The Black Knights
To date there are eight full time members serving on the team. They are all regular serving soldiers on loan from one of the 15 Regiments within the Royal Regiment of Artillery and most have served on active operations from Afghanistan to Northern Ireland. The team also have a number of part time members (both Regular and TA) who continue with Regimental duties within their parent units, and are called upon on a regular basis to take part in the teams’ displays.
Before being posted to the team, each team member spends a year working and jumping at one of three Joint Services Parachute Centres, so that they have the required parachuting experience to perform on a public display. As laid down by both the British Parachute Association and Army Parachute Association any person taking part in display parachuting must have completed a minimum of 200 parachute descents.