champions in 1979, and bottom left, a group of Green Howards in Richmond in 1959
Sergeant James Taylor at the RAF said: "Our company offers challenging roles in the UK and overseas and we encourage (and pay) you to play sports and be adventurous (from skiing to parascending
and climbing), so it's really important to be enthusiastic and let your ambition show.
For her birthday last summer, for example, Jason booked a parascending
session for his wife on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy, an activity that many able-bodied people would shy away from.
THERE can't be many 65-year-olds who have been parascending
but then, Eddie Duncan isn't just any 65-year-old.
, deep sea fishing, jet skiing - or take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat for a more leisurely way to interact with the ocean.
There are plenty of watersports too - from jetskis and wind surfers to parascending
I've done bungee jumps and parascending
and I like speed.
I don't think he'll be encouraging anyone to drink the moisture from elephant dung, or sleep inside a deer's carcass - but you can now get badges in circus skills, dragon boating, parascending
and snow sports - how cool is that?
Whether the traditional term still applies now that we can go snorkelling in Dubai in February and parascending
off Machu Picchu in November--no, me neither--may be doubtful.
HIGH FLYER - The latest winner is Josie Thomas of Denton Burn, Newcastle, with this shot of her and hubby Alan reading the Chronicle parascending
in Gran Canaria.
The next day we were due to parasail over the lake with Nordic Ventures, a company that has run tens of thousands of parasailing, parascending
, parachuting and parabungee-jumping sessions for the last nine years, with no serious injuries to date.
You can try out a variety of water sports from windsurfing and parascending
to sailing and banana boats and nearby there's an Aqua rock water park for families - ideal for little Amber.