Read More Service History 1971 The 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) 2 PARA (Private) Operations Event Northern Ireland (Operation Banner) A brief honeymoon as peace keepers between two warring communities locked in civil unrest descended into a virtual civil war between Republican IRA and Protestant para-military groups during the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ that were to last 37 years. Decorations GSM GSM Share Share on FacebookTweet this on Twitter Group photos_1 Enlarge Details Members of Mortars Pln, Support Coy, 2 PARA, Exercise Deep Furrow, Turkey, 1974. 1 Image Photos_2 Enlarge Details Bill Leathley at a fundraiser, 2006 1 Image Enlarge Details Billy Leathley on top of Mt Vesuvius, Italy, 2004 1 Image View all media 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.