The Paras: 5. Wings

 

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Description:

First transmitted in 1983, this episode follows the 480 Platoon as their parachute training gets underway at RAF Brize Norton. They learn to jump: first from dry land; then from a balloon; before finally jumping out of a plane. Some recruits take to skies with ease but not all them will have enough time falling through the air to win their 'wings'.

 

Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 31 Mar 1983

Duration: 29 mins

 

Collection: Army: A Very British Institution (27 programmes)

A collection of BBC programmes about the British Army, featuring classic documentaries and historic events dating back to the 1950s.

 

 

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