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  1. Meant to add: Since OUR formation 79 years ago...

    Meant to add: Since OUR formation 79 years ago when Winston Churchill MP called for the formation of a Parachute Regiment after the mayhem by German Paras in the Battle for Crete, the Paras have...
  2. As we had the 1st and 6th Airborne Regiments, and...

    As we had the 1st and 6th Airborne Regiments, and much like L Detachment SAS, the numbering and lettering was there to cause some confusion to the Germans making them think there were more Regiments...
  3. Thanks for that, maybe his first name isn't...

    Thanks for that, maybe his first name isn't Bernard as there are no initial B's in a few with that surname KING, he may have another first name that should be first if that makes sense.
    The one I...
  4. Woodsy, Was he a gunner in thr Royal Artillery?

    Woodsy,
    Was he a gunner in thr Royal Artillery?
  5. Last night at the elegant surroundings and...

    Last night at the elegant surroundings and history of the London Masonic Lodge buildings in Great Queen Street, next to Covent Grardens, we held a very special night in aid of the Airborne Assault...
  6. Woodsy, What was his name and unit?

    Woodsy,
    What was his name and unit?
  7. Daan................so true. If you want to be at...

    Daan................so true. If you want to be at the tip of the spear, you have to be the sharpest!!;)
  8. ALL Paratroopers are volunteers. NOBODY is forced...

    ALL Paratroopers are volunteers. NOBODY is forced to put their body through the hardest P Company course known to man to then get a set of wings, and that is ALL Paratroopers, whether UK or...
  9. Flying10uk, Great to see that photo of Private G...

    Flying10uk,
    Great to see that photo of Private G Burdett, who was Int Section, Battalion HQ, 2nd Battalion the Staffordshire Regiment. Brave man.
  10. Mike, It runs deep in our family veins as we...

    Mike,
    It runs deep in our family veins as we lost relations at Arnhem buried in Oosterbeek Cemetery which did inspire me to join The Parachure Regiment and specifically 2 PARA, which led to my son...
  11. Well its not too late for those in the UK near...

    Well its not too late for those in the UK near London who want to come to a very special evening at Covent Garden in aid of the Airborne Forces Museum.
    Its being held at the biggest Masonic Lodge...
  12. OPERATION MARKET GARDEN - THE BATTLE FOR ARNHEM

    Remembering all the British from the 1st Airborne Division, American and Polish young men who gave their lives to defend a series of bridges over the River Rhine between the 17th and the 26th of...
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