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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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Ardennes

Ardennes

With the Allies at a standstill and forced to bide their time, the Germans prepared

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Cyprus (EOKA Campaign)

Cyprus (EOKA Campaign)

1 and 3 PARA were flown to Cyprus in January 1956 to augment the Island’s

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Malay Peninsular

Malay Peninsular

A campaign was operated in the Malaysian Peninsula and Singapore area as an extension of

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Paradata Survey

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