Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PARAS and the French Connection

From the MoD:

21 January 2014

British paratroopers and their French Foreign Legion counterparts have been training together as they build a closer working relationship. 

 British and French paratroopers training in Corsica

Colchester-based B Company of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) has been working alongside 2e Regiment Etranger de Parachutistes (2e REP) at their base on the rugged island of Corsica.

Exercise Blue Legionnaire has seen the 2 units fire each other’s weaponry and practise fighting together in urban areas.

The 2 PARA soldiers earned French parachute wings by jumping from a French C-160 Transall aircraft, while jumps from a Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules earned 2e REP soldiers their British wings...

Much more (with pics) here.

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