Originally Posted by Tarlita
Wow I had no idea that the Cr Prss went to Special Forces!! You think she did some training with them? Or just to watch them in action?
Mary would have watched them in action before and probably later as well.
My guess is that she and Caroline Heering went there for a purpose.
My initial thought was that she was qualifying for her jumpwings, because that's handled by the army special forces. But she is not wearing any jumpwings and that would have required more visits and had she qualified it would have been all over the news by now.
So it may very well be possible that they went through a crash course in more advanced drill like rapelling - which isn't a part of the usual drill of a normal homeguardsman, simply because we don't have that many sheer cliff faces and mountains here in DK...
If you look at the picture of Mary rapelling (the HQ pic) there are two things that struck me.
A) Mary's uniform and boots looked like they come straight from the depot. So either she got kitted up on arrival to Bornholm, or if it's her own uniform, she has seen very little practical service in the Home Guard.
B) Mary has been doing rapelling before and enough times to ensure that she is confident, because there is not the least hint of apprehension or concentration in her eyes typical of someone who is a beginner at this.
That's why I think she has been rapelling down towering silos with the army special forces until she was blue in the face. It would be typical of Mary not just to accomplish a task but to excel.