Sunday 27 March was a sad but exciting day. At exactly midday, three members of the Golden Lions Parachute Display Team made their last ever jump over the National Museum of Flight. At that moment, 42 years of history ended: after having performed all over the world, the Golden Lions are hanging up their parachutes. Catch a bird’s eye view of the jump in this video.
After the jump, the three members of the team, Corporal Kev Doust, Lieutenant Corporal Gordon Orrock and Private Johannes Scholtz collected up their gear and led the crowd into hangar 4 to officially hand over the equipment to the museum General Manager, Grant Mackenzie.
After the ceremony, the Golden Lions talked to their fans, especially the younger ones, who were delighted to learn more about parachute jumping from them.