Dreams come true for recruits at Parachute Regiment passing out parade

More than 20 recruits are now full members of the Parachute Regiment, having completed their phase one and two training.

They've been through 28 weeks of training, comprising everything from fitness to learning operational tactics.

Now friends, family and veterans watched on as the new recruits took part in the passing out ceremony at Catterick Garrison. 

After the ceremony, the Parachute Regiment's Private William Duncan said: "It means a lot. I've been wanting to join the Parachute Regiment for a long time and, finally, the dream's come true."

Above the parade square, a flypast of a Navy Hawk fighter jet made a brief appearance to delight the crowd.

The soldiers will now join their new units, with deployments and exercises ahead in the coming months, taking everything they have learned with them.

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