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P&O Cruises proud to sponsor The Tigers Parachute Display Team

29/07/2015

P&O Cruises is delighted to be one the sponsors of The Tigers Parachute Display Team, who took to the skies to celebrate Britannia’s arrival in Southampton in March

The Tigers Parachute Display Team welcomes Britannia and her crew as she arrives in Southampton for the first time in March

To mark Britannia’s arrival in to Southampton for the first time in March this year, The Tigers Parachute Display Team (known as The Tigers) performed a magnificent display that truly captured the spirit of the occasion. To show their gratitude, P&O Cruises is delighted to become one of the team’s official sponsors.

The Army group formed in 1986 and is now firmly established as one of the top parachute display teams in the UK. From the beginning, they’ve competed successfully in competitions, such as the British National Parachute Championships and the World Parachute Championships.

The team also performs at more than 50 events every season, both in the UK and around the world such as Gibraltar, Serbia, Kosovo and Germany. These events include the World Air Games, the British National Skydiving Competition and the Bournemouth Air Festival.

Before the season, the parachutists must complete four weeks of intense training to ensure all team members are fully prepared. To become an Army Tiger Freefall Parachutist, a soldier must already be part of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and have completed more than 200 jumps.

Once they have completed the vigorous training, the soldier can be part of the Army Tigers Freefall Parachute Team and can jump anywhere in the world.

A member of The Tigers Parachute Display Team celebrates Britannia’s arrival in Southampton in March 2015

Jumping highlights for the team include Carfest South festival in Hampshire, the Wings and Wheels airshow and motoring display in Surrey, and the Bournemouth Air Festival – which is one of the largest airshows in the world, attracting more than 2.5 million visitors over a four-day period. And, of course, dropping in to celebrate Britannia’s arrival at Southampton Docks.

To celebrate our sponsorship of The Tigers Parachute Display Team, we’re giving away two pairs of VIP tickets to join The Tigers at this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival from Thursday 20 August to Sunday 23 August. Lucky winners will enjoy free entry to the show, drinks and lunch in the VIP enclosure and even the opportunity to meet The Tigers.

 

Find out more about The Tigers Parachute Display Team

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