Fourth para

Posted by Word Camel on January 15, 2005

In Reply to: Fourth para posted by Noga on January 15, 2005

: Hi,
: I'm lost, please help me! I'm translating a British police-under-cover series (called "In Deep", maybe you know it?). Anyways, I'm having problems with a specific sentence (it's someone's police profile):
: "...convictions for riot and affray, three years in fourth para, active service in Northern Ireland and the Gulf..." - what the hell is "fourth para"???? I couldn't find it anywhere. Does anyone here know? is it a prison or something? Please help...

"Para" is short for paratroopers. "Fourth" is probably the division or regiment (military buffs may wish to chime in here). Basically he was in the military and saw combat.