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Old 01-04-2015, 05:42 PM
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Looking for a translation to English of this Greek document. I thought I had one, but cannot find it in my military records. I was awarded this in 1969 after undergoing HALO training alongside a unit of the Greek Royal Hellenic Raiding Forces (Greek Special Forces). Of particular interest is whether this award is for normal jump wings or for military free-fall wings.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:06 AM
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Elefteros Ptoseos is "free drop."

It is written twice on the certificate at two lines directly below your name and four lines directly below your name.
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Some of the certificate is difficult to read but I'll try. This is direct translation without my interpretation.

From the top

Power/Strength Commando
School Parachuting
The daring win
Diploma
Awarded is this diploma to...
Graduating worthy the
Department education free drop
School Parachuting
Thus considered graduate parachuter free drop
From July 7, 1969 date conferment
Considered by the Director Commando (opposite side) Director of School
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Which base were you training? Tanagra/Schimatari?
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Thanks, exactly what I needed to know. When they gave this to us, we also received a set of Greek parachute wings, but the standard wings not freefall wings. Now, need to find me a set of those.

We were training/staging out of the US Air Force base that was then outside Athens (Hellenikon?). Flying from there, dropping at Thebes, trucking back, flying out again.
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