16 July 2020 – US soldiers earn British parachute wings jumping IrvinGQ LLP from RAF aircraft
British paratroopers have jumped with British parachutes from a US Air Force aircraft for the first time, developing the ability of British and American airborne forces to operate together.
Exercise Pegasus Eagle has seen a C-130J Hercules from USAF’s 37th Airlift Squadron fly into RAF Brize Norton from its base at Ramstein in Germany for a week of joint training. US jumpmasters and RAF Parachute Jump Instructors have agreed common procedures and then soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade have parachuted from the aircraft under British LLP canopies.
Published by Jessica Cook | Date Published 16/07/2020