216 (Parachute) Signal Sqaudron

Fancy being a member of the Royal Corps of Signals? Fancy being a paratrooper? Well, you can be both! 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron serves with 16 Air Assault Brigade to provide telecommunications and information systems maintenance and support. Royal Corps of Signals soldiers have the opportunity to serve with these specialist organisations. Soldiers from the… Read More

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The Psychophysiological Responses of Novice & Experienced Paratroopers

Research Paper Title Psychophysiological response in parachute jumps, the effect of experience and type of jump. Background The researchers aimed to analyse the effect of experience and type of parachute jump on the psychophysiological responses of jumpers. Methods They analysed blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, blood glucose, lactate and creatinkinase, leg strength, isometric hand strength,… Read More

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

Development of Britain’s Airborne Forces during WW2 (Opinion 1)

Research Paper Title The Development of Britain’s Airborne Forces during the Second World War. Abstract The operational history of Britain’s airborne forces during the Second World War ranges from small-scale raids in 1941 through to full divisional deployments in 1944 and 1945. British airborne warfare during the war appears to be characterised by a lack of consistency or apparently… Read More

Development of Britain’s Airborne Forces during WW2 (Opinion 2)

Research Paper Title The Development of British Airborne Forces in World War Two and the Concepts, Expectations and Reality of their Participation in Operations Market Garden and Varsity. Abstract This dissertation is an examination into the evolution of Britain‟s airborne forces during World War Two and their participation in two of the most contentious battles… Read More

Do Signal Officers Keep their Rank if they do P Coy?

A search term from yesterday. Simple Answer: Yes Longer Answer: the P Company course, officially the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AA PPS) Course, is open to all officers and other ranks across the UK Military. P Company is an ADQUAL (additional qualification), it is not a mandatory career course but can be career enhancing (it… Read More