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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.
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Shortly after VE Day 5th Parachute Brigade (including 7th, 12th, 13th Battalions and 22 Indepabout Far East