Army cadets from Hebburn had an action-packed day when they met up with the Parachute Regiment.
The group, based at the Army Reserve Centre, in Hebburn, is proudly affiliated to the elite Paratroopers.
The young cadets were put through their paces when they took part in a training exercise with the Regiment.
Major Paul Thornley said: “We are delighted to work with the Parachute Regiment in providing progressive cadet training, often of a challenging and exciting nature, to foster confidence, self-reliance, initiative, loyalty and a sense of service to other people.
“The Army cadets is about fun, friendship, action and adventure.
“We inspire young people to challenge their limits and go further in life, no matter what they aim to do.”
Lt Ian Crammond , ex-Para and Army Cadet Force training officer for A Company, added: “This event is the second one this year in which the Parachute Regiment has hosted an event for our cadets.
“Cadets travelled down to Leeds earlier this year.
“We are delighted to help cadets get an insight into the Regiment’s training methods.
“Both organisations have excellent opportunities for young people.”
Cadet Corporal Cameron Powell said: “It was mint.
“It was fun doing the activities and seeing the equipment used by the Parachute Regiment I am hoping to join the army so it is always useful to learn more about the services and reserves.”