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1940 - 1941

On 22 June 1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote a minute to the British Chiefs of Staff directing the setting up of a Corps of Parachute soldiers. Number 2 Commando began parachute training at Ringway near Manchester the following month.

Formation and Early Airborne Forces

Formation and Early Airborne Forces

On 22 June 1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote to the British Chief of Staff directing the setting up of a Corps of at least 5,000 parachute troops.

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Later years

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Norway (Operation Freshman)

Norway (Operation Freshman)

Operation FRESHMAN was an operation mounted during the night of 19/20 November 1942, using gliders

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Rhine Crossing (Operation Varsity)

Rhine Crossing (Operation Varsity)

At 1000 hours on 24th March 1945 nine battalions of the 6th British Airborne Division

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Sangshak

Sangshak

In March 1944 the surprise Japanese spring offensive aiming at Imphal and Kohima near the

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Paradata Survey

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