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Why are some members of the French Police force trained in parachuting watch

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    Why are some members of the French police force trained in parachuting, for example the EPIGN and their successor. Is it because these are gendarmerie and are essentially a military force with police roles? It just seems a bit if overkill to me, why not let the army/marines deal with parachuting matters? Unless I've got it out if context for which I do aplologise.
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    So they can deliver emergency baguettes to emergency situations!

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    (ok maybe not that, but maybe so they can ready for ANY situation?)
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    (Original post by tohaaaa)
    So they can deliver emergency baguettes to emergency situations!

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    (ok maybe not that, but maybe so they can ready for ANY situation?)
    Hmm perhaps but don't see any members of SO19 being parachute trained, or maybe the Metroplitan police don't think parachuting is worth it. I'm not sure if tge FBI's HRT are parachute trained either, only seen them free rope rappelling.
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    Simple. There is a scenario where French police officers may be on an aircraft where a situation such as hijacking occurs. If they are trained in parachuting, they can bail out and escape in true Gallic fashion.
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    (Original post by hsv)
    Why are some members of the French police force trained in parachuting, for example the EPIGN and their successor. Is it because these are gendarmerie and are essentially a military force with police roles? It just seems a bit if overkill to me, why not let the army/marines deal with parachuting matters? Unless I've got it out if context for which I do aplologise.
    Because the Gendarmerie is part of the Armed Forces. The GIGN is their Counter Terrorism unit that do the same job as the Counter Terrorism Wing of the SAS.
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    (Original post by hsv)
    Why are some members of the French police force trained in parachuting, for example the EPIGN and their successor. Is it because these are gendarmerie and are essentially a military force with police roles? It just seems a bit if overkill to me, why not let the army/marines deal with parachuting matters? Unless I've got it out if context for which I do aplologise.
    because it's tricky flying a white flag from the ground when some of the higher places are easier to reach by air.
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    (Original post by Schleigg)
    Because the Gendarmerie is part of the Armed Forces. The GIGN is their Counter Terrorism unit that do the same job as the Counter Terrorism Wing of the SAS.
    Why does 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine and Forces Spéciales Terre, BFST exist as well though aren't these the French Army's SAS equivalent shouldn't be the ones doing parachuting?
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    Hmm perhaps but don't see any members of SO19 being parachute trained, or maybe the Metroplitan police don't think parachuting is worth it. I'm not sure if tge FBI's HRT are parachute trained either, only seen them free rope rappelling.
    I doubt you see most of what SO19 do.
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    I suppose it is just to make them a more versatile unit


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    I doubt you see most of what SO19 do.
    figure of speech, sorry pal.
 
 
 
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