Olympic athlete Mary Peters got her wish to do a parachute jump on 26 November 1974.

She had won the gold medal in the women's pentathlon competition at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. Now she was fulfilling a long-held ambition by jumping from 2,000 feet with the assistance of the British Army's Silver Stars parachute team. After two days training, she jumped over Newtownards Airfield in Northern Ireland, where she lived.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 November 1974. The reporter is Dermot Mullane.