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The Parachute Regiment was formed to provide the infantry arm of the airborne formations raised during the Second World War, in order to deliver a specialised operational capability.

Airborne forces were required to operate at reach, with a light logistic footprint, often beyond traditional lines of support. Special qualities are therefore demanded of the airborne soldier.

The Paratrooper

The Paratrooper is required to be physically fit and mentally robust. He has to demonstrate motivation, self-reliance, initiative and intelligence.

Through rigorous selection and hard training the airborne soldier is expected to develop resilience, self-confidence and a fierce determination to succeed, whatever the difficulties.


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