152 (Indian) Parachute Battalion

152 (Indian) Parachute Battalion

The 152nd Indian Parachute Battalion formed at Delhi in October 1941 and was part of the newly created 50th Indian Parachute Brigade.

Between 19-24 March 1944 it played a role in the epic defensive battle of Sangshak when the 50th (Indian) Parachute Brigade was overrun but blunted the Japanese offensive against Imphal and Kohima. In March 1945 the Battalion reformed into two battalions: the 1st and 4th Battalions of the Indian Parachute Regiment as part of the formation of the new 44th (Indian) Airborne Division.

Commanding Officers:

1941-3        Lt Col BE Abbott
1943-4        Lt Col P Hopkinson
1944-5        Lt Col J Martin

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