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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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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

In January 1980 1 PARA deployed to Hong Kong on a four month emergency tour

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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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Paradata Survey

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