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Spot The 3 C-130 's ???


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« on: April 20, 2009, 01:07:40 pm »


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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 01:35:40 pm »

Excelllleeenttttt picture. The one trooper in the middle looks like he intends on hitting the ground running. Must feel pretty friggin awesome to be in the air with so many other paratroopers eh?
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 02:04:50 pm »

Ya , t must be the feeling to be descending like that with all your buds in site, doing the same and hoping for a great landing..  was never a jumper, even tho Sgt Maj WallyTurple RIP, thought id make a good one, but have been told by several jumpers . that every jump gets a bit harder.. is that so? what do you real jumpers and ex jumpers say about that?? rong
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 02:09:42 pm »

Mike : The guy " Running " is actually trying to get untangled, because if he doesn't hurry up he will be corkscewing into the
        ground , which hurts !
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 02:15:15 pm »

I was wondering as everybody was pretty well adopting the same position. What does the running do as far as untanglement goes?  Make you go round in circles and how to you control which way you go? Damn, I was set when i left Baden, posted to 3cdo... till I screwed up my back during an alert by handing a assembled 50 to the lads on the track. It was raining and crappy out and the dude on the receiver slipped out of buddies hands. I caught it but went over backwards... freaking thing near killed me! Took months to recover and, as such, i was in no shape to go ont he Jump course that was schedule a few weeks later. C'est le Vive. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 02:17:26 pm »

Rong; It took me 15 before i opened my eyes ! Then everthing was cool for the next 10, then something happens , like hitting the side of the aircraft, or doing a feet,ass and head landing. But once you put the parachute on --- There's NO TURNING BACK !  Plus pain
is temporary, The Maroon Beret is Forever !   Pro Patria !
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 02:22:20 pm »

Mike ; The guy is tangled from the back of his neck up ! He can't even lift his head up ! So he has his hands behind his head tring to separate the 2 risers and by kicking his feet this helps to untangle him.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 02:51:48 pm »

I served with Wally as his DSM up in Ipperwash during the summer of 83, Ron. I will see if i can find some pictures.

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1979-3RCR  M Coy 12C,  Sigs, Pipes&Drums
                   Mortars
                   CFB Baden WG

1982 1RCR  Mortars 51B, Dukes, BBC (Cyp)
                   Mortars, WO-Sgts Mess,
                   CFB London

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 02:13:42 pm »

Would love to see more pics of him, as i said before on here , i loved the man .. so much experience and knowledge , and so dang cool.. i never met a more fair and decent man.. and thanks Tony, thats what i had read about jumpers in WW 2...rong
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