Explore the index to reveal the campaigns, battles, equipment and organisation key to the Airborne Forces' story.
On D Day in Normandy I took part in the first full scale British Airborne Divisional Operation. Our D.Z. (Drop Zone) was near the village of Ranville.
In early March 1944 six glider crews were collected at Netheravon from various flights of the regiment.
At Knossington Hall in Rutland on 14th September 1944 Brigadier 'Shan' Hackett gave out his orders to his 4th Parachute Brigade 'Orders Group' for Operation MARKET, and having finished, he asked th
The Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll is granted to the Next of Kin of UK Armed Forces personnel who have died on operations or as a result of an act of terrorism in national recognition of their
The RAF codenamed the glider delivery mission as Operation Beggar, the GPR came up with the very apt ‘Operation Turkey-Buzzard’.
I have never managed to find out why I was posted to R.A.F.
Steve’s story. 1943 –1945
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DAVID BROOK - THE RHINE CROSSING APRIL 24/25 1945
A Company Group 1 PARA on Spearhead stand-by at the end of August 2000 were warned off to support an SAS operation in Sierra Leone to release British soldiers held hostage by a rebel band called th
The first South African airborne unit formed in August 1943 when an Air Force parachute platoon was established. It was disbanded before its training was completed.
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