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Following Churchill's wishes for "a corps of at least 5,000 parachute troops, suitably organised and equipped" a Parachute Training School was established at Ringway Airport near Manchester, and No 2 Commando was chosen for the first training in parachute duties; the regiment quickly growing into the 11th Special Air Service Battalion and ultimately, on the 1st August 1942, the Parachute Regiment. By the end of World War Two, the Regiment comprised 17 battalions.

Churchill’s letter to General Ismay dated June 22nd 1940 can be seen below:

Happy birthday The Parachute Regiment.

Every man an Emperor!


Victoria Cross recipient, Cpl Joshua Leakey from The Parachute Regiment at the unveiling of a painting of the mission.

The PARA was part of a UK/US and Afghan operation in 2013, where he heroically fought the enemy and treated a seriously wounded US Marine.

He is pictured with the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO* OBE ADC and Lt Col Micheal Skaggs of the USMC. The painting was partially funded by Bechtel Corporation and painted over two months by the artist Stuart Brown of Skipper Press Ltd.

Cpl Leakey's Commanding Officer said ‘I am delighted to see the patrol brought into such vivid relief, it is right to celebrate the selflessness, humility and courage of this "Paratrooper". Thinking of joining The Parachute Regiment?

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C Coy 3 PARA have been conducting joint training, including a divisional parachute descent and reflexive shooting, whilst deployed to Fort Bragg on Ex SWIFT RESPONSE.

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A member of 3 PARA checks his fellow paratroopers respirator during a simulated chemical attack.

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C Bruneval Coy 2 PARA are currently deployed as the Falkland Island Residential Infantry Company (FIRIC). The company ran a capability day for BFSAI personnel. This included a series of stands, live firing exercise, and bayonet range where some volunteers were put through their paces!

Here is a great shot of the Mortar detachment working to support C-Company 2 PARA during their deployment.

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Great picture from the JJ Memorial Stretcher race last weekend.
Well done to Everyone involved!

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74 years ago these members of the 6th Airborne Divison were being briefed in preparation for D-Day codenamed Operation Overlord.

In the early hours of the 6th June, Allied airborne forces parachuted into drop zones across northern France. Ground troops then landed across five assault beaches - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. By the end of the day, the Allies had established a foothold along the coast and could begin their advance into France.

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Great to see Pegasus and Bruneval settling in and meeting the neighbours.
They are overlooking the Ranville DZ, ready for the Normandy Commemorations this coming week!

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Good luck to Cpl Herbie Hyde of the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment who in 2 days time will be competing in a gruelling 230K race through the Amazon rainforest, Peru.

Good luck Herbie.

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May 29th, 1982:

Major Chris Keeble of the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment accepts the surrender of 1,100 Argentine soldiers at the battle of Goose Green.


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