battle, Guardsmen are noted for their
rapid deployment of troops. Their rapid
deployment is by helicopter. Thus, an
important part of their training has
to do with helicopters. This entails
not only rapid disembarkation techniques
but also rappelling, coming down from
the chopper via long ropes; a nice landing
area may not always be available, and
Guards units may have to rappel straight
into battle zones, or onto rooftops.
Guards have to master many kinds of
rappelling from cliffs and buildings.
In one method, they come down a cliff
head-downwards. In case they are wounded
in a leg and cannot use their legs to
brace themselves against the cliff face,
they also learn to come down with their
backs facing the cliff, and also in
All this business of jumping off cliffs
sound scary but the Guards are apparently
so used to it that it is like child's
play to them.
is done in tactical situations, where
extremely fast disembarkation is required.
(See bottom left picture).