Major John Rymer-Jones, 2ic 1 PARA, 1969. 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. Note (* †): Legion officers killed heading their battalions and regiments 1 BEP 1 Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes Tenure ( 1948–1955 ) – I, II, III Formations - Steve Lewis and Mick 'Albert' Smith, 1 PARA, Omeath South Armagh 1978. (For further information on the 1st Parachute Battalion which was formed in 1941, please click here). From mid 1951 to 1954 it saw active service in Cyprus, the Canal Zone in Egypt and during counter-terrorist operations against EOKA in Cyprus in 1956. 1942           Lt Col SJL Hill, MC Within five days of the Emir’s request 8,000 British troops had deployed to Kuwait including the carrier HMS Bulwark and a naval task force with the Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious positioned in the Gulf. Op BANNER                         Jul - Nov 1988                     4 Months Sgt Chris Forrester on ceremonial duties at Edinburgh Castle, 1981. The King and Queen meet the RSMs of the regular battalions, Aldershot 19 July 1950. 1 Para "D" Company Reunion St Athan 2007. Citation for the award of the Military Medal to L/Cpl James Duncan, august 1967. Sep 48: Germany: Hannover District: 16 Indep Para Bde Group: 1949.10: England: Albuhera Barracks, Aldershot: 16 Indep Para Bde Group . Three members of 1 PARA, Op Banner, c1970. After a 6 month tour 16 Air Assault Brigade handed control of Task Force Helmand to the Royal Marines. The Battalion covered the eventful withdrawal from Aden in 1967 after 127 years of British rule. C Company, 1 PARA in The Havelock Arms in Aldershot, c 1958. 3 Platoon, A Company, 1 PARA, March & Shoot winners, Hythe & Lydd ranges, 1978. Das Parachute Regiment (PARA) stellt den wesentlichen Anteil der Infanterie der Luftlandetruppen der British Army. Mortar Detachment, attached to C Coy, 1 PARA, Mojhave Desert, 1986. Greg Allen, Mick O'Connell and Tony McCann, 1 PARA, Oman, 1982. 1945-6        Lt Col TCH Pearson, DSO C Coy Live Firing Exercise - A Range Brecon, Wales. Parachutists at the Colours Presentation to 1, 2 and 3 PARA at Queens Avenue, Aldershot, 1998. Informal group portrait of 3 Section, 12 Platoon, D Company, 1 Para, Cyprus, 1956, 1 Para D Coy 106mm Anti-Tank Crew, Suez, 1956. Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1979. The Officers of The 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Egypt, May, 1952. During the 1960s 1 PARA served with the Bahrain garrison between 1962-3, a United Nations peace-keeping tour in Cyprus in early 1964 before returning to Bahrain again in 1965 and 1966. Members of A Coy, 1 PARA, Snake Island, Cyprus, 1956. Group photograph of C Coy, 1 PARA, July 1979, Group photo of C Coy 'Marauders' resting before a night patrol, Hong Kong, 1980, 1 PARA Spearhead Tour 1981-1982 CS 11c and 11d, 1 Para Anti Tanks waiting for helicopter transport Fermanagh 1982. 1 Parachute Battalion (Ex Alto Vincimus) is the only full-time paratroop unit of the South African Army. Keith Bromley and Dale Gibson A Coy 1 PARA, Crossmaglen, 1978. It was under the command of a Lieutenant Colonel and was 565 men strong (plus 18 attached Navy medical personnel), slightly larger than the US Army's 530-man strong Parachute Battalion. [4] All men within the Parachute Regiment can expect to serve with the SFSG on rotation. 1944-5        Lt Col DT Dobie, DSO The battalion was central to the events of Bloody Sunday, 30 January 1972, when they opened fire on unarmed civil rights demonstrators leaving 14 civilians dead and 13 wounded. 1 Platoon, A Company, 1 PARA, Hythe & Lydd March and Shoot, 1979. Members of 1 PARA at Ash Ranges, Aldershot, 1951. With tension in the Pacific rapidly growing throughout 1941, and with German U-boats venturing in the St. Lawrence the following year, National Defence Headquarters reviewed its response strategy in case of an enemy attack on Canadian soil. 1995-98      Lt Col J James, MBE HQ Company of 1 PARA en route to Port Said by sea. Group photograph of 1 Para Officers (prior to Arnhem), Bourne, 1944. (1st Battalion I believe) He fought at Arnhem in September 1944. The battalion was part of Operation Musketeer in 1956. The battalion took part in operation in Tunisia and Italy before dropping into the Netherlands in September 1944, as part of Operation Market Garden. A patrol of 1 PARA stand in front of an old stone building. 1 PARA, Close Observation Platoon, Northern Ireland, 1988. Steve Lewis with M1 carbine, with 'Skiddy' and Andy Mason in the background, 1 PARA, date unknown. 'Pete' Townsend Steve Lewis and 'Hughie' McGee, B Coy 1 PARA, Fort Campbell Kentucky, 1979. It participated in the amphibious landings at Suez during the crisis in November, before being back in Cyprus again in 1958. Crossmaglen Army Base following an IRA mortar attack, c1989. A large number of Allied service personnel managed to escape, against Army orders, into the neighbouring hills and countryside before the Germans had time to move in and reassert control over the camps. Bobby Rankin and Alex Dunbar,C Coy 1 PARA, Canal Zone. 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment, D Company, 12 Platoon, 3 Section by Phylis E Fraser, 1950s. Pte Richard Joyce sitting in an Austin Champ. Sgt Paul Tonks protecting Madeleine Albright (US Secretary of State) Kosovo, 1999. Members of 1 PARA, Northern Ireland, c1970. 1964-6        Lt Col JDC Graham, OBE Dave Wood with 'shot up' tea urn, 1 PARA, Canada 1980. Three years later the 16th Air Assault Brigade advanced into Iraq in February 2003 as part of the Anglo-American Coalition to secure the Rumaylah and West Qurnah Oil Fields during the second Iraq War. 1962-4        Lt Col PDF Thursby OBE 'Ginge' Mason and Greg Allen, 1 PARA, Norway, c1987. 2 Platoon, A Company, 1 PARA, Aldershot, May 1991. Covering fire position with a GMPG, Sierra Leone, 2000. 1 Para Anti Tank Team, notice behind them are the Buffalo landing craft from WW2, Photo of Phillip Colechin and another Airborne soldier, Group photo of members of 1st Bn, 3" Mortar Pln, Cyprus 1956, Egbert, 1 Para's parachuting monkey landing in Bahrain, 1964, 1 PARA Anti Tank Platoon Live Fire Exercise Hohne Germany, 1 Para Anti Tank Platoon - live fire of a Milan, Members of 1 PARA Anti-Tank Platoon, Grunewald Forest Berlin, 1975. Add to this record. He was captured and sent to Stammlager 357 - Hut E4. The Official Page of The Parachute Regiment, HM Forces 1st Bn (1940-1945) The Parachute Regiment, 2nd Reunion, Saturday 24 April 1971. Members of 1 PARA and 4 PARA after gaining their American Jump Wings. Residential                          Sep 1970 - May 1972         20 Months   The First Battalion, Parachute Regiment (1 PARA), forms the United Kingdom's Special Forces Support Group (SFSG).[1]. ‘Fort Walsh’ named after the CO typified the well defended strong-poi. George Henry Beynon 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment . Training and four more Northern Ireland tours preceded the Battalion’s first conventional deployment since Suez in 1956. Butler Street, 2nd February 1971. Members of 1 PARA Anti-Tank Platoon circa 1975, Members of 7 Plt, C Coy 1 PARA taken on Dhekelia Ranges Cyprus late 1970s, Members of 7 Plt C Coy 1 PARA awaiting transport out of Forkhill 1978. Tours were to continue intermittently and total 96 months up to September 2005. Mortar Platoon, 1 PARA in Otterburn Camp for the annual Army Mortar Platoon Concentration in 1986. 3 were here. Copehill Down, 1999. Three years of public duties followed in Edinburgh until in January 1983 the Battalion moved to Bulford and took on the Ace Mobile Force Land (AMF(L)) role. Another rapid operation was conducted the following September when A Company Group was suddenly deployed for Operation BARRAS, a joint SAS rescue mission to save British military hostages held by a rebel group called the west side Boys. Two paratroopers on a foot patrol through a housing estate. Drums Pln, 1 PARA, practising seaborne landings in Cyprus, 1958. Designed as shock troops, Paras were dropped behind German front lines to capture key positions then hold them until the rest of the invasion force could link up with them. I would appreciate any information your readers can supply. 1976-9        Lt Col JB Brierley, OBE Personnel regularly deploy outside of the United Kingdom on operations and training. My father, George Henry Beynon of Aberavon, South Wales, was in the 1st Parachute Regiment. 1st Parachute Battalion 1st Parachute Battalion The Battalion formed on 15th September 1941 from the 11th Special Air Service Battalion that had evolved from No 2 Commando. The insignia of the 1st Foreign Paratrooper Battalion was created in 1948 by Commandant Segrétain, battalion commander Chef de Bataillon, CBA of the 1 er BEP. In 1974 the Battalion was awarded new colours (the first since 1950) alongside the other three regular battalions and 4 PARA. The 1st Foreign Parachute Battalion (1 er BEP, III Formation) becomes the 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment (1 er REP) in Algeria on September 1, 1955. 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment.... 1948.07: 4th/6th Parachute Bn redesignated 1st Bn The Parachute Regiment. Op BANNER                        Oct 1969 - Feb 1970             4 Months Pte Greg Allen, 1 PARA, waiting to go out Northern Ireland, 1982. Four winters in Norway as the Army’s Mountain and Arctic Battalion followed until May 1987 when the battalion returned to Aldershot, joining the 5th Airborne Brigade. Op BANNER                         Dec 94 - Jun 1995               6 Months The 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment (1 PARA), is a battalion of the British Army's Parachute Regiment. 1954-56      Lt Col Jackson Find top songs and albums by Dance Orchestra of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment including The Joyful Skeleton, Fanfare & Soliloquy and more. (1st Battalion I believe) He fought at Arnhem in September 1944. November 1956. Operations were directed against terrorist enclaves in the Kyrenian and Troodos Mountains and the Paphos Forest. Members of 2 Platoon, A Coy, 1 PARA, Aldershot, 1956. Paratrooper holding a SA 80 gun on foot patrol through a housing estate. Op BANNER (RRB)               Dec 2000 - Jun 2001            6 Months Pte Len Wright at the helm with members of 1 PARA, river patrol, c1956. The battalion was involved in the NATO operations in Kosovo in 1999, Operation Agricola. The 1st Battalion is permanently under the command of the Director Special Forces in the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). Iraq was deterred. 1 PARA Colour Party Airborne Forces Day Golden Jubilee July 1992. Op BANNER                         May - Oct 1982                    4 Months It was disbanded in 1948, only to be reformed by the renumbering of the 4th/6th Battalion. Paratroopers attend a pre-operation briefing. Northern Ireland Tours: Colours being paraded at Buckingham Palace, 1 PARA Public Duties, 1969. The aim was to clear any pockets of hard-line resistance that might impede the negotiated Serb Army withdrawal. [7] The second official inquiry of the killings found 1st Paras actions unjustified and unjustifiable.[8]. 1944           Lt Col KT Darling, DSO 'Cpl Ringway' on deployment to Berlin with 1 PARA, c.1974. 1950-1        Lt Col CHP Harrington, DSO, MC L/Cpl Terry Miller checking a civilian worker entering Whittington camp, Cyprus 1958. The United Nations Mission troops in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) were under strength and of insufficient quality to face down rebel forces intent on encroaching the capital. 2012-14      Lt Col ED Sandry The 1 PARA Battle Group secured the Kacanik Defile on the Macedonian border in an air-mobile helicopter insertion spearheading the entry of the NATO KFOR Peace Keeping Force into Kosovo in 1999. 1 Platoon, A Coy, 1 PARA, Hythe & Lydd March and Shoot, 1979. Date Unknown. Citation for the award of the MBE to WO2 'Tom' Foster, 1967. Musketeer operation log from November 5-11 1956. 2002-5        Lt Col T Beckett The Address by HM King George VI at the Colours presentation, 19 July 1950. 1984-6        Lt Col MD Jackson, MBE Andy Warner, Steve Lewis,'Taff' Pearce, B Coy, 1 PARA, South Armagh, 1978. Once selected, they receive further training on additional weapons, communications equipment and specialist assault skills. All personnel will have completed the Pre Parachute Selection (P Company) course at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire (previously it was at Aldershot, Hampshire). Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei Amazon.de. On 6th June the 1 PARA group reinforced by 125 men from 3 PARA was deployed in Macedonia under 5 Airborne Brigade to spearhead a forced entry by the NATO KFOR Peacekeeping Force. Op BANNER                         Jun - Dec 1997                    6 Months Find the perfect 1st battalion parachute regiment stock photo. The present day 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, also known as 1 PARA was formed in 1948 from the 4th and 6th Battalions. 2009-12      Lt Col AM Wright MBE George Henry Beynon 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment . Kostenlose Lieferung für viele Artikel! Group photograph of 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment Athletics Team, 1957. One Company was also selected to provide support for the Special Air Service in Sierra Leone during Operation Palliser in 2000. Pte Cutler (Left) and Cpl Greenwood observe a riot. Nick Woolmer & 'Geordie' Craft, 1 PARA Mortar Platoon, undated. This ensures that the advanced military skills taught to the SFSG are maintained in the other two regular battalions. Graffiti on a building wall giving the Irish view of many emergency tours. Programme for the Presentation of Colours at Rushmoor Arena, 1974. 1990-93      Lt Col AWJ Kennett #1Fury Paratroopers continue to train for anything and everything! 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (1-507th PIR) Site 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (1-507th PIR) Contacts. Browse 527 1st battalion the parachute regiment stock photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Commons, Westminster. Para and Free fall helmet of Peter Wildblood, Pte Arnold and airborne colleagues, possibly 1st Bn Germany, c1948, A Coy 1 PARA Hildersheim BAOR circa 1948 Pte Mathews in foreground, L/Cpl Arnold and colleague possibly Germany 1948, Germany - Lance Cpl Arnold on the left c1948. 1 PARA in front of Buckingham Palace, 1969. 1959-61      Lt Col J Awdry Op NIBAT 1                         Mar - Sep 2005                    6 Months 1981-4        Lt Col I McLeod, OBE, MC If you are currently a ParaData member please login. The First Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA) is a battalion sized formation of the British Army's Parachute Regiment and subordinate unit within 16th Air Assault Brigade, but is permanently attached to the Special Forces Support Group. On 22 March 1941, a detachment of new "parachutists" together with several riggers, arrived at San Diego, where it was organized as the 2d Parachute Company. [2][3] To be selected for the 1st Battalion, Paras first have to have served two years with the 2nd or 3rd Battalions. Members of 2 Platoon, A Company, 1 PARA, England, c1957. In May 2000 a 1 PARA Battle Group conducted a rapid deployment to Freetown Sierra Leone to protect a Services Evacuation of UK and other civilian nationals threatened by rebel forces. In 1941, the battalion was assigned to the 1st Parachute Brigade, part of the 1st Airborne Division. 1948-50      Lt Col JH Cubbon, OBE Members of A Coy, 1 PARA, Spearhead Tour, Northern Ireland, c1982. 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment; South Saskatchewan Regiment; Staffordshire Yeomanry; 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment; 1/5th Battalion The Queens Royal Regiment; 1/5th Battalion The Welch Regiment; 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment; 1st Battalion The Welch Guards; 2nd Battalion The Welch Guards; 22 West minster Dragoons RTR R.A.C Listen to music by Dance Orchestra of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment on Apple Music. Die unterstellten Verbände werden wie viele Luftlandeeinheiten anderer Nationen als Elite-Einheit angesehen, was durch den harten Dienst und die strenge Auswahl bedingt ist. Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess, 1 PARA, July 1996. Marineinfanterie-Fallschirm-Regiment), auch bekannt als Paramarines oder Marine Paratroopers, war eine kurzlebige Luftlandeeinheit des US Marine Corps im Zweiten Weltkrieg. 1966-8        Lt Col MJH Walsh, DSO Their firm action during Operation PALLISER stabilised the situation. Finden Sie Top-Angebote für 1st Battalion,Parachute Regiment, 1PARA, bordeux bei eBay. Ptes Jim Pidgeon and Chris Chapman, 1 PARA, at Whittington Camp Nicosia Cyprus 1958. 1941-2        Lt Col EE Down The emergency deployment was authorised in order to provide the resident Gurkha battalion with some much-needed respite, and 1 PARA arrived at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong on 3 February 1980 in bitter cold. A Company, 1 PARA, NATO Challenge Cup Winners, Denmark 1983. Greg Allen and Paul Skidmore, A Coy, 1 PARA, emergency tour in Northern Ireland, c1982. 1988-90      Lt Col RW Trigger MBE Two members of Close Observation Platoon, 1 PARA, Northern Ireland, 1982. 2000-2        Lt Col N Davies, MBE, MC 1975. If you are not currently a ParaData member but wish to get involved please register. Paratroopers assigned to Baker Company conduct a Platoon Live Fire Exercise. Based at RAF St Athan, their barracks in South Wales, personnel regularly deploy outside of the United Kingdom on operations and training. The Airborne Shop is the official shop of Support Our Paras (The Parachute Regiment Charity RCN1131977). Members of 1 PARA drop from a Hastings, 1950s. The Mascot leads the way as 1 PARA marching out of the barracks to receive the Freedom of Aldershot, September 1957, Group portrait of 3 Platoon, A Coy, 1 Para, Oct 1957. No need to register, buy now! When the 16th Parachute Brigade disbanded in 1977, 1 PARA became part of 6th Field Force on its return to the UK and completed an Emergency Tour in Hong Kong in 1980. An airborne light infantry unit, the battalion has since 2006 been the main contributor of manpower to the Special Forces Support Group and is capable of a wide range of operations. Support Coy's NCOs landing at Lungi Airfield as part of 1 PARA Battle Group, Sierra Leone, May 2000. Typical accomodation for soldiers during the early days of the troubles. Campbell Gray 7th Btn. 1942-3        Lt Col AS Pearson, DSO, MC 1969-71      Lt Col MS Gray, OBE Programme for the Presentation of Colours at Aldershot, 1998. Members of 1 PARA on pre-deployment training for Iraq, 2007. A brief honeymoon as peace keepers between two warring communities locked in civil unrest descended into a virtual civil war between Republican IRA and Protestant para-military groups during the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ that were to last 37 years. In 2003, they were deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operation Telic in Iraq. Collection of 1 Para images. 2 Commando were trained as parachutists. Lt Col Wilford, 1 PARA CO, assesses bomb damage on the Shankhill Road, Belfast, 1972, Service News notification about the 1 PARA 'Pegasus' pony patrols in Hong Kong, 1980. HRH The Prince of Wales on a visit to 1 PARA. 2005-7        Lt Col MP Christie, MBE Group photograph of 1st Battalion Sergeants Mess, Moascar, Egypt, 1953, Coronation Party from the Parachute Regiment parade on HM The Queen's Coronation, 2 June 1953. After 1998 this unit was renamed to Parachute Training Centre. Report on successes achieved during operations in Cyprus. 1951. Frank Fletcher and Patrick Henry, Mortar Live Firing in Norway, 1987. The 1 PARA battle group with D COY 2 PARA was in place, within 64 hours of receiving the first telephone call. On 2 March 1942, the unit was redesignated as the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. 1943-4        Lt Col P Cleasby-Thompson, MBE, MC 1952-4        Lt Col HLEC Leask, DSO, MC The Marine Parachute Battalion was an airborne formation that was formed around the same time as the U.S. Army was raising its first Parachute Infantry Regiments. Profits from all sales made through our shop go directly to Support Our Paras, so every purchase you make with us will directly benefit The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces. (For further information on the 1 st Parachute Battalion which was formed in 1941, please click here) Alex Dunbar and Bobby Rankin, C Coy, 1 PARA, Fayid Egypt, Canal Zone, 1950s. 1 PARA Close Observation Platoon, Edinburgh 1982. After a further UN tour in Cyprus at the end of 1976 a two-year tour followed with the Berlin Garrison. Members of 1 PARA after storming the Police Post and Barracks, Canal Zone, Egypt, January 1952. Members of 2 Platoon, A Coy, 1 PARA, Cyprus, 1956. Spearhead Reinforcement     Nov 1981 - Jan 1982            2 Months Group photo of 1 PARA Canoe Team for the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, 1961, Anti Tank Platoon 1 PARA Albuhera Barracks Aldershot circa 1960/61, 1 Para Athletics team (Army Inter Unit Athletics Team Champions) 1961, Lt. General Harrington (former CO 1 Para) with some who served with him, in Bahrain 1964. B Company, 1 PARA. It returned to the UK in July 2003. Das 1st Marine Parachute Regiment (deutsch 1. The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Walsh, established aggressive surveillance from fortified observation posts (OPs) covering the main thoroughfares in the highly volatile Sheik Othman and Al Mansura districts of Aden. A 1 PARA Coyote on static display at IWM Duxford 17 June 2012, Map Detailing 1 PARA's positions in Aden, 1967, 1st Parachute Battalion practise airborne assaults in Cyprus, First patrols and the evacuation of civilians, Continuing the evacuation of civilians and flying in resupplies to Sierra Leone, Show of strength and fire power demonstration of 1 PARA in Freetown, 1 PARA Pre-Northern Ireland Riot Training 1988: Lydd and Hythe (Silent), 1 PARA Pre-Northern Ireland Riot Training 1988: Lydd and Hythe (Silent) Part 2, Ground training live fire exercise, Arctic Norway, 1986, 5 Airborne Bde and Arctic Role 1 PARA 1986: Further TALO, (Silent), 5 Airborne Bde and Arctic Role 1 PARA 1986: Main Bde Para drop, (Silent), 5 Airborne Bde and Arctic Role 1 PARA 1986: Arctic Jump AMF(L) Norway, 1 PARA, Part 1 (Silent), 5 Airborne Bde and Arctic Role 1 PARA 1986: Arctic Jump AMF(L) Norway 1 PARA, Part 2 (Silent), 5 Airborne Bde and Arctic Role 1 PARA 1986: Tactical Air-Land Operations (TALO). 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