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Man's gotta know his limitations. dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy. this is my gun, clyde! when a naked man's chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, i figure he's not out collecting for the red cross. this is the ak-47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemy; and it makes a distinctive sound when fired at you, so remember it. are you feeling lucky punk well, do you have anything to say for yourself? don't p!ss down my back and tell me it's raining. what you have to ask yourself is, do i feel lucky. well do ya' punk? you want a guarantee, buy a toaster. here. put that in your report!" and "i may have found a way out of here. ever notice how sometimes you come across somebody you shouldn't have f**ked with? well, i'm that guy.

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LT COL JOHNNY KIESER     R.I.P.     IN MEMORIUM   PARATROOPER PIONEER   In 1960, as a twenty-year old corporal in the SA Armoured Corps, Johnny Kieser was one of 15 selected South Africans who were sent to England to train as paratroopers and then to return to establish South Africa’s first airborne unit. Under command of Cmdt WP Louw (later to bec

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To unite, assist and support Paratroopers from The Rooiplaas Community and their families wherever they may find themselves, and to keep the airborne spirit alive.


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Did You Know
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Did You know ; Rooiplaas Community is the biggest representative group for Paratroopers in South Africa

Did You know : The business listings is for Rooiplaas members with a membership number only

Did You know : The Aapkas is named after Col. W P Louw.

Did You know : To become a member of Rooiplaas Community is free of charge.. Terms and conditions apply

Did You know : You needed to pass four out of six fitness tests at the end of the two week PT course

Did You know : The qualifying time for the old mile was 18 minutes, with full kit

Did You know : The term "Skaapdra" means to carry your fellow soldier over your shoulders

Did You Know ; A Marble is a block of cement in the Parachute Bn and used for Physical Training

Did You Know : The 1 Parachute Battalion slogan is Ex Alto Vincimus.. We Conquer from Above

Did You Know ; Parachutes used for training - life span was 10 years

Did You Know : In 1985 the life span was extended to 20 years

Did You Know ; A Roman Candle refers to the entangled, turned up twisted lines of a parachute

Did You Know ; Before the 2 week training PT Course was changed to 3 day`s You needed to pass six fitness tests

Did You Know : Soldiers were never called up to 1 Parachute Bn - They were selected at other Units and joined out of free will

Did You Know ; When a soldier fell out of selection they were deployed back to their old units

Did You Know ; The six tests you had to pass were ;
3600 meter run Full Kit in 18 minutes
'Skaapdra" to carry your fellow brother over your shoulders 180 m in 75 sec. Both Full Kit
Sprint Run between two lines 10 m apart - 250 m in 90 seconds touching hand over the 2 lines
67 'Sit-Ups in 2 minutes - 120 seconds
Climb - Jump over a two meter wall with Full Kit
Climb a Rope 6 meter high and touch the high bar of the training hanger

Did You Know ; Nobody was ever forced to jump.

Did You Know ; Col Chris le Roux was Off. Commanding of 1 Para Bn 1984

Did You Know : Col Archie Moore was Off. Commanding of 1 Para Bn 1978

Did You Know ; Before you qualified as a paratrooper you had to do one night jump

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