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Following removal from the command of 61 Infantry Brigade in October 1943, 63 Divisional Airborne Composite Company RASC was moved to Figsbury Barracks Winte
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Hamilcar glider, chalk number 501. FROM ‘ONE NIGHT IN JUNE’.
This rear loading medium range transport aircraft entered RAF Squadron service in 1966 and is designed to operate from forward or unprepared air strips only 460 metres long.
The ‘Hotspur’ was a glider designed by FF Crocombe to transport troops and was manufactured by General Aircraft Ltd.
Designed in 1935 the Hector was taken into service with the RAF in the then new Army Co-operation Wing No. 50 at Odiham in 1937.
The Hamilcar was developed General Aircraft Ltd (GAL) from January 1941 to meet the requirements for the transport of heavy equipment for airborne troops following Prime Minister W
The purpose of gliders was to set a body of airborne soldiers or heavy equipment down in one place, rather than being scattered by the wind.
From early in 1943, 295 Squadron RAF began to re-equip with the Halifax Mark V in place of the Whitley Mark V.
The Hartenstein Hotel in Oosterbeek, on the western outskirts of Arnhem is one of the most iconic features of the Battle of Arnhem.
Husky is a new protected support vehicle, providing commanders with a highly mobile and flexible load carrying vehicle.
High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) is a method of delivering paratroopers, equipment, and supplies from a high altitude via free-fall parachute. It is also known as Military Free Fall (MFF).
On very rare occasions a parachutist is unable, when jumping from a plane, to break away from the static line hooked up inside the aircraft, usually as a result of entanglement.
""The Amazing Adventures of Bing The Parachuting Dog"" by Gil Boyd BEM,is aimed at the 7-10 age range and has approximately 100 pages, including photos and sketches.
The Humber FV1601 One Ton truck was a post war design for an off road, combat ready truck with a one ton payload and deep fording capabilities.
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Herouvillette is a village and commune 11 kilometres north east of Caen, on the Caen-Cabourg road in Normandy, France.
The FV1611 was a light armoured truck first introduced in the 1950s and used throughout the troubles in Northern Ireland and into the early 1990s, with some 1700 examples being produced.
The Hirtenberger M6-895 60mm Mortar was procured as an urgent operational requirement (UOR) for the British Army and is currently in use with The Parachute Regiment.
The emergency deployment was authorised in order to provide the resident Gurkha battalion with some much-needed respite, and 1 PARA arrived at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong on 3 February 1980 in bitter cold.
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To learn about gravity make a toy parachute and see how they float to the ground. Image 1: You will need: A plastic bag Some string or wool
The Airborne Assault Museum and ParaData receives a large number of enquiries each week. We have compiled a list of questions and answers to help you make the most of your research.
The Handley Page HP 67 Hastings was designed by the Handley Page Aircraft Company as a troop-carrier and freight transport aircraft with the capability to deploy parachutists
The FV1620 Humber Hornet (Official Designation: FV1620, Truck 1 ton, air portable, launcher, Hornet) was a modification of the FV1611 Humber Pig 1 ton 4x4 Armoured Car into an air portable anti-tan
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