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FARG on exercise..
20/08/2010
 

We have recently completed a small exercise to gain some realistic photos of our complete group.

The exercise was carried out on a very hot day in July - and the resultant pictures I hope are realistic - do though excuse the wrist bands that slightly let us down!!

1. Here we have s detailed picture of a period French paratrooper kit from the mid fities. Correct equipment, three anchor chin strap helmet and period parachute.  No reserve in this example as its a manual deployment 'chute...

2. Rear view of same - note TAP webbing

3. A ttempted parachute control in moderate winds - the only way to collapse the canopy is cut the cords or run towards the envelope to collapse - quite tricky in high winds..

4. Defending a position from high ground - use of fox hole and FM make for a formidable field of fire

5. Action shot as we move into position.. note MAT 49

6. Jungle patrol - more akin with early Indochina than algeria

7. On patrol note mix of relevant weapons - MAT, MAS and FM

8. Whoops - that landing hurt!!

9. All work and no play makes jack a dull lad. I'll have a 1664 s'il vous plait

 

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