A M F (l)/C119

In 1964, the General Staff gives the Para-Commando Regiment the assignment of the Belgian participation within A.M.F(l) (Allied Command Mobile Forces Land) in Europe. Thus, the Commandos will take part in many international manœuvres in Denmark, Italy, Greece and Turkey in Europe and Asia. AMF(l) has been dissolved in 2002.
During nearly twenty years, until 1972, the plane C119 (flying boxcar) has equipped our Air Force (15th Transport Wing) and was therefore used for parachute jumps: a first group of 116 Commandos got their Para brevet in July and August 1954.

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The moment of truth: waiting at the door for the first of the stick, (stick leader) with the jump instructor (despatcher)