Watch These Forces Skydivers Show Off Parachute Skills Over Wiltshire

Almost 200 forces skydivers have headed to Wiltshire to show off their skills at the 18th Armed Forces Parachute Championships.

Jumping out of a plane is a nightmare for some and a dream come true for others - but for many of the competitors at Netheravon it's also the day job.

UK Armed Forces Parachute Championships

Corporal Mike French of the Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment's display team, talked Grace Pascoe through one of the day's events:

"Part of the competition today is a two-man rotation. You get out and rotate who's the top man all the way down and see how many [rotations] you can get. Hopefully it went well!

British teams from the Royal Navy, Army and RAF are all competing, along with teams from the Sri Lankan Army and the US Army's Golden Knights parachute team.

UK Armed Forces Parachute Championships

As well as professional military teams, however, there's also rookies competing, including cadets.

Judges take into account competitors' speed, accuracy and 'cleanliness' as they look to crown the new champions.

The skydivers will now have to wait until Friday to find out where they've placed.

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