What Manner Of Men Are Those Who Wear The Maroon Beret

What Manner Of Men Are Those Who Wear The Maroon Beret

They are, firstly, Volunteers and are toughened by hard physical training. As a result, they have that infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from physical well-being. They have jumped from the air, and by doing so, have conquered fear. their duty lies in the van of battle : They are proud of their honor, and have never failed any task. they have the higher standards


Books Written By Our Members

Books Written By Our Members

Books written by our members friends and Airborne Brothers who experienced the South African bush war first hand.  


Best Photo`S Received

Best Photo`S  Received

Best photo`s received from our members collection  


What I Am

What I Am

WHAT I AM   I BECAME THAT BREED OF SOLDIER THAT OTHERS WANTED TO BE, DEAMED OF AND ASPIRED TOO BUT NEVER BECAME. THIS HAS PLACED  ME APART AND MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY !   I ACCEPTED THE PHYSICAL HARDSHIP, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS, THE BRUNT OF RESENTMENT AND THE EMOTIONAL STRAIN. THIS MADE ME STRONGER, TENACIOUS,PROUD AND LOYAL. THIS MADE ME WHAT I AM TODAY!   I HAVE


The Code Of Honour

The Code Of Honour

        Our Code of Honour


Paratrooper Participants In The Comrades Marathon

Paratrooper Participants In The Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon is an ultra marathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 56 miles) which is run annually in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world`s largest and oldest ultra marathon race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the "UP" run starting from Durban and the "DOWN" run starting f


Who Were The Best 14 Day Or 3 Day Training Pt Course - You Decide

Who Were The Best 14 Day Or 3 Day Training Pt Course  - You Decide

EMAIL RECEIVED  Quote: On the website of Rooiplaas there is a “Did you know” section towards the bottom part of the main page of the website. The part that “concerns” me is related to the following: “Did You Know; Before the 2 week training PT Course was changed to 3 day`s You needed to pass six fitness tests”. As you might be aware, there has always


Saint Michael -Patron Of The Paratroopers

Saint Michael -Patron Of The Paratroopers

SAINT MICHAEL Saint Michael is the the patron of paratroopers. He is more frequently known as Michael the Archangel, the most senior of the three Archangels, Gabriel, Rafael and Michael. Apart from his patronage of paratroopers, saint Michael has found distinct roles. Firstly, He is the Enemy of satan and the fallen angels. He defeated satan and ejected him from Paradise and will ach


Brothers / Brothers

Brothers  /  Brothers

To become an Airborne Soldier is surely one of the toughest endurance courses of physical exercise and psychological mind set that any prospect soldier can go through.Not only in the "OLD" day`s you had to go through a very tough two week Physical Training course but also after the PT training your three weeks Parachute Training. Later years the Two weeks PT training Course was


Airborne Creed

Airborne Creed

I AM AN AIRBORNE TROOPER !!!!!       A PARATROOPER!!!!! I jump by parachute from any plane flight. I volunteered to do it, knowing well thru hazards of my choice. I serve in a mighty Airborne Force-famed for deeds war-renowned for readiness in peace. it is my pledge to uphold its honor and prestige in all I am-in all I do I am an elite trooper-a sky trooper-a shock trooper - a s


Business Listings

Business  Listings

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ROOIPLAAS PARATROOPER COMMUNITY. YOU CAN ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS FREE ON THE WEBSITE.....  PARATROOPERS SUPPORT EACH OTHER AS A BROTHERHOOD BECOME A MEMBER OF ROOIPLAAS AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS.... SEND US YOUR DETAILS TO  admin@rooiplaas.co.za    


We The Paratroopers - Second To None - 1 Parachute Batalion - 44 Parachute Brigade

We The Paratroopers - Second To None - 1 Parachute Batalion  -   44 Parachute Brigade

WE THE PARATROOPERS Parachuting is the experience we share, it is the binding factor in our unique identity... Each man who wear parachute wings is a volunteer. We are paratroopers because we want to be paratroopers. We are those who have stepped through the door. Others have not.   Nevertheless, the parachute is no more than another means of arriving at the battlefield. Once there, we ar