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Passing Out Parade.

After completing a 26 week course of some of the toughest training that the British Army has to offer, covering all aspects of general military and specialist infantry training, recruits take part in the Passing Out Parade.

Family and friends are invited to watch the parade which includes an address and inspection by the Inspecting Officer, a drill demonstration and march past accompanied by a military band.

The parade symbolises the end of the recruit’s training and that he is now a fully trained paratrooper prepared for both fighting or peace keeping operations anywhere in the world.

After the Passing Out Parade the paratroopers are posted to one of the three regular battalions of The Parachute Regiment.

by Wendy George

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