Info on Irish Paratroopers -- Help!




 
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December 8th, 2005  
82ndMechanic
 

Topic: Info on Irish Paratroopers -- Help!


Can anyone find me some info (links) on the Irish Army Paratroopers? Also to a picture of their jump wings if possible? Any reading info would be great. I need to read this by the end of the night tonight.... so the sooner the better.

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Thanks
Wrench
December 8th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 

Try these sites that I googled:

http://herbertholeman.com/para/units/ireland.php

http://members.tripod.com/~audgen/ir.../irishwing.htm

December 9th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
What information are you looking for?

The course is similar to BAC in that you need five static jumps, however, it is a parachutist course, not a paratrooper course and is only offered once a year. The Defence Forces course is more akin to a civilian course than a military one, it is classified as "sports." This is because IDF does not have a dedicated Abn unit, the closest they have is the ARW (Army Ranger Wing), whom are all paratroopers as opposed to parachutists.

These are the wings (Ice cream cone).


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