THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
The Parachute Regiment is the airborne infantry regiment of the British Army. The 1st Battalion is permanently under the command of the Director Special Forces in the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). The other battalions are the parachute infantry component of the British Army's rapid response formation, 16 Air Assault Brigade.
Paratroopers are trained to conduct a range of missions, from prevention and pre-emption tasks, to complex, high intensity war fighting. Watchwords are professionalism, resilience, discipline, versatility, courage and self-reliance.
THROUGH THE YEARS
The Parachute Regiment were formed in WWII and, save 1968, have been in constant action since. Determined and Courageous, they earned the nickname “Red Devils” from German Paras in North Africa. Heroic actions in Normandy, Arnhem, the Falklands and Afghanistan are cemented in Regimental folklore.
Following Winston Churchill’s decree, The Parachute Regiment is formed at a time of Total War.
The “PARAS” earn their reputation for daring in North Africa, Normandy, Arnhem the Rhine crossing.
Battalions conduct a series of “post colonial” tours in Palestine, Suez, Cyprus, Borneo and Aden.
The Parachute Regiment rotates through emergency and residential tours of duty in Northern Ireland.
2 and 3 PARA fight with distinction at Goose Green, wireless Ridge and Mount Longdon.
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