Parachute Regiment: Training

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd March 2018.

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Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Conservative, Aldershot

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of parachute regiment personnel that are up to date with parachute training; and whether he plans to increase the provision of jump training.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

89% of eligible regular personnel in The Parachute Regiment are qualified and 'competent' parachutists, meaning they have the requisite level of skill as a military parachutist to conduct their job. Detailed information regarding readiness is not released as it would disclose to adversaries the picture of our capability in Defence.

From April 2017 the Army has increased the number of Army Parachute Jump Instructors and the provision of parachutes.

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