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On 22 June 1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote a minute to the British Chiefs of Staff directing the setting up of a Corps of Parachute soldiers. Number 2 Commando began parachute training at Ringway near Manchester the following month.
On 22 June 1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote to the British Chief of Staff directing the setting up of a Corps of at least 5,000 parachute troops.about Formation and Early Airborne Forces
Operation Speedwell was a parachute mission into Italy behind enemy lines to interrupt German militaryabout Operation Speedwell (Italy)
2 PARA was rushed to Singapore in early 1965 for intensive jungle training in responseabout Borneo