to 1er RPIMa operators after they have successfully passed a series of strict selection requirements, including operational deployments..Having understood with time and experience that it is always better to act on intelligence which had been gathered and analysed by operators that intimately know which method of operation would be best used by the action groups, the 1er RPIMa has decided to include in its specialized teams the PRS concept. - They are infiltrated ahead of the action teams and provide real time intelligence on the target area. The information gathered by the PRS is then transmitted by a variety of secure means to the command level...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw

The 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (French: 8e Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine, 8e RPIMa) is an airborne battalion of the French Army. It is part of the 11th Parachute Brigade and is stationed at Quartier Fayolle, Castres, France..It is an elite unit that can be rapidly sent anywhere in the world. Part of the regiment is the Commando Parachute Group, a French special forces unit..Paratroop training is conducted at the École des troupes aéroportées (ETAP) in Pau..is a commune on the northern edge of the Pyrenees, capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques Département in Aquitaine, France. It was also the capital of the historical Béarn Province. It forms the communauté d'agglomération of Pau-Pyrénées with 13 neighbouring communes to carry out local tasks together..Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of the American president, lived in Pau for several years in the late 1870s..In the centre of Pau is a large castle, the Château de Pau, that dominates that quarter of the city. It is famous as the birthplace of Henry IV, the 16th-century king of France..Its small garden was tended by Marie Antoinette when she spent her summers in the city. Napoleon used it as a holiday home during his period in power..The château has been designated as a French historical monument and holds a collection of tapestry..Place Clemenceau, the heart of the downtown area, is the site of many public festivals, great shopping, and a beautiful fountain..The village of Yonville in Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary is traditionally held to have been based on Ry..The Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express was a transport derivative of the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber built during World War II for the USAF..A total of 287 C-87s were factory-built alongside the B-24 at the Consolidated Aircraft plant in Fort Worth, Texas.. Converted former C-87s were the basis for a USAAF flight engineer trainer designated as the AT-22, a United States Navy VIP transport designated as the RY, and a Royal Air Force VIP transport designated as the Liberator C.IX...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o1t-PhkFAQ
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lightgiver 17-04-2014 09:17 PM

El Capitan

KIA, JULY 7th 1915
5th BATTN. 2nd BGDE.

In World War II, British prisoners arrive at a Japanese prison camp in western Burma..The commandant, Colonel Saito , informs them that all prisoners, regardless of rank, are to work on the construction of a railroad bridge over the River Kwai.. The senior British officer, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson , reminds Saito that the Geneva Conventions exempt officers from manual labour...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM6uU9CWjAI

War veteran and civil engineer Keith Best OBE, of Chessingham Gardens, off Tadcaster Road in York, designed and built the centrepiece of the 1957 film, which scooped 7 Oscars, including Best Picture..While the bridge was constructed by prisoners of war in two months, the actual one built in Sri Lanka by Mr Best for the filming took 8 months, with the use of 500 workers and 35 elephants..It was demolished in a matter of seconds, and the total cost was £85,000 pounds, equivalent to more than £1.2 million in today's money...

Born in 1923 in Sheffield, Mr Best was in the parachute regiment during the Second World War and was dropped behind enemy lines in France before D Day..He was captured by the Germans and put in a prisoner of war camp for a year until it was liberated..After the war he finished university and trained as a civil engineer before starting work with a company called Husband's in Sheffield and went to work for them building bridges in Sri Lanka..

It was while out in Sri Lanka that he was asked to work on the iconic bridge, which was 425ft long and 50ft above the water..The film, which was directed by David Lean and stars Guinness and Jack, uses the construction of the Burma-Siam Railway in 1942-43 for its historical setting...

The River Kwai, Khwae Noi (Thai: แควน้อย, "small tributary") or Khwae Sai Yok (Thai: แควไทรโยค), is a river in western Thailand. It rises to the east of the Salween in the north-south spine of the Bilauktaung range near, but not over the border with Burma.. It begins at the confluence of Ranti, Songkalia and Bikhli Rivers. At Kanchanaburi it merges with the Khwae Yai River to form the Mae Klong river, which empties into the Gulf of Thailand at Samut Songkhram...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nflu3gL-rvo

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lightgiver 17-04-2014 09:53 PM



The 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment is the first airborne unit by designation in the United States military. 1st Battalion has been assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, and is located in Fort Richardson, Alaska, to serve as a strategic front to the Department of Defense's Pacific Command.. Only the 4th Brigade Combat Team is on airborne status, not the entire 25th Infantry Division. 2nd Battalion is assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division..The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was activated at Camp Toccoa, Georgia on 15 November 1942. The 501st was part of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and the Vietnam War..

Thus, when the 101st fought again, this time in South Vietnam, it included the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 501st. The division participated in 12 campaigns and was decorated by the Republic of Vietnam on 3 occasions. The 2nd Battalion, 501st, while attached to the 3rd Brigade, 101st received a presidential unit citation for the heroic actions of all elements of that brigade in the bloody fight at Hill 937 in the Ashau Valley in May 1969. The soldiers called it "Hamburger Hill," but the battle streamer is embroidered: Dong Ap Bia Mountain. Geronimo was also in Lam Song 917 (Dewey Canyon II).In all this unusual and difficult combat, both 501st units performed as bravely as their predecessors had in World War II. In May 1968 the division's jump status was terminated and the 101st was reorganized as an Airmobile division..

Its initial group of officers were hand picked by its first commander, Colonel Howard R. Johnson..The first commander of the 501st PIRKnown by his peers as "Skeets", he was very much in the swashbuckling mold of most of the original parachute regimental commanders, of whom the popular saying was .."To command a parachute unit, you don't have to be nuts, but it helps!"..Golden Nest, Archangel Zero-6! We have been engaged!..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ogmLOR7Ac
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...5&postcount=88Archangel is down and I am on the run!.Always a playground instructor, never a killer..Always a bridesmaid on the verge of fame or over.. He manouvered 2 girls into his hotel room..One a friend, the other, the young one, a newer stranger..Vaguely Mexican or Puerto Rican..Alpha Whiskey, this is Zero-6, come in...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164774

lightgiver 18-04-2014 12:53 AM


The number of the 39 categories of activity prohibited on Shabbat according to Halakha..The actual number of lashes given by the Sanhedrin to a person meted the punishment of 40 lashes..The number of Scud missiles which Iraq fired at Israel during the Gulf War in 1991..In Afghanistan, the number 39 is considered unlucky, due to the belief that it is associated with pimps, allegedly living in the western city of Herat, who was nicknamed "39" after the registration plate of his expensive car and the number of his apartment...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9c7EAlfyaM
Pararescuemen, also known as PJs (Pararescue Jumpers), are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operatives tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. These special operations units are also used to support NASA missions and have been used to recover astronauts after water landings. They are attached to other SOF teams from all branches to conduct other operations as appropriate. Of the 22 enlisted Air Force Cross recipients, 12 are Pararescuemen. They wear the maroon beret as a symbol of their elite status, and to symbolize the blood shed by past PJs, as well as the blood current PJs are willing to shed to save lives. Part of the little-known Air Force Special Operations community and long an enlisted preserve, the Pararescue service began commissioning Combat Rescue Officers early in the 21st century...

The Vietnam War was a pivotal conflict for the Pararescue teams. The Air Force's scope of operations became so large that demand for Pararescue teams expanded as well. The use of helicopters caused new tactics utilizing the speed, distance, and support they could provide. Rescue "packages" were created utilizing FACs (Forward Air Controllers), rescue escorts (such as AH-1 Cobras or A-1 Sandys), protective fighter CAP (Combat Air Patrol), HC-130 "King" Hercules for Rescue Mission Coordination and helicopter refueling, and the HH-3 Jolly Green Giant and HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant helicopters to provide fast rescue for pilots shot down far behind enemy lines. Pararescue personnel were part of these packages to provide medical assistance for injured aircrew as well as the ability to patrol for missing aircrew that might have been unconscious or dead..Pararescue team members would be inserted to conduct LSO (Limited Surface Operations) searches while the escorts maintained an aggressive patrol to provide instantaneous support. Sometimes they would be inserted to search for personnel who were being forced to escape and evade; in such cases the mission might last for days...

Headhunting was practised by many Austronesian people in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Headhunting has at one time or another existed among most of the peoples of Melanesia,including New Guinea.. A missionary found 10,000 skulls on Goaribari Island in 1901..In Southeast Asia, anthropological writings exist on the Murut, Ilongot, Iban, Dayak, Berawan, Wana, and Mappurondo tribes. Among these groups, headhunting was usually a ritual activity rather than an act of war or feuding and involved the taking of a single head..In what is now known as New Zealand, the Māori preserved the heads of enemies, removing the skull and smoking the head. Māori are currently attempting to reclaim the heads of their ancestors held in museums outside New Zealand.. "Samurai also sought glory by headhunting. When a battle ended, the warrior, true to his mercenary origins, would ceremoniously present trophy heads to a general, who would variously reward him with promotions in rank, gold or silver, or land from the defeated clan..Headhunting was a common practice among the Taiwanese aborigines has been a practice among the Naga tribes of India and Myanmar.. Shuar in Ecuador and Peru, along the Amazon River, practised headhunting in order to make shrunken heads for ritual use..The Quechua Lamistas in Peru..A tzompantli is a type of wooden rack or palisade documented in several Mesoamerican civilizations that was used for the public display of human skulls, typically those of war captives or other sacrificial victims...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GRATs8h-bI
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lightgiver 25-04-2014 02:27 AM


McNab was born on 28 December 1959.. Found abandoned on the steps of Guy's Hospital in Southwark in a Harrods shopping bag, he was brought up in Peckham, with his adoptive family. He did not do well in school, dropped out and worked at various odd jobs, usually for friends and relatives, and was involved in petty criminality, finally being arrested for burglary in 1976. Partly inspired by his brother's time in the army, he wanted to join the British Army. He failed the entry test for training as an army pilot, but enlisted with the Royal Green Jackets at the age of 16..From Dec 1977 to June 78, he was posted to South Armagh, Northern Ireland, as part of the British Army 's "Operation Banner"...In 1982, after 8 years with the Royal Green Jackets, he attempted SAS selection. After failing his 1st attempt, he passed in 1984..During his 10 years with Air Troop, B Squadron, 22 SAS, McNab served with Al Slater, Frank Collins and Charles "Nish" Bruce...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hFPewOr2M
Al Slater was a member of 1 Para.. He appeared in the 1982 British TV documentary titled The Paras as one of the instructors to a group of Parachute Regiment recruits undertaking their basic training. The programme began filming just prior to the onset of hostilities of the Falklands War..and was 1 of 4 SAS soldiers to be killed during the Troubles..In 1982, Bruce was the first special forces soldier to parachute into the South Atlantic during the Falklands War a couple of weeks ahead of the fleet carrying the main task force to recapture the islands and was a member of Operation Mikado..Joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973 at age 17 and in 1978 spent 4 years with the The Red Devils Display Team..HAHO jumps would involve deploying the main canopy at 26,000 feet into high airspeed and drifting down with 20–30 minutes descent time..In the early 1990s Bruce trained with Loel Guinness' High Adventure Company and Joe Kittinger to skydive from the edge of space from 130,000 feet and break the highest altitude freefall record previously set by Joe Kittinger himself in the 1960s.. In return for NASA support on the 'Skydive from Space' project, Nish Bruce, Taylor and experienced mountaineers from High Adventure joined renowned NASA scientist and Space Shuttle Challenger crew member K Gordon Henize in a joint expedition to climb the North Ridge Route of Mount Everest in late 1993..Although the expedition was marred by the death of Henize,the TEPC meter had done its job, and when it was later analysed at NASA HQ, an increment was added to the human physiology database..Frank Collins (b. 1956-57 - d.16 June 1998) was a Church of England Minister and the first 22 SAS soldier to enter the building in the Iranian Embassy Siege in 1980. Whilst with 22 SAS B Squadron Air (7) Troop..He left the service to pursue religion. After becoming a vicar, he was commissioned as a chaplain in the 23 SAS Regiment and served as padre in the The Parachute Regiment..During the 1st Gulf War, McNab commanded B20, an 8-man SAS patrol that was given the task of destroying underground communication links between Baghdad and north-west Iraq and with tracking Scud missile movements in the region.. The patrol was dropped into Iraq on 22 January 1991, but was soon compromised, escaping on foot towards Syria, the closest coalition country...



Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was exported widely to other countries, in particular third world countries. The term comes from the NATO reporting name Scud which was attached to the missile by Western intelligence agencies. The Russian names for the missile are the R-11 (the first version), R-17 and R-300 Elbrus (later developments)..All models are 11.35 m (37.2 ft) long (except Scud-A, which is 1 m (3 ft 3 in) shorter) and 0.88 m (2 ft 11 in) in diameter.. They are propelled by a single liquid-fuel rocket engine burning kerosene and corrosion inhibited red fuming nitric acid (IRFNA) with UDMH, unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (Russian TG-02 like German Tonka 250) as liquid igniter (self ignition with IRFNA) in all models..The R-11M had a maximum range of 270 km, but when carrying a nuclear warhead, this was reduced to 150 km..North Korea obtained its first Scud-Bs from Egypt in 1979 or 1980.. These missiles were reverse engineered, and reproduced using North Korean infrastructure, including the 125 factory at Pyongyang, a research and development institute at Sanum-dong and the Musudan-ri Launch Facility..The Scud missile (including derivatives) is one of the few ballistic missiles to be used in actual warfare, second only to the V-2 in terms of combat launches (the SS-21, MGM-140 ATACMS, Fateh-110 and 9K720 Iskander being the only other ballistic missiles fired in action)..More than a dozen Scuds were fired from Afghanistan at targets in Pakistan in 1988..Ira q was the first to use ballistic missiles during the Iran–Iraq War, firing limited numbers of Frog-7 rockets at the towns of Dezful and Ahvaz. On 27 October 1982, Iraq launched its first Scud-Bs at Dezful killing 21 civilians and wounding 100.. Scud strikes continued during the following years, intensifying sharply in 1985, with more than 100 missiles falling inside Iran..The most intensive - and less well-known - use of Scud missiles occurred during the civil war in Afghanistan between 1989 and 1992..3 districts in the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo and the nearby city of Tel Rifat were hit by ballistic missiles on February 22, 2013, flattening up to 20 houses in each of the places hit..A small number of Scuds were used by Russian forces in 1996 during the 1st Chechen War and in late 1999/early 2000 during the 2nd Chechen War..Scuds were responsible for most of the coalition deaths outside Iraq and Kuwait. Of a total 88 Scud missiles, 46 were fired into Saudi Arabia and 42 into Israel..killed 1 Israeli directly and 1 Saudi security guard by a hotel..28 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard were killed when one struck a US Army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia..The USAF organized air patrols over areas where Scud launchers were suspected to operate...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQHtx0nYQio
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...8&postcount=81You know Meade should have taken another 35,000 casualties. Could have ended the rebellion right then and there. Hell, Grant would have done it.. Pickett's charge was up Cemetary Ridge, not Little Round Top..Saunders. Head of Section "V" Vienna. You're *bloody* late. This is a mission, not a fancy dress ball...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1295

lightgiver 25-04-2014 08:57 PM


The 1 that Got Away' has been heavily criticized by Trooper Mike and SGT McNab,particularly in relation to its negative portrayal of Sergeant Vince Phillips, who died of hypothermia during the patrol's attempted escape..The SAS's Regimental Sergeant Major at the time the book is set,(to relieve the OC of A Squadron).. said of the book, "[It is] insensitive to hide behind pseudonyms when they named their dead colleagues in their books, in deliberate contravention of the Regiment's traditions..He subsequently led the squadron on a raid on a communication site known as "Victor 2" for which he was Awarded the DCM...After the conflict Ratcliffe was Commissioned as an Officer...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxo5vYeDF80


4 British Army soldiers, including 2 members of the Special Air Service, who are assassinated by a hit squad known as "The Clinic".. The murders are carried out over a 17-year period, on the orders of a Dubai sheikh whose 3 sons were killed by British forces in Oman during a battle with Communists..Fiennes claimed that he himself was targeted by the group, but was saved by a group of vigilantes calling themselves the "Feather Men".. The Twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du were formerly referred to as Cadair Arthur or 'Arthur's Seat'...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J9tAjxi4p4


Hypothermia (from Greek ὑποθερμία) is a condition in which the body's core temperature drops below that required for normal metabolism and body functions..The signs and symptoms vary depending on the degree of hypothermia, and may be divided by the three stages of severity. Infants with hypothermia may feel cold when touched, with bright red skin and unusual lack of energy..As the temperature decreases, further physiological systems falter and heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure all decrease. This results in an expected heart rate in the 30s at a temperature of 28 °C (82 °F)..1 of the lowest documented body temperatures from which anyone has recovered was 13.0 °C (55.4 °F) in a near-drowning incident involving a 7-year-old girl in Sweden in Dec-ember 2010..An apparent self-protective behaviour known as terminal burrowing, or hide-and-die syndrome, occurs in the final stages of hypothermia.. is the opposite of hyperthermia which is present in heat exhaustion and heat stroke..In the UK 28,354 cases of hypothermia were treated in 2012/13 – an increase of 25% from the previous year..Rising fuel bills have increased the numbers who have difficulty paying for adequate heating in the UK..A notable example of this occurred during the sinking of the Titanic, when most people who entered the −2 °C (28 °F) water died within 15–30 minutes..Napoleon Bonaparte's retreat from Russia in the winter of 1812, many troops suffered from hypothermia...
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...162415&page=84Gentlemen, this may only be an exercise so far as the MOD is concerned.. But for me, it is a matter O-f pride that the 000 section has been chosen for this Test...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1296

lightgiver 09-05-2014 01:44 AM

The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army.. It perceives itself as an elite unit by virtue of its selection process, rigorous training programme and by the requirement of its role to operate with minimal or no support behind enemy lines and against numerically superior forces. It forms the parachute infantry element of 16 Air Assault Brigade...

In politics, polarization (or polarisation) refers to the divergence of political attitudes to ideological extremes. Polarization can refer to such divergence in public opinion as a whole, or to such divergence within a particular sub-set or group (like party elites)..Almost all discussions of polarization in political science consider polarization in the context of political parties and democratic systems of government. When polarization occurs in a two-party system, like the United States, moderate voices often lose power and influence...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J9tAjxi4p4
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=118Usurp leadership in a situation where you are normally subordinate. Infiltrate your target. Initially, pretend to be a guest to be accepted, but develop from inside and become the owner later..Everything goes away, Jack Sawyer, like the moon.. Everything comes back, like the moon...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=221

lightgiver 09-05-2014 01:52 AM

Red Caps

The maroon beret is a military beret and has been an international symbol of elite airborne forces since it was chosen for British airborne forces in World War II. This distinctive head dress was officially introduced in 1942, at the direction of General Frederick Browning, commander of the British 1st Airborne Division.The colour of the beret was reportedly chosen by his wife, the novelist Daphne du Maurier. It was first worn by the men of the Parachute Regiment in action in North Africa during November 1942. Although maroon, the beret of the British Parachute Regiment is often known as the "red beret"...

Send your enemy beautiful women to cause discord within his camp. This strategy can work on three levels. First, the ruler becomes so enamoured with the beauty that he neglects his duties and allows his vigilance to wane..2nd, other males at court will begin to display aggressive behaviour that inflames minor differences hindering co-operation and destroying morale..3rd, other females at court, motivated by jealousy and envy, begin to plot intrigues further exacerbating the situation...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV41hb9Fz7E


lightgiver 09-05-2014 02:04 AM

Fan Dance

Gorgonacea is an order of sessile colonial cnidarian found throughout the oceans of the world, especially in the tropics and subtropics. Gorgonians are also known as sea whips or sea fans and are similar to the sea pen, a soft coral. Gorgonians are closely related to, but technically not coral, themselves. Individual tiny polyps form colonies that are normally erect, flattened, branching, and reminiscent of a fan. Others may be whiplike, bushy, or even encrusting.A colony can be several feet high and across but only a few inches thick. They may be brightly coloured, often purple, red, or yellow. Photosynthetic gorgonians can be successfully kept in captive reef aquariums..The name "Gorgonacea" is no longer considered valid and Alcyonacea is now the accepted name for the order.A pencil in projective geometry is a family of geometric objects with a common property, for example the set of lines That pass through a given point in a Projective Plane...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0dFkchrhqs


Fan is a municipality in the Mirditë District, Lezhë County, northwestern Albania..The Great Fan rises near Qafë-Mali in the Pukë District. It flows west through Fushë-Arrëz, then south through Gjegjan and to Rrëshen..Fan County falls under the jurisdiction of Puyang, Henan Province..Puyang is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China. Located on the northern shore of the Yellow River, it borders Anyang in the west, Xinxiang in the southwest, and the provinces of Shandong and Hebei in the E and North respectively...The Fan Dance - YouTube

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