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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.
With the Allies at a standstill and forced to bide their time, the Germans preparedabout Ardennes
1 and 3 PARA were flown to Cyprus in January 1956 to augment the Island’sabout Cyprus (EOKA Campaign)