Airborne Assault Museum at IWM Duxford


Airborne Assault is the Regimental Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces and tells the stories of the soldiers who go to war from the air. It is co-located at The Imperial War Museum Duxford. 

Airborne Assault traces the history of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces from its inception to the present day, including operations in Afghanistan. Providing an insight into how today’s highly trained paratroopers are at the heart of 16 Air Assault Brigade Combat Team, the Army’s rapid response force.

For more information on the Museum collection and how to visit please click here.

The curatorial staff can be contacted at:  

However, if it is a historical enquiry, please submit you enquiry here. 


ParaData is the official web based, multi-media digital archive of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum and is managed by the Airborne Assault Museum.

Its purposes are to educate; commemorate and remember those who have lost their lives, or put themselves at risk, in service of the public; and to promote the esprit de corps of serving airborne personnel.

ParaData's mission is “To provide an easily accessible, definitive introductory history of the British Airborne Forces for the public and serving soldier.

It aims to be unique in linking historical records of units, operations, equipment, events and personnel from the formation of British Airborne Forces to the present day. No other website or digital archive provides this.

ParaData is not run for profit. Any proceeds from sales orders are used to assist the museum in meeting the running costs of ParaData.

To help keep overheads down ParaData is run by a small part time volunteer team. Interest in ParaData is high so please bear with us if you experience delays in replies to queries or processing contributions.

Achieving the mission is a daunting task. If you wish to contribute material or wish to help the development's of ParaData's records please contact the

However, if it is a historical enquiry, please submit you enquiry here. 

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