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2nd Bn Parachute Regiment

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. 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment .
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1948.07 5th Parachute Battalion redesignated as 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment .
1948.07 Germany: Leicester Barracks, Husum 16 Indep Para Bde Group
. Sep 48: Germany: Hannover District 16 Indep Para Bde Group
1949.10 England: Talavera Barracks, Aldershot 16 Indep Para Bde Group
. 6 - 12 Jun: With only 72 hrs notice, 2 Para embarked Portsmouth on HMS Triumph (Aircraft Carrier) to Abadan with rest of 16 Ind Para Bde to retake oil wells after Mossadeq confiscation. Washington forbade this move a day or so later, so HMS Triumph was rerouted in Med. to Cyprus and disembarked at Famagusta by lighter 16 Indep Para Bde Group
. Jun - Oct 51: Cyprus: Transit 16 Indep Para Bde Group
1951.10 Egypt: Canal Zone 16 Brigade
1954.07 England: Talavera Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. Jul - Aug 56: Cyprus: Limni .
. Aug - Nov 56: Cyprus: Troodos .
. 6 - 14 Nov 56: Egypt: Port Said (Op Musketeer) .
. Nov - Dec 56: Cyprus, Nicosia .
. Dec 56 - Feb 57: Cyprus, Platres .
. Jun - Jul 58: Cyprus .
. Jul - Oct 58: Jordan: Amman .
. Oct 58 - Jan 59: Cyprus .
. Apr 60 - ?? 60??: Cyprus?? 3 Brigade
. Jun - Jul 61: Kuwait .
. Jul - Sep 61: Bahrain .
. Sep - Oct 61: Kuwait .
. Oct 61 - ?? 61: Cyprus .
1963.04 Bahrain .
1964.04 England: Aldershot, ??? Barracks 16 Brigade
. Late 64 - Mar 65: Singapore (training for Borneo) .
. Mar - Jul 65: Borneo .
1966.02 Bahrain .
1967.04 England: Aldershot, ??? Barracks 16 Brigade
. Jun 68 - ??: Hong Kong?? .
. 19 Mar - May 69: Anguilla (Op Sheepskin) (Bn less B Coy) .
. May - 14 Sept 69: Anguilla (B Coy) .
. Feb - Jun 70: Northern Ireland: Belfast .
. 21 Apr - Aug 71: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Springfield) .
. 15 Feb - 15 June 72: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Carnmoney/Unity) .
. 29 Jul - 28 Sep 72: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Springfield) .
. 27 Mar - 18 Jul 73: Northern Ireland: South Armagh .
. 31 May - 27 Sep 75: Northern Ireland: Belfast (New Lodge/Ardoyne) .
. 2 Dec 76 - 16 Mar 77: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ballymurphy/Springfield/Whiterock) .
1977.05 Berlin: Brooke Barracks Berlin Brigade
1979.07 Northern Ireland: Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler 39 Infantry Brigade
1981.03 England: Mons Barracks, Aldershot 6 Field Force
. Jan 82: Mons Barracks, Aldershot 5 Infantry Brigade
. 26 Apr - Jun 82: Falkland Island (Op Corporate) 5 Infantry Brigade
. Nov 83: Aldershot, Mons Barracks 5 Airborne Brigade
. Nov 84 - Mar 85: Northern Ireland: Bessbrook .
1985 England: Bruneval Barracks, Aldershot .
1987.06 England: Clive Barracks, Ternhill 143 Brigade
1989.04 England: Normandy Barracks, Aldershot 5 Airborne Brigade
. Mar - Sep 90: Northern Ireland: Fermanagh [FRB] .
. Jul - Oct 92: Northern Ireland: Girdwood [GRB] .
1993.06 Northern Ireland: Palace Barracks, Holywood 39 Infantry Brigade
. 1994: C Coy attached (Gurkha Reinforcement Company) .
1995.07 England: Bruneval Barracks, Aldershot 5 Airborne Brigade
. Oct 96 - Apr 97: Northern Ireland: .
. Jan - Jul 99: Bosnia .
. 1 Sep 99: Bruneval Barracks, Aldershot 16 Air Assault Brigade
2000.04 England: Meanee Barracks, Colchester 16 Air Assault Brigade
. Dec 00 - Jun 01: Northern Ireland: Rural Roulement Battalion .
. 2001: C Coy (Gurkha Reinforcement Company) disbands .
. 25 Aug 01 - ?? 01: Macedonia .
. Feb - May 02: Afghanistan ISAF
. Sept 02 - Mar 03: Northern Ireland: .
. Nov 03 - Mar 04: Iraq (Op Telic 3) 20 Armoured Brigade
. Oct 05 - Apr 06: Iraq (Op Telic 7) 7 Armoured Brigade
. Apr - Oct 08: Afghanistan: Helmand Province: (Op Herrick 8) 16 Air Assault Brigade
2008.10 England: Merville Barracks, Colchester 16 Air Assault Brigade
. Oct 10 - Apr 11: Afghanistan (Op Herrick 13) 16 Air Assault Brigade
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