In 2003, they were deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operation Telic in Iraq. HRH The Prince of Wales on a visit to 1 PARA. Add to this record. 1941-2        Lt Col EE Down The Official Page of The Parachute Regiment, HM Forces Campbell Gray 7th Btn. Finden Sie Top-Angebote für 1st Battalion,Parachute Regiment, 1PARA, bordeux bei eBay. Hong Kong, 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. The mission was completely successful. 1957-9        Lt Col GG Reinhold, MC Steve Lewis and Mick 'Albert' Smith, 1 PARA, Omeath South Armagh 1978. Booklet for the presentation of the Colours by HM King George VI, 19 July 1950. Residential                          Feb 91 - Jul 93                   30 Months Op BANNER                         Jun - Dec 1997                    6 Months The Chaplain-General conducting the Consecration Service of the Colours, Aldershot 19 July 1950. (1st Battalion I believe) He fought at Arnhem in September 1944. Palace Barracks, 1970. Op BANNER                        Oct 1969 - Feb 1970             4 Months 2014           Lt Col AJE Truett MBE. Major John Rymer-Jones, 2ic 1 PARA, 1969. 1 Para HQ Coy. 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. 1976-9        Lt Col JB Brierley, OBE Paratrooper holding a SA 80 gun on foot patrol through a housing estate. The 1st Battalion is permanently under the command of the Director Special Forces in the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). Op NIBAT 1                         Mar - Sep 2005                    6 Months This was the first time the brigade had deployed complete on an operation since its inception in September 1999. Find top songs and albums by Dance Orchestra of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment including The Joyful Skeleton, Fanfare & Soliloquy and more. 1993-95      Lt Col G McFall 1 PARA Colour Party Airborne Forces Day Golden Jubilee July 1992. Tours were to continue intermittently and total 96 months up to September 2005. Table VIII is a 48-hour course testing the medical competency of individual medics. 1966-8        Lt Col MJH Walsh, DSO 1979-81      Lt Col DMG Charles 1 PARA in front of Buckingham Palace, 1969. 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. Greg Allen, Mick O'Connell and Tony McCann, 1 PARA, Oman, 1982. Iraq was deterred. 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Kostenlose Lieferung für viele Artikel! The aim was to clear any pockets of hard-line resistance that might impede the negotiated Serb Army withdrawal. 2007-09      Lt Col GP Hill Terence Gillott (Gilly as we called him) with Rod Escott, during gun practice, Cyprus, 1956. 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. Pte Greg Allen, 1 PARA, waiting to go out Northern Ireland, 1982. The King and Queen meet the RSMs of the regular battalions, Aldershot 19 July 1950. Colours Presentation, Queen's Avenue, Aldershot, July 1998. 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. 1956           Lt Col JSS Gratton 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. ‘Fort Walsh’ named after the CO typified the well defended strong-poi. 1959-61      Lt Col J Awdry Members of 2 Platoon, A Company, 1 PARA, relaxing, England, c1957. 1986-8        Lt Col JG Reith, OBE Greg Allen and Paul Skidmore, A Coy, 1 PARA, emergency tour in Northern Ireland, c1982. The Battalion covered the eventful withdrawal from Aden in 1967 after 127 years of British rule. The battalion was part of Operation Musketeer in 1956. I would appreciate any information your readers can supply. 2 Commando were trained as parachutists. 1 PARA entraining from Aldershot prior to Cyprus, 1951. Keith Bromley and Dale Gibson A Coy 1 PARA, Crossmaglen, 1978. 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. The first of its 12 Northern Ireland Op BANNER emergency tours began at the end of 1969, including the ‘Bloody Sunday’ riots in Londonderry on 30th January 1972. Members of A Coy 1 Para prepared for balloon jumping Hildersheim Germany 1949. 'Ginge' Mason and Greg Allen, 1 PARA, Norway, c1987. Paratroopers attend a pre-operation briefing. The battalion was involved in the NATO operations in Kosovo in 1999, Operation Agricola. George Henry Beynon 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment . 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. Richy Clatworthy and Craig Iredale, B Coy 1 PARA, Yakima USA, 1996. Pte Kevin Howard, Reece Platoon, 1 PARA, Norway 1985. The First Battalion, Parachute Regiment (1 PARA), forms the United Kingdom's Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). In 1941, the battalion was assigned to the 1st Parachute Brigade, part of the 1st Airborne Division. Commanding Officers: 1st Parachute Battalion The other battalions are the parachute infantry component of the British Army's rapid response formation, 16 Air Assault Brigade. After the war the battalion was reconstituted in 1946, and affiliated to the Brigade of Guards and served with the 6th Airborne Division in Palestine. Report on successes achieved during operations in Cyprus. Along with various other regiments and corps from across the British Armed Forces, it forms the United Kingdom's Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). Recce Platoon, 1 PARA, Oman, Date unknown. Members of 1 PARA on pre-deployment training for Iraq, 2007. Pte Len Wright at the helm with members of 1 PARA, river patrol, c1956. The Airborne Shop is the official shop of Support Our Paras (The Parachute Regiment Charity RCN1131977). The 1st is based at St Athan, Wales, and is permanently attached to the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). Formed as a battalion in Algeria in 1948, the unit participated in the First Indochina War (1946-54), where it was two times annihilated in action. 2000-2        Lt Col N Davies, MBE, MC Thereafter the Battalion assumed responsibility to restore order in the anarchic conditions that prevailed in the capital of Pristina, when the operation transitioned to peace-keeping. A Company, 1 PARA, NATO Challenge Cup Winners, Denmark 1983. 1975. 1 Para C Coy 7 Pln on return from Cyprus 1956, Passing out parade 40 Pln, Aldershot 1955, Petula Clark with Pegasus 1, 1Para mascot, Pte Brian N Newbold with members of 1Para. 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. 1 Platoon, A Company, 1 PARA, Hythe & Lydd March and Shoot, 1979. 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. Das 1st Marine Parachute Regiment (deutsch 1. Collection of 1 Para images. Make a donation to Airborne Assault ParaData to help preserve the history of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces. Frank Fletcher and Patrick Henry, Mortar Live Firing in Norway, 1987. Note (* †): Legion officers killed heading their battalions and regiments 1 BEP 1 Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes Tenure ( 1948–1955 ) – I, II, III Formations - 3 were here. Members of 1 PARA at Ash Ranges, Aldershot, 1951. [2][3] To be selected for the 1st Battalion, Paras first have to have served two years with the 2nd or 3rd Battalions. The Officers of The 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Egypt, May, 1952. In 1974 the Battalion was awarded new colours (the first since 1950) alongside the other three regular battalions and 4 PARA. 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. C Coy Live Firing Exercise - A Range Brecon, Wales. Die unterstellten Verbände werden wie viele Luftlandeeinheiten anderer Nationen als Elite-Einheit angesehen, was durch den harten Dienst und die strenge Auswahl bedingt ist. 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. 1943-4        Lt Col P Cleasby-Thompson, MBE, MC This ensures that the advanced military skills taught to the SFSG are maintained in the other two regular battalions. Members of Close Observation Platoon (COP), 1 PARA, Northern Ireland, 1982. Lt Gen Harrington inspecting 1 Para Guard during a visit to Bahrain, 1964, Egbert, 1 Para's parachuting monkey in Bahrain 1964, D Coy 1 Para Sgt Charlie Moon and CSM Midi Campbell Radfan circa 1965, S/Sgt Riordan with D Company Sgt in Radfan circa 1965, D Company 1 Para, payday in Radfan, circa 1965, Maj Gen Cubbon visiting D Coy 1 Para Radfan, circa 1965, Member of 1 PARA 'D' Company at Checkpoint Golf, Aden, 1967, Member of 1 PARA 'D' Company in Sheikh Othman, Aden, 1967, 1 PARA Reconnaissance Platoon, Aden, 1967, Member of B Company, 1 PARA, Radfan Camp, Aden, 1967, Members of B Company 1 PARA relaxing in Radfan Camp, Aden, 1967, Members of 1 PARA at Beech Road Checkpoint, Aden, 1967, Soldiers repairing Radio Mast at Fort Walsh, Aden, 1967, Members of 1 PARA attending a service at little Aden Cemetry, Aden, 1967, Service at Little Aden Cemetry, Aden, 1967, A Sergeant from the Parachute Regiment, Aden, 1967, Paratroopers riding camels outside 'Juliet' Road Block, Aden, 1967, Men of 1 Para onboard a Land Rover, Aden, 1967, 1 PARA, D Company leaving Fort Walsh on foot patrol, Aden, 1967, Mortar Plt Sp Coy 1 PARA about to patrol Sheik Othman Aden 1967, Aden, Sheik Othman police station OP 1 PARA tour 1967, 1 PARA on parade outside Buckingham Palace, 1969, Band enter the gates of Buckingham Palace when 1 PARA performed Public Duties, 1969, 1 PARA mounts guard at Wellington Barracks, 1969, Changing of the Guard, 1 PARA on Public Duties, 1969. 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