151 Parachute Battalion

151 Parachute Battalion

The 151 Parachute Battalion was raised from British Army volunteers at Delhi in October 1941 and belonged to the 50th (Indian) Parachute Brigade.

It played an internal security role suppressing Congress riots in Delhi in August 1942. In November it was re-designated 156 Parachute Battalion and joined the 4th Parachute Brigade at Kabrit in Egypt in 1943.

Commanding Officers:

1941        Lt Col MA Lindsay
1942        Maj Thomas
1942        Lt Col MCR Hose, DSO

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