"The smoke, dust, searchlights, parachute flares
and flare grenades combined to create a surreal effect difficult to describe.
Relying on their eyes, sometimes aided by illumination from parachute flares
to detect movers along the railroads and roads, the pilots flew as low as possible to find targets and still navigate safely through the dark valleys.
In order to navigate at night, commanders used compasses and parachute flares
. During the day, they could have used route reconnaissance.
"These red parachute flares
go 1,000ft into the air and the phosphorus burns when they land.
The D-Class lifeboat Joseph Hughes launched at 8.30pm guided by Craster auxiliary coastguard, and the person who contacted the team, using white parachute flares
to improve visibility in the darkness.
Colour Sergeant X and Lance-CorporalY - both serving soldiers - deny stealing 554 rounds of rifle ammunition, 978 rounds of 9mm pistol ammo, 742 rounds of 12 bore anti-riot shotgun shells, smoke grenades and parachute flares
All entrants in the 2006 race will be required to carry white parachute flares
to use as a signal in the event of radio failure.
At night, the only difference is that parachute flares
are launched so the Soldiers can see their targets.
I was quite lucky to deliver near the large firework factory, which was now making and testing parachute flares
It consisted of six torpedo aircraft, four with bombs and two with four bombs and 16 parachute flares
. One aircraft arrived 15 minutes early and, although the pilot circled at sea, the defences were alerted.
Three distress flares, two parachute flares
and one packet of mini flares were taken from a blue haversack, with a survival kit containing food, blankets and first aid equipment