Parachutes & Open Minds…

“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.” Sir James Dewar (1842 to 1923) Dewar was a British chemist and physicist whose study of low-temperature phenomena entailed the use of a double-walled vacuum flask of his own design which has been named for him. With Sir Frederick Augustus Abel he developed cordite,… Read More

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Military Parachuting Injuries: A Literature Review

Research Paper Title Military Parachuting Injuries: A Literature Review. Abstract This article is a literature review of the aspects of military parachuting related to occupational medicine and focuses on ‘conventional’ military static line parachuting using a round parachute. The analysis of injuries resulting from military parachuting provide an excellent example of military occupational medicine practice. The techniques of military… Read More

PARA Platoon on Forces TV Channel

The latest iteration of the Combat Infantryman’s Course (Parachute), (CIC) (Para)), can be viewed in the documentary PARA Platoon currently being shown on Forces TV @ http://www.forces.tv/topic/para-platoon. The seven part documentary was first aired in October 2014. The CIC (Para) builds up soldier recruits’ skills and fitness bit by bit. In rough order, this involves learning… Read More

Military Parachuting Injuries: A Literature Review

Research Paper Title Military Parachuting Injuries: A Literature Review. Abstract This article was a literature review of the aspects of military parachuting related to occupational medicine and focused on ‘conventional’ military static line parachuting using a round parachute. The analysis of injuries resulting from military parachuting provided an excellent example of military occupational medicine practice.… Read More