England - Yorkshire - Bloody knees line up for inspection.
Three soldier recruits wearing shorts and black army boots, one with blood trickling down from the knees to the shins, stand at ease, lined up for inspection after the rigorous steeple-chase endurance race, an individual test with candidates running against the clock over a 1.8 mile cross country course. The course features a number of 'water obstacles' and having completed the cross country element, candidates must negotiate and 'Assault Course' to complete the test. This forms part of the 14-week long Pegasus (P) Company selection programme. Recruits wanting to join the British Army's Parachute Regiment held regularly at Catterick army barracks, Yorkshire, need to pass this and other tests before earning the right to wear the esteemed maroon beret. A plastic bottle of water stands between recruit number three (3) and six (6).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download