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Old 5th Dec 2007, 10:41
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GIATT
 
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I'm surprised that the Army still allow the RAF to continue parachute training, especially as PJI's are non-combatant and definately not soldiers.
Non-combatant, aye right! Anybody flying an airframe somewhere unpleasant and then dropping a bunch of paras on the locals is taking more than a little bit of a risk as I'm certain the locals would regard them as combatants for the purposes of target selection.

The PJI's I've met over the year may have been slagged mercilessly, but they were professional to a man and they did what ever they could to make sure we stood the best chance of survival. As someone now involved in sports coaching I strongly believe that the RAF/PJI approach is correct for PTS and Para/PTI approach is correct for P Coy.
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