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Parachute Battalions

Dates Locations Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 1st Parachute Battalion .
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1944.11 England: .
1945.05.08 N W Europe 1 Para Brigade
1945.?? England: .
1946.04.01 Egypt: Port Said 1 Para Brigade
1946.04.07 Palestine: Camp 21, Nathanya 1 Para Brigade
. 1946: Renamed 1st (Guards) Parachute Bn .
. Apr 48: Palestine: Jerusalem 2 Infantry Brigade
1948.05 England: Pirbright .
. Jun 48: reduced to company strength and was redesignated 16th (Guards) Independent Company The Parachute Regiment .
. Jul 48: Renamed 1 Guards Independent Para Company .
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. 2nd Parachute Battalion .
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1945 England: 1 Parachute Brigade
1945.05 N W Europe .
1945.07.31 England: 1 Parachute Brigade
1946.04.01 Egypt: Port Said 1 Parachute Brigade
1946.04.07 Palestine: Camp 21, Nathanya 1 Parachute Brigade
. Dec 47: amalgamated with 3rd Parachute Bn to form 2nd/3rd Parachute Battalion .
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. 3rd Parachute Battalion .
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1945 England: 1 Parachute Brigade
1945.05 N W Europe .
1945.07 England: .
. 7 Aug 45: England: 3 Parachute Brigade
1945.10 Palestine: Al Bureij Camp, Gaza 3 Parachute Brigade
. Dec 47: amalgamated with 2nd Parachute Bn to form 2nd/3rd Parachute Battalion .
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. 4th Parachute Battalion .
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1945 Italy 2 Ind Para Brigade Group
1945.06 England: 2 Parachute Brigade
1945.10 Palestine: Nuseirat Ridge Camp near Gaza. 2 Parachute Brigade
1947.07 England: Perham Down .
. Dec 47: amalgamated with 6th Parachute Bn to form 4th/6th Parachute Bn .
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. 4th/6th Parachute Battalion .
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1947.12 Formed by amalgamation of 4th Parachute Bn and 6th Parachute Bn. .
1947.12 England: Perham Down 2 Parachute Brigade Group
1948.02 Germany: Lubeck 2 Parachute Brigade Group
. July 48: redesignated 1st Bn The Parachute Regiment .
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. 5th Parachute Battalion .
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1945 Italy 2 Ind Para Brigade Group
1945.06 England: 2 Parachute Brigade
1945.10 Palestine: Nuseirat Ridge Camp near Gaza 2 Parachute Brigade
1947.07 England: Perham Down 2 Parachute Brigade Group
1948.02 Germany: Leicester Barracks, Husum 2 Parachute Brigade Group
. Jul 48: redesignated 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment .
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. 6th Parachute Battalion .
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1945 Italy 2 Ind Para Brigade Group
1945.06 England: 2 Parachute Brigade
1945.10 Palestine: Nuseirat Ridge Camp near Gaza. 2 Parachute Brigade
1947.07 England: Perham Down .
. Dec 47: amalgamated with 4th Parachute Battalion to form 4th/6th Parachute Battalion .
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. 7th Parachute Battalion .
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1945 NW Europe 5 Parachute Brigade
1945.05 England: .
1945.07 India .
1945.09 Singapore .
1945.12 Java 5 Parachute Brigade Group
1946.05 Malaya .
1946.08 Palestine: Camp 21, Nathanya .
. Aug 46: amalgamated with 17th Parachute Battalion .
1947.07 England: Perham Down .
1948.02 Germany: Itzehoe .
. Jul 48: redesignated 3rd Bn The Parachute Regiment .
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