1956 - 1969

The airborne assault on Suez in 1956 is the first parachute operation undertaken since 1945 and the last since. Parachute battalions are involved in counter-insurgency operations against EOKA in Cyprus, and provide support during crises in Jordan, the Persian-Gulf, Radfan, Borneo, Aden and Hong Kong, protecting British interests in the planned strategic withdrawal from the former empire east of Suez.


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