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The ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland resulted in constant emergency tours for parachute battalions combating the IRA in internal security operations at home, coupled with the NATO UKJATFOR parachute commitment to reinforce threatened areas during the Cold War stand-off with the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.
In January 1980 1 PARA deployed to Hong Kong on a four month emergency tour to counter increased incursions by illegal immigrants from the People's Republic of China.about Hong Kong
In October 1969 1 PARA was called upon to take over responsibility for the Shankhill and Falls Road districts of Belfast, the first Parachute Regiment Operation BANNER tour.about Northern Ireland (Operation Banner)
After Operation VARSITY the 6th British Airborne Division took part in a fighting advance acrossabout Advance to the Baltic
On 15th August 1944 the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, part of the 1st Airborneabout South France (Operation Dragoon)