The Marine Parachute Battalion was an airborne formation that was formed around the same time as the U.S. Army was raising its first Parachute Infantry Regiments. Alan Beynon. Copehill Down, 1999. Lt checks details on clipboard, 1 PARA Public Duties, 1969, 1 PARA on duty at the Tower of London, 1969. Paratrooper holding a SA 80 gun on foot patrol through a housing estate. Op BANNER                         Apr - Jul 1978                      4 Months Op BANNER                         Jul - Nov 1988                     4 Months 1984-6        Lt Col MD Jackson, MBE This ensures that the advanced military skills taught to the SFSG are maintained in the other two regular battalions. Profits from all sales made through our shop go directly to Support Our Paras, so every purchase you make with us will directly benefit The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces. Entdecken Sie The 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment von Dance Orchestra of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment The Military Band Fanfare Trumpeters bei Amazon Music. 1951-2        Lt Col DW Jackson This was the first time the brigade had deployed complete on an operation since its inception in September 1999. Alex Dunbar and Bobby Rankin, C Coy, 1 PARA, Fayid Egypt, Canal Zone, 1950s. The 1 PARA Battle Group secured the Kacanik Defile on the Macedonian border in an air-mobile helicopter insertion spearheading the entry of the NATO KFOR Peace Keeping Force into Kosovo in 1999. An airborne light infantry unit, the battalion has since 2006 been the main contributor of manpower to the Special Forces Support Group and is capable of a wide range of operations. Their firm action during Operation PALLISER stabilised the situation. Part of Chalk 7, 1 Para prior to emplaning for Ex Brownjug Denmark, 1957. Report on items recovered from EOKA during operations in Cyprus. Covering fire position with a GMPG, Sierra Leone, 2000. 1973-6        Lt Col PS Field, MC Listen to music by Dance Orchestra of the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment on Apple Music. Spearhead Reinforcement     Nov 1981 - Jan 1982            2 Months Collection of 1 Para images. Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei Amazon.de. 1966-8        Lt Col MJH Walsh, DSO Another rapid operation was conducted the following September when A Company Group was suddenly deployed for Operation BARRAS, a joint SAS rescue mission to save British military hostages held by a rebel group called the west side Boys. 'Cpl Ringway' on deployment to Berlin with 1 PARA, c.1974. After a further UN tour in Cyprus at the end of 1976 a two-year tour followed with the Berlin Garrison. 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment; South Saskatchewan Regiment; Staffordshire Yeomanry; 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment; 1/5th Battalion The Queens Royal Regiment; 1/5th Battalion The Welch Regiment; 4th Battalion The Welch Regiment; 1st Battalion The Welch Guards; 2nd Battalion The Welch Guards; 22 West minster Dragoons RTR R.A.C Members of A Coy, 1 PARA, Spearhead Tour, Northern Ireland, c1982. Presentation of Colours, programme of events, 15 July 1974. Photo Album: Presentation of The Parachute Regiment's first Colours, Aldershot 19 July 1950. 1954-56      Lt Col Jackson Personnel regularly deploy outside of the United Kingdom on operations and training. Traditions. One Company was also selected to provide support for the Special Air Service in Sierra Leone during Operation Palliser in 2000. Residential                          Sep 1970 - May 1972         20 Months   The present day 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, also known as 1 PARA was formed in 1948 from the 4th and 6th Battalions. The other battalions are the parachute infantry component of the British Army's rapid response formation, 16 Air Assault Brigade. Commanding Officers: 1st Parachute Battalion A patrol of 1 PARA stand in front of an old stone building. 1944-5        Lt Col DT Dobie, DSO 1998-00      Lt Col P Gibson, DSO, MBE The 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment (1er REP) was an airborne unit of the French Foreign Legion. The Battalion covered the eventful withdrawal from Aden in 1967 after 127 years of British rule. Keith Bromley and Dale Gibson A Coy 1 PARA, Crossmaglen, 1978. Group photograph of 1st Battalion Sergeants Mess, Moascar, Egypt, 1953, Coronation Party from the Parachute Regiment parade on HM The Queen's Coronation, 2 June 1953. The First Battalion, Parachute Regiment (1 PARA), forms the United Kingdom's Special Forces Support Group (SFSG).[1]. 2005-7        Lt Col MP Christie, MBE Sgt Chris Forrester on ceremonial duties at Edinburgh Castle, 1981. Citation for the award of the MBE to WO2 'Tom' Foster, 1967. (See below for list). The Parachute Regiment is the airborne infantry regiment of the British Army. Greg Allen and Paul Skidmore, A Coy, 1 PARA, emergency tour in Northern Ireland, c1982. [4] All men within the Parachute Regiment can expect to serve with the SFSG on rotation. The aim was to clear any pockets of hard-line resistance that might impede the negotiated Serb Army withdrawal. The First Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA) is a battalion sized formation of the British Army's Parachute Regiment and subordinate unit within 16th Air Assault Brigade, but is permanently attached to the Special Forces Support Group. 1 PARA Colour Party Airborne Forces Day Golden Jubilee July 1992. Finden Sie Top-Angebote für 1st Battalion,Parachute Regiment, 1PARA, bordeux bei eBay. Booklet for the presentation of the Colours by HM King George VI, 19 July 1950. Montgomery Barracks, Berlin. George Henry Beynon 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment . Hong Kong, 1980. A Company, 1 PARA, NATO Challenge Cup Winners, Denmark 1983. Training and four more Northern Ireland tours preceded the Battalion’s first conventional deployment since Suez in 1956. 1st Marine Parachute Battalion, unit history. Programme for the Presentation of Colours at Rushmoor Arena, 1974. After the war the battalion was reconstituted in 1946, and affiliated to the Brigade of Guards and served with the 6th Airborne Division in Palestine. Members of 2 Platoon, A Coy, 1 PARA, Aldershot, 1956. 1945-6        Lt Col TCH Pearson, DSO The United Nations Mission troops in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) were under strength and of insufficient quality to face down rebel forces intent on encroaching the capital. Butler Street, 2nd February 1971. If you are not currently a ParaData member but wish to get involved please register. Ptes Jim Pidgeon and Chris Chapman, 1 PARA, at Whittington Camp Nicosia Cyprus 1958. When the 16th Parachute Brigade disbanded in 1977, 1 PARA became part of 6th Field Force on its return to the UK and completed an Emergency Tour in Hong Kong in 1980. Palace Barracks, 1970. 1969-71      Lt Col MS Gray, OBE 1 PARA conducting arrests and body searches in Londonderry, January 1972. More recently the Battalion has been re-designated a specialist role as infantry support to UK Special Forces operations in various theatres throughout the world. The 1st is based at St Athan, Wales, and is permanently attached to the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). Members of 1 PARA, Operation Agricola, Kosovo, 1999. Prince Charles at the Colours Presentation, Queen's Avenue, Aldershot, 1998. 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