SL Army Skydivers excell at UK's Armed Forces Parachute Championship
Sri Lanka Army Skydivers showcasing their talents, won
03 gold medals at the recently concluded 18th Armed Forces Parachute
Championships in United Kingdom. According to Army media, the tournament
was held at the Drop Zone of the British Army Parachute Association (APA)
from 14th to 28th August 2017.
Civil and international military teams were qualified
to enter the open category in all events of the parachute championship.
More than 300 contestants, including Red Devils (UK military parachute
team), Royal Navy and Royal Air Force took part in the championship. Sri
Lanka Army parachute team and US Army's Golden Knights were the foreign
teams at the competition.
Sri Lanka Army Skydivers won gold medals in an
accuracy team event in open category, wingsuit artistic (2 way) rookie
(beginner) category and 2 way rotation and team award (Canopy
Formation). This was the first time that the Sri Lankan Army skydiving
display team had performed on foreign soil.