Read More Service History Date not known 156 Parachute Battalion (Private) Operations Event Italy The Italians had capitulated while the force was still at sea. The sinking of HMS Abdiel by a mine in the harbour, however, resulted in the loss of 130 soldiers from 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion including their Commanding Officer. Decorations BEM Share Share on FacebookTweet this on Twitter Add content to this article Latest Comments There are currently no comments for this content. Add your comment Add Comment In order to add comments you must be registered with ParaData. If you are currently a ParaData member please login. If you are not currently a ParaData member but wish to get involved please register.