Hermes

 

  • Army Parachute Jump Instructors Part 2
    By Ian Marshall Editor’s Introduction Ian Marshall, who served with 2 PARA, the Pathfinder Platoon and the Red Devils, is regarded as one of the most experienced parachutists in the world, with more than 12,500 jumps to his name. Ian qualified as a HALO freefaller aged just seventeen and was the youngest paratrooper to earn the Gold Lanyard for a …
  • ARMY PJIs SINCE 1940
    by Prosper Keating On April 28th 2017, RAF Brize Norton issued a communiqué: “For the first time since the Second World War, Physical Training Instructors from the British Army will graduate as Parachute Jump Instructors (PJIs) at RAF Brize Norton. Eight Physical Training Instructors from 16 [sic] Air Assault Brigade were selected from a shortlist of 12 to undertake the …
  • SANGSAK 1944 – PART 1
    THE INDIAN ARNHEM by Myles Sanderson Foreword by the Editor If the small groups of 50th (Indian) Para Bde survivors who made it back through the jungle to Imphal after the Battle of Sangshak felt defeated, they were wrong. They had in fact obtained a Phyrric victory because their heroism and that of of their dead and wounded comrades had rendered …
  • AN ARNHEM WAR CRIME
    Niall Cherry, late of 23 & 144 PFA, tells the story of The Two Lieutenants. This is the story of two young officers from The Parachute Regiment who took part in the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944 and what happened to them. They were Lieutenants Raymond Meyrick Bussell of the 3rd Battalion and Harry Michael Cambier of 156 Battalion.  …
  • HM AIRBORNE FORCES AND THE FILM INDUSTRY
    By Mark Briggs Part 1 British government policy over the past two decades has been to encourage and grow the film industry in the United Kingdom. Many of the major Hollywood directors and production companies now base their film and television series projects in the UK, which obviously injects valuable revenue into the British economy as well as creating jobs …