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Soldiers from 3 Para Parachute from a Hercules Aircraft

Soldiers from 3 Para Parachute from a Hercules Aircraft



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Soldiers from 3 Para Parachute from a Hercules Aircraft

Paratroopers descend to earth from a Royal Air Force Hercules aircraft during a demonstration of their skills.
Over 120 troops from A Company, 3 PARA, ( 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment) demonstrated their skills to forty NATO Defence Attaches as part of the Airborne Task Force.
The attaches watched as the Paras deployed out of two C130 Hercules aircraft flying at 800 feet above the Everleigh Dropping Zone (DZ) on Salisbury Plain. The Exercise, named EAGLES FLIGHT, included Helicopter assaults and Rapid Air Landings at South Cerney airfield.
3 PARAs main role along with 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland, is to train as part of the British Armys rapid reaction force

The British Army protects the United Kingdom's interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper

Credit: Crown Copyright

Media ID 15228064

© Crown Copyright

Aircraft Army C 130k Equipment Hercules Non Identifiable Personnel Royal Air Force Soldier Soldiers Transport Paras


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The print captures a breathtaking moment as soldiers from 3 Para Parachute descend to earth from a Royal Air Force Hercules aircraft during an impressive demonstration of their skills. The image showcases the bravery and precision of over 120 troops from A Company, 3 PARA, who showcased their abilities to forty NATO Defence Attaches as part of the Airborne Task Force. With eyes fixed on the sky, the attaches witnessed in awe as the Paras gracefully deployed out of two C130 Hercules aircraft flying at an altitude of 800 feet above the Everleigh Dropping Zone (DZ) on Salisbury Plain. This remarkable display was just one aspect of Exercise EAGLES FLIGHT, which also included Helicopter assaults and Rapid Air Landings at South Cerney airfield. As members of the British Army's rapid reaction force, 3 PARAs main role is to train alongside 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland. Their dedication and skill were evident in this photograph by Richard Watt. This powerful image serves as a reminder not only of these brave soldiers' commitment but also highlights the crucial role played by transport aircraft like Hercules C-130K in enabling swift deployments for military operations. It symbolizes strength, unity, and unwavering determination that define our armed forces.

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