Having tattoos isn't a barrier to joining the Army. Parachute Regiment reservist Private Adam Frame explains his body art. “On my stomach is a mandala,” Private Frame says. “It’s a shape that Buddhists make out of sand, as a form of meditation. “I really admire the practice of
When he isn't working as a tattoo artist at La Familia in Oxfordshire, Private Adam Frame is a Reservist with the 4th Battalion Parachute Regiment. He shares his tattoo design and drawing tips. 1. Keep it simple “If you’re new to pencil drawing, start off by sketching natural forms such
Sergeant Major Darren Chambers of the Parachute Regiment remembers his first-ever parachute jump. “I was 18. I’d done an apprenticeship in engineering and joined the Paratroopers after that. My first jump was around week 24 of my Army career. I hadn’t completed the jumps course, which is
Dave Cornthwaite describes paddleboarding the length of the Mississippi for 82 days. “Within 10 minutes of being introduced to paddleboarding, I’d decided I had to do an expedition on one. Two months later, I was paddling the length of the Mississippi river from source to sea.