Portsmouth army cadets take a leap of faith

TRAINING Instructor Phil Gibbs with Sam Dicks, Jenni Smith, Sonny Smith, Robert Lightfoot, and Kieron John
TRAINING Instructor Phil Gibbs with Sam Dicks, Jenni Smith, Sonny Smith, Robert Lightfoot, and Kieron John

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ARMY cadets from Portsmouth were walking on air when they took part in a parachute jump.

The youngsters, together with some of their adult instructors, had to complete an intensive course at Netheravon in Wiltshire before leaping from the aircraft.

The idea for the jump came from the County Regimental Sergeant Major Brad Phillips who served with the Parachute Regiment and has a wide experience of parachuting.

Cadets had to be aged 16 or over, physically fit and have parental permission to take part.

County RSM Phillips said: ‘They showed enthusiasm and aptitude for the course, the first one this county has ever done and have all gained an experience few people have.’