An appeal for assistance from King Hussein saw the Brigade, less the 1st Battalion, flown into Amman to secure the airfield and bolster the King’s authority. They remained until October 29th returning to Cyprus and then England. Rapid action to a trouble spot had averted probable hostilities in this volatile area. During this period the 1st Battalion who had remained in Cyprus were again employed on anti-terrorist operations against a revival of the EOKA offensive. They remained, credited with a number of successful operations, until March 1959 when they too returned to the UK.
16th Independent Parachute Brigade Signal Squadron Jordan 19581 Image
Gunner Douglas (Jock) Wood, Bombardier Carl Olsen, Gunner Johnny Harris, Amman Airfield, 1958.
Group photo of members of C Coy, 2 PARA, Jordan, 1958.1 Image
George Parry, and colleagues, 2 PARA, Jordan, 19581 Image
Members of 3 PARA, Jordan, c1958.
Members of C Coy, 2 PARA, Jordan, 1958.
Members of C Coy, 2 PARA, Nairobi Aerodrome, Jordan, 1958.
Members of B Company, 2 PARA, Jordan, 1958.
Members of B Coy, 2 PARA, relaxing, Jordan, 1958.
Members of 2 PARA, Amman Jordan, 1958.
Group photo of the Support Coy, 2 PARA Football Team, Amman, Jordan, July 1958
2 PARA Anti-Tank Platoon vehicle with 106mm rifle in towing position, Jordan 1958
2 PARA soldier at the tented camp Amman, Jordan 1958
Soldiers of 2 PARA prepare to load a 106mm Anti-Tank Gun, Jordan, 1958
Men of 2 PARA fire 106mm Anti-Tank Gun, Jordan 1958
The Anti-Tank Platoon of 2 PARA firing 106mm Anti-Tank Guns, Jordan 1958
Members of the Anti-Tank Platoon, Support Company, 2 PARA on camp, Jordan, 1958
Members of 3 PARA give water to refugess in Amman, Jordan 19583 Images Buy Prints
The 3 PARA tented camp at Amman, Jordan, 19583 Images Buy Prints
Private Alan Bridson, Amman, Jordan, 1958
4.2 inch mortars of 33 Para Light Regiment, Jordan 1958
Brig Tom Pearson (16 Para Brigade) with HM King Hussein of Jordan, 1958.
3 Para Anti-Tank Guns Operation Fortitude Jordan, 1958
3 Para Anti-Tank Guns awaiting loading onto a Beverley after Operation Fortitude, Jordan, 1958
23 PFA on board a Beverley to Jordan 1958
Boarding a Beverley aircraft to Jordan, 1958
Peter Malone (right) talking to HM King Hussein of Jordan, c1958.
Members of B Coy 2 PARA, Jordan, 1958.
Putting up the Combined Services Flag outside 16th Parachute Brigade Headquarters, Jordan, 1958.
On patrol M Semark & Brabrook, 6 Pln, 3 PARA, Jordan, 1958.
Member of 2 PARA 'C' Company, Amman Airfield, Jordan, 1958
2 PARA soldiers on camp in Amman, Jordan 1958
3 PARA tent lines at Amman, Jordan, July 1958
Member of 2 PARA at 'C' Company HQ Aquaba, Jordan 1958
2 PARA advance party emplaning to return home, Nicosia, Jordan, October 1958