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Exploring parachute factory that has saved tens of thousands of forces personnel lives

For more than 100 years, a small factory in South Wales has been saving the lives of soldiers, sailors and airmen, through the magic of parachutes.

They make parachutes not only for personnel but also for ejector seats, fast jets and airdrops.

At the IrvinGQ factory, based in Bridgend, the process is still almost entirely done by humans using scissors and traditional sewing machines.

Forces News has had an opportunity to look inside and discover the secrets of the parachute.