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    Modern French Jump Boots

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    Post by filupe Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:00 am

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    Post by Easy Gee Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:17 pm

    Love the para boots filupe, I missed out on a pair of these last year, thanks for sharing yours Mate.

    This style was around in the 70's, and I believe they were based on the British SAS thick soled Para-boots from memory.
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    Post by loski Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:02 pm

    MMMMM Nice I have a pair of Civilian jump boots of a simular design that I used to use for sky diving in the late 80s early 90s
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    Post by Bury_Dave Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:21 am

    Easy Gee wrote:Love the para boots filupe, I missed out on a pair of these last year, thanks for sharing yours Mate.

    This style was around in the 70's, and I believe they were based on the British SAS thick soled Para-boots from memory.

    I had a pair back in the day. But you are incorrect in your assumption that they were based on a British SAS boot. The reality was that those who went to Pau (France) to do the HALO course got issued them and kept them. Bit of a status symbol. You would also see RAF PJI's wearing them as they had done the same course. I assume that French ankles are a little more 'precious' thank British ones ! Smile
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    Post by Easy Gee Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:17 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:Love the para boots filupe, I missed out on a pair of these last year, thanks for sharing yours Mate.

    This style was around in the 70's, and I believe they were based on the British SAS thick soled Para-boots from memory.

    I had a pair back in the day. But you are incorrect in your assumption that they were based on a British SAS boot. The reality was that those who went to Pau (France) to do the HALO course got issued them and kept them. Bit of a status symbol. You would also see RAF PJI's wearing them as they had done the same course. I assume that French ankles are a little more 'precious' thank British ones ! Smile

    Cool, thanks for clearing that one up Dave Wink
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    Post by loski Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:43 pm

    If I rember correctly seeing members of the Red Devils wearing them at the 1980 army display
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:08 pm

    Just scored myself a pair of these,named inside ROBERTS 565.

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