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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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Iraq (Operation Telic)

Iraq (Operation Telic)

During February 2003 16 Air Assault Brigade formed part of the massive build up of

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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

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Aden

Aden

In January 1967 1 PARA was sent to Aden to cover the final withdrawal of

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