Bromley paratrooper's mum to skydive for troops

PUBLISHED: 15:56 29 August 2012

Caroline Wilson, 50, with son Richard, 22.

Caroline Wilson, 50, with son Richard, 22.


The 50-year-old mother of a paratrooper will take on a record-breaking skydive attempt in order to raise money for injured soldiers.

Caroline Wilson, of Park End, Bromley, will join 200 others, including her daughter Kirsty, 16, as she leaps from an aircraft at 13,500ft to break the record for most tandem skydives in one day.

The hospital worker was introduced to the idea after joining a Facebook page for parents of paratroopers as her son Richard, 22, went through his training. She said: “I thought I would mark my 50th by doing something big. I’m absolutely terrified of heights. I couldn’t even look down on the London Eye, but I’ll be OK on the day.”

She aims to raise £1,000 for injured servicemen. To sponsor visit

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