Raiders Parachute Display Team

In 2014, the Royal Navy’s only and official parachute display team displayed at high-profile events across the UK, attended by almost 400,000 people.

Formed in 1983, the team – also known as the “Raiders” - consists of experienced parachutists from across the Surface Fleet, Submarine Service, Royal Marines and Fleet Air Arm, with members of (almost) every Rank and Rate from Able Seaman to Lieutenant Commander currently represented.

Throughout the season (normally May to September), the Team display into events including Airshows, Sports Fixtures, Families Days and Regattas.

The Team appeared on BBC’s Top Gear in 2011 and have displayed into venues as diverse as central London, Beachy Head, Royal Victoria Dock (for the ExCeL Centre), beaches, sports stadia, Stonehenge and military bases.

All members of the team are volunteers with full-time jobs in addition to display duties. They are selected (or requalify) at a Training Camp every April, and invest a significant amount of personal time and effort to maintain their skill currency in order to promote the Royal Navy, at a close-to-zero cost to the taxpayer.

To contact the team to enquire about a parachute display booking, or for more information, please contact the Team Leader on: navypol-rfraiderspdttl@mod.uk

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