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World War II
Post World War II


In 1945 the 6th Airborne Division designated the Imperial Strategic Reserve was based in Palestine, administered by Britain under the

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Persian Gulf

In June 1961 Kuwait was threatened with invasion by Iraq. An ad-hoc brigade battle group was rapidly despatched by air

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Feature Articles

Italian Airborne Forces

The Italians were among the very first to see the potential of airborne warfare, dropping...

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Hirtenberger M6-895 60mm Mortar

The Hirtenberger M6-895 60mm Mortar was procured as an urgent operational requirement (UOR) for the...

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Hawker Hector aircraft

Designed in 1935 the Hector was taken into service with the RAF in the then...

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Paradata Survey