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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)
In the immediate aftermath of Rwanda’s hard fought civil war and the genocide which accompaniedabout Rwanda (Operation Gabriel)
Two American and the one British Airborne divisions spearheaded the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.about Normandy (Operation Overlord)