The 5th Parachute Brigade (Territorial) was formed in 1947 as one of three TA parachute brigades under the command of 16th Airborne Division (TA), the others being 4th and 6th Parachute Brigades (Territorial).
In 1950 the brigade was renumbered as 45 Parachute Brigade (TA).
In 1956, 16th Airborne Division (TA), 45th Parachute Brigade (TA), and 46th Parachute Brigade (TA) were disbanded, while the 18th Battalion (TA) was amalgamated into the 7th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
The remaining TA PARA Battalions, including 12th and 17th Battalions (TA), transferred to 44th Independent Parachute Brigade Group (TA). Shortly afterwards the 12th Battalion amalgamated with the 13th to form 12/13th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (TA).
|1947-49||Brigadier AHG Ricketts DSO|
|1949-52||Brigadier MW Roberts DSO|
|1952-55||Brigadier AWE Daniell|
|1955-56||Brigadier TCH Pearson DSO|
|1947-48||Major GP Gofton-Salmond OBE|
|1948-||Major TAG Pritchard DSO MBE|
|1952-||Major JHS Turnbull MC|
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