A battle honour recognises the accomplishments of a military unit in combat and, in the British Army, is granted to a regiment or battalion. It is not usually awarded to a sub unit below the size of battalion.
British Army battle honours are granted by the monarch on the recommendation and approval of Army Council. Certain battle honours are permitted to be emblazoned on the Colours.
Since its formation in 1942 The Parachute Regiment has been awarded a number of battle honours from the Second World War through to modern day conflicts, which are listed below.
(Please click on the maroon links for further information about individual battle honours.)
This article and the battle honours list is currently under development
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1942
Operation Biting was a daring raid into enemy occupied France to capture German radar components for examination by British scientists
NORTH AFRICA 1942-43
Operation Torch was fought to clear Axis forces from North Africa. The regiment was awarded eight battle honours during this campaign:
Djebel Azzag 1943
Kef el Debna
The 1st Airborne Division took part in the Italian landings in September 1943, Operation Slapstick, and the subsequent advance north. The 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade also took part in operations in Italy in 1944.