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1st Bn Parachute Regiment

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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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. 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment .
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1948.07 4th/6th Parachute Bn redesignated 1st Bn The Parachute Regiment .
1948.07 Germany: Lubeck 16 Indep Para Bde Group
. Sep 48: Germany: Hannover District 16 Indep Para Bde Group
1949.10 England: Albuhera Barracks, Aldershot 16 Indep Para Bde Group
. 6 - 12 Jun 51: With only 72 hrs notice, 1 Para embarked Portsmouth on HMS Warrior (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 Warrior 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: Geneifa Camp, Canal Zone. Existing tented transit camp near Geneifa, southern Canal Zone 16 Brigade
. Dec 1951: Kabrit Point, Canal Zone. Tented Camp (named "Jackson's Camp") erected by 1 Para on side of Suez Canal / Little Bitter Lake (adjacent to Mauritian Pioneer Corps camp) 16 Brigade
. 1953: Tented Camp, Canal Zone erected by 1 Para outside Moascar Garrison (Ismailia) opposite British Cemetery. 2 Para + 3 Para. plus Airborne Corps support were adjacent 16 Brigade
1954.07 England: Albuhera Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. Jan - Sep 56: Cyprus, Nicosia Airport (tented camp) .
. Sep - Oct 56: UK (Parachute Refresher Training) .
. Oct - Nov 56: Cyprus .
. 6 - 14 Nov 56: Egypt: Port Said (Op Musketeer) .
. Nov - Dec 56: Cyprus, Nicosia .
. Jun 58 - Jan or Mar 59: Cyprus, Troodos 16 Brigade
1962.05 Bahrain .
1963.04 England: Guillemont Barracks, Cove 16 Brigade
. 28 Dec 63 - 22 Mar 64: Cyprus with G Bty, 7th (Para) RHA u/c .
. 22 Mar 64 - May 64: Cyprus with G Bty, 7th (Para) RHA u/c UN command
. Apr 64 - Aug 64: Aden: (B Coy) Took part in 2nd Radfan expedition
. May 64 - Aug 64: Aden (HQ, A and C Coys) Took part in 3rd Radfan expedition
1965.04 Bahrain .
1966.02 England: Bruneval Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. May 67 - Nov 67: Aden: Radfan Camp Aden Brigade
1967.11.29 England: Bruneval Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. Dec 69 - Feb 70: Northern Ireland: Belfast .
1970.09.21 Northern Ireland: Belfast, Holywood Barracks 39 Brigade
1972.05.25 England: Aldershot, ??? Barracks 16 Brigade
. Jun - Nov 72: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne) .
. May - Oct 73: Cyprus, Polemidhia Camp UNFICYP
1974.08 Berlin, Montgomery Barracks Berlin Brigade
1976.08 England: Aldershot, ??? Barracks 16 Brigade
. Oct 76 - May 77: Cyprus UNFICYP
. Jan 77: England: Aldershot, ??? Barracks 6 Field Force
. Apr - Jul 78: Northern Ireland: Bessbrook .
. Jan - May 80: Hong Kong 4 month emergency tour
1981.10 Scotland: Edinburgh, Redford Barracks .
. Nov 81 - Feb 82: Northern Ireland: Armagh/Border Spearhead .
. May 82 - Oct 82: Northern Ireland: Fermanagh .
1983.06 England: Picton Barracks, Bulford AMF(L) Bn
1987.03 England: Aldershot, Bruneval Barracks 5 Airborne Brigade
. Jul - Nov 88: Northern Ireland: Armagh [ARB] .
1991.02 Northern Ireland: Palace Barracks, Holywood 39 Brigade
1993.06 England: Normandy Barracks, Aldershot 5 Brigade
. May - Nov 94: Northern Ireland: Belfast Roulement Bn .
. Jun 95: New Normandy Barracks, Aldershot based on Montgomery Lines in North Camp .
. Jul - Dec 97: Northern Ireland: Belfast [BRB] .
. Jun - Aug 99: Kosovo .
. 1 Sep 99: Aldershot, New Normandy Barracks 16 Air Assault Brigade
. 7 - 26 May 00 - Sierra Leone (Operation Palliser) .
2000.08 England: Connaught Barracks, Dover AMF L: 16 Air Assault Brigade wef 04/2001
. Dec 00 - June 01: Northern Ireland: Rural Roulement Bn (two Companies) .
. Feb - Mar 03: Persian Gulf 16 Air Assault Brigade
. Mar - Jul 03: Iraq: (Op Telic 1) 16 Air Assault Brigade
2006 Wales: St Athan JSFSG
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