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Parachute Regiment Cap Badge

Sean Gregson 16 days ago 64 Views No comments

The Parachute Regiment Cap Badge is a metal cap badge showing a symbolizing a winged parachute with the monarchs crown on. Currently this is the queen’s crown but earlier examples show the kings.

Parachute Regiment Silver Cap Badge

The metal cap badge is silver in colour and worn by both officers and soldiers there is also a black (subdued) version that is worn in the field and when out of barracks.

Parachute Regiment Black Cap Badge

The Parachute Regiment Cap Badge is worn on the famous Maroon Beret worn by members of the regiment who have all passed one of the hardest courses in the British Military the arduous P Company.

The Parachute Regiment was formed in in June 1940 and played a major part in World War 2, during World War 2 it had 17 Battalions took part in some of the most ferocious fighting.

The maroon beret and Parachute Regiment Cap Badge became a symbol of courage and excellence throughout the British Military and since then they have taken part in operations including Suez, Cyprus, Borneo, Aden, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, the Kosovo War, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan and more.

Those who wear the Parachute Regiment Cap Badge make a good proportion of those who serve in the Special Air Service (SAS) as part of Britain’s Special Forces. At this stage they stop wearing the famous Cap Badge and Beret and wear the SAS Sandy Beret and Winged Dagger Cloth Cap Badge.

The Parachute Regiment are also part of the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) attached to Britain’s Special Forces and the Parachute Regiment Elite Pathfinder Platoon members of these continue to wear the Parachute Regiment Cap Badge and also members of the Guards Parachute Platoon also wear the Cap Badge.

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Sean Gregson 1 month ago 205 Views No comments

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Grooming kit essentials

katie 2 years ago 1700 Views No comments

A well put-together grooming kit is a very important piece of horse equipment. Regular grooming serves many purposes, not just keeping our horses clean. The grooming process allows you to assess your horse's overall health and find any potential issues before they become a real problem.

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The History of Camping

katie 3 years ago 942 Views No comments

Camping as a recreational activity entered into popular society over 100 years ago, before then it was an activity only carried out by the military. It is widely accepted that Thomas Hiram Holding was one of the first proponents of the activity, which is gaining in popularity every year and will continue to do so, through the effects of the current economic climate. Through his literature, Thomas Holding not only popularised camping for leisure, he also, designed the first truly portable tent, and founded what has now become the camping and caravan club.

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Packing for Camping Trips

katie 3 years ago 534 Views No comments

There’s no doubt about it, camping is hard work. Organizing gear, taking the right equipment, preparing food for several days ahead and making sure there is enough to do to entertain the whole family—it can easily overwhelm.  But it’s worth it! You’re guaranteed to make lasting memories, enjoy lots of laughs with the family, and get plenty of outdoor time.

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Quick Coffee Facts

katie 3 years ago 358 Views No comments

If you ever need to back up why you drink coffee, feel free to use our helpful tips! 

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A Guide to your Perfect Sleeping Bag

katie 3 years ago 538 Views No comments

When choosing a sleeping bag that is the best fit for you, it can be very overpowering due to all the different sizes and features which you must consider when buying your perfect sleeping bag.

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Peter Jones Klick Fast Dock For MOLLE Vests + Straps - DOCKMV

admin 3 years ago 484 Views No comments

The Peter Jones MOLLE Klick Fast Dock has been designed with the need for the Police and other Emergency Services that are moving over to MOLLE vests to be able to attach radios and just about anything else that has a Klick Fast stud on them.

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A Guide to Lightweight Camping

katie 3 years ago 322 Views No comments

When going camping it can very easy to over pack. However, this can very easily lead to overflowing rucksacks, aching backs and shoulders (and even injury), and generally ruin your trip.