1941 - 1942

Raiders - The Early Years

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1941 - 1942

The early operations are parachute raids of up to company strength mounted against the Tragino Aqueduct in Southern Italy in February 1941 and Bruneval on the Channel coast in France in early 1942. Major-General Browning started the formation of Airborne Forces in support of Churchill’s directive, establishing the 1st Airborne Division at the end of 1941. The Parachute Regiment was formed on 1st August 1942.


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