Pre-stamped envelope - Parachute Riggers
This pre stamped envelope commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Parachute Riggers.Read more
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This pre stamped envelope (110mm x 220mm) commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Parachute Riggers
Each pre stampsed envelope is for one posting to any destination within Australia, delivered in accordance with the timetable applicable to the ordinary letter service as published by Australia Post from time to time.
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The Parachute Rigger is a member of the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps – Army.
Parachute Riggers are specialist soldiers who perform a wide range of technical maintenance functions on parachutes and aerial delivery equipment. These maintenance functions include inspection, repack, repair, and malfunction analysis to parachutes and aerial delivery equipment. All Riggers are required to be qualified as static line paratroopers.
Riggers are critical to all Army parachute operations. Every parachute packed, repaired and maintained by a Parachute Rigger can directly affect the safety of others in the personnel packing role or indirectly in the cargo packing role. As a means of quality control, Riggers are required to regularly jump parachutes that they have packed themselves.
This is echoed in the Rigger motto, “BE SURE ALWAYS”. Since 1966, there have been 696 personnel trained to conduct parachute rigging duties.
- Issue date: 12 April 2016
- Issue withdrawal date: tba
- FDI withdrawal date: 11 May 2016
- Denominations: $1
- Stamp & cover design: Sonia Young
- Printer: A&G Envelopes
- FDI postmark: Bandiana VIC 3694
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