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    Quote Originally Posted by greendzflash View Post
    the maroon beret SHOULD be EARNED after completing P Coy. but some of the powers that be think it would make others feel left out.
    every swinging hat in the bde gets one...not right.

    if they do the jumps course and dont go to an airborne unit they are supposed to wear the lightbulb but no one does....there are a lot of walts around.

    yes you can do the jumps course and never go near P Coy but as for that...read the earned bit from above.....its all about ethos etc.....but dont get me started.

    oh, and the 7 Regt RHA thing....dont get me started on that either! biggest bunch of hats around......they are pretty close to losing the Para bit from their name as they only just reach the % part of para trained personnel in their unit!! the engineers are the same....they still wear the 5 Air Bde flash under their collar on their smocks!! thing is most of them arent old enough to have served in 5 airborne....as Bluff said they (think ) they are the most airborne (7 hat that is)....thing is, if you are and you know you are, you dont have to say it or show it. you let your professionalism in your job show that for you.
    As far back as WW2 all members of Airborne Forces whether parachute-trained or not wore the maroon beret. So, right or wrong, there is some precedent for it.

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    British soldiers from 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards help each other climb up the side of a canal during an operation near the village of Pasab, Afghanistan, March 5. Taking the less popular routes in the area of operations makes it less likely for the unit to encounter improvised explosive devices, but also makes things difficult for the British soldiers who have to maneuver over and through the various obstacles on these routes.


    British soldiers from 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards take a knee while moving into position for an operation in the town of Pasab, Afghanistan, early on the foggy morning of March 5. Moving into the area before the sun came up allowed the different elements of the small operation to take the insurgent positions by surprise.


    Lance Cpl. Daniel Devaney, an engineer from the 5th Armored Engineer Squadron, 23 Engineer Regiment, detonates a bromine charge to blow a hole in a wall during an operation in the village of Pasab, Afghanistan, March 5. Creating paths through walls allows the soldiers to avoid choke points where insurgents could stage ambushes or improvised explosive devices

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    Default Royal Irish Regiment mounts its largest air assault since 1945

    [FONT=Verdana]The 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment (1 R IRISH) Battle Group has mounted the largest air assault operation in the history of the regiment since 1945, when soldiers from the regiment landed on the east bank of the Rhine during World War Two.[/FONT]

    More info http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/De...tSince1945.htm


    Merlin and Chinook helicopters deployed on Op TORA ZHEMAY VI
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    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment Battle Group inside a Chinook helicopter deployed on Op TORA ZHEMAY VI [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment Battle Group disembark from Chinook helicopters deployed on Op TORA ZHEMAY VI [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    A soldier from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment Battle Group deployed on Op TORA ZHEMAY VI [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]


    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment Battle Group with a cache of weapons and ammunition found in a suspect compound [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]

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    [SIZE=3]Biggest Scale IED Clearance Transforms Village[/SIZE]



    2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment search around Char Coucha Village. Crown Copyright 2011.




    2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment search around Char Coucha Village. Crown Copyright 2011.




    Bomb disposal specialists carry out an controlled explosion on a improvised explosive device in Char Coucha. Crown Copyright 2011.

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    Default Irish Guards Conduct Security Operation



    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from 2 Company, 1st Irish Guards Battalion conducts an operation near patrol base Khar Nikah, Afghanistan. The British infantry unit conducts weekly operations to provide improved security in the area[/FONT] - [FONT=Verdana]12.03.2011[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana]Video of an Irish Guards Re-supply Foot Patrol in Afghanistan - 02.2.2011[/FONT]
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    Default Irish Guards IED Patrol



    [FONT=Verdana]Video of Irish Guards patrolling an area in order to explode an improvised explosive device that had been found in the area[/FONT]

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    Hopefully the RIrish will take far fewer casualties than 2 RUR did at Rhine crossing.

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    Helicopters of the British Royal Air Force land in Freetown 08 may 2000, at their arrival today. Britain launched an evacuation plan today for British and EU nationals and Commonwealth citizens in Sierra Leone, where a flap-up in rebel violence has raised fears of a return to civil war.


    British paratroopers patrol 09 May 2000 on the beach near United Nations headquarters in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Some 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Parachute Regiment have arrived in the country to help with the evacuation of British citizens.


    British soldiers set up position 09 may 2000, in Freetown. British troops evacuating foreign nationals from Sierra Leone could stay in Freetown to help the United Nations bring in reinforcements, but will not formally join the UN force as combat troops, British foreign Secretary Robin Cook said today.


    Three boys stand next to a British soldier from the 2nd Parachute regiment on patrol in Aberdeen, a western suburb of Freetown, 10 May 2000. The British rapid reaction force in Sierra Leone will provide logistical support for the UN mission, force spokesman Liutenant Tony Cramp said today.
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    Default Security Patrols Near PB Rahim



    [FONT=Verdana]British soldiers from the 4th Company of the Irish Guards patrol the area surrounding Patrol Base Rahim to provide security for the local populace - 2011[/FONT]

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    Thanks to everybody who keeps this thread alive.
    vor033, you always have a steady stream of pics, thanks man

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    This is an amazing image. I love Sea Knights

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    Glad you like sea Knights, this is a special British version with one less rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluffcove View Post
    Glad you like sea Knights, this is a special British version with one less rotor.
    Nicely sniped !

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    And sponsons, and a central tail wheel, and engines mounted at the Hub root not on outriggers and and and and and and and

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