Para millitary groups - Page 2




 
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September 19th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
No other units in the Forces use the words Para in there title, so why use it in a junior units that are not Para. It is rather like the Medics using the word para in front of their title. It was the airborne that pioneered this sort of thing as being many miles behind enemy lines and often having lost your Doctor and the wounded could not be evacuated, it was the Medics that did the operations to save the men and during WW2 got the Extra training that took them to the next level. The next thing we find is that the civiy medics have grabbed the title as theirs.
September 19th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Papa-military in the states is considered half military, or like military. It has no relationship to parachute, or pararescue, or paratrooper
September 20th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
Are you suggesting that the Para's are only half military, if so I wonder what the half is.
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September 20th, 2005  
PershingOfLSU
 
Are you serious? Because at this point I'm having trouble telling. Did you even read what I said on the matter?

Because from what I can tell you haven't yet managed to grasp the usage of the prefix para as it's being used in this thread. Parachute and Paramilitary are both amalgamations of two different words to form a single word with a new meaning. In the case of Parachute it means, "Similar to a fall", in the case of Paramilitary it means, "Similar to the military". The word Paramedic means that they're similar to a medic (referring to a physician or a doctor) but with a lower level of training.

As for the origin of the word Paratrooper, it's simple. You take parachute, troop or trooper, and blend them. Since Parachutetrooper is too long and Chutetrooper sounds ridiculous, the word Paratroop sprung into being.

Para has been around a lot longer than the Airborne, and it's not going to be shelved just because it's been attached to that one particular word.
September 23rd, 2005  
BangorRamsJROTC
 
 
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Originally Posted by NCdt Steliga
Canada has:

Royal Canadian Air Cadets (RCAirC);
Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC); and
Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (RCSC)
Yes Canada Has these groups

THEY ARE NOT PARA MILITARY IN ANY WAY
September 25th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BangorRamsJROTC
Quote:
Originally Posted by NCdt Steliga
Canada has:

Royal Canadian Air Cadets (RCAirC);
Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC); and
Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (RCSC)
Yes Canada Has these groups

THEY ARE NOT PARA MILITARY IN ANY WAY
and why is that>?
September 29th, 2005  
BangorRamsJROTC
 
 
It would fall under the Boy soldiers act held at the UN
October 1st, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BangorRamsJROTC
It would fall under the Boy soldiers act held at the UN
huh? what ar you talking about?