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RoyalDrew said:I'm not a jumper either I am just part of a Light Battalion so I have a little bit of background info at my disposal. Two and a half years ago on the Bde spring Ex, Mike Coy jumped onto the Mattawa and suffered 18 injuries on the jump. A number of soldiers were injured and the most serious had to be airlifted to Ottawa for treatment. One guy, a Platoon Commander at the time shattered his leg and has never been able to walk right since then. A few other suffered some head injuries, some of which I would attribute to the SPECTRA helmet we use. The French airborne units do not use this helmet when they jump because they have deemed it unsuitable for jumping. Rather, they continue to use their older jump helmet.
By SPECTRA helmet, you mean the standard issued CF helmet? I've never heard it referred to by that name, that's why I ask.
I remember that exercise, I was in the TOC and remembered thinking after seeing the weather I was lucky I wasn't a jumper that night.