We had just three skydives today but they were great fun, two-way formations. We spent our time waiting for military training to complete: a soldier was apparently badly injured after a malfunction. Three police cars, three ambulances and two helicopters attended and guards were placed on the gate. We feared the worst, but I understand the one lad involved walked from hospital the same day.

We struggled to put the cost of the response into perspective, particularly considering the high risks associated with low-level paratroop jumps.

So, fewer like this please:

And more like this:

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