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Armed Forces: Parachuting

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many parachute jumps service personnel must make to qualify for parachute pay each year. (182333)

Payment of Specialist Pay (Parachute) is made to service personnel who have passed the Basic Parachute Course and are assigned to Specialist Pay (Parachute) posts. To remain qualified, an individual must make a minimum of one parachute descent every 24 months.