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- The first T10 type parachute arrived in the battalion in 1962
- The first SAVIAC MK 1 was the round shaped parachute known as a ‘pampoen’ (pumpkin) due to its shape.
- The Mark 2 Parachute was called a steerable
- The PT10 parachute was known as SAVIAC (South African Aviation Centre).
- The initial lifespan of parachutes used in training was 10 years. However, it was extended to 20 years in 1985.
- The entangled, turned up twisted lines of a parachute is referred as a a Roman Candle
- PISA (Parachute Industries of South Africa), a Johannesburg company manufactured 1 Para Bn parachutes.