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3rd Bn Parachute Regiment

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. 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment .
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1948.07 7th Parachute Bn redesignated as 3rd Bn The Parachute Regiment .
1948.07 Germany: Itzehoe .
1948.09 Germany: Hannover .
1949.10 England: Waterloo Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. 6 - 12 Jun 51: With only 72 hrs notice, 3 Para embarked Portsmouth on HMT Devonshire 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 HMT Devonshire was rerouted in Med. to Cyprus and disembarked at Famagusta by lighter. 16 Brigade
. Jun - Oct 51: Cyprus: Transit 16 Brigade
1951.10 Egypt: Canal Zone 16 Brigade
1954.07 England: ??? Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. Jan - Sep 56: Cyprus, Nicosia Airport (tented camp) .
. Oct - Nov 56: Cyprus .
. 5 - 15 Nov 56: Egypt: El Gamil Airfield (Op Musketeer) .
. Nov - Dec 56: Cyprus, Nicosia .
. Jun - Jul 58: Cyprus .
. Jul - Oct 58: Jordan: Amman .
. Oct 58 - Jan 59: Cyprus .
1961.10 Bahrain .
1962.05 England: Blenheim Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
1964.04 Bahrain .
. May - Aug 64: Aden .
. 1964: Aden (B Coy att 45 Cdo) .
. 1964: D Company in the Radfan. Last company from 3 Para to serve there OC Major S Ellwood
1965.04 England: Normandy Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. Jan - Aug 65: Borneo: D (Patrol) Company OC Major Peter Chiswell
. Oct 65 - Feb 66: British Guiana .
. 1968: Ghana CO Lt Col P Chiswell
1968.12 Malta: St Andrew's Barracks .
. 1970 - 20 Mar 70: Libya: El Adem (Company) .
. 11 Sep 70: 600 officers and men bid farewell to Malta when they trooped their Colours at St Andrew's Barracks. The Governor General Sir Maurice Dorman took the salute. .
1970.09 England: Normandy Barracks, Aldershot 16 Brigade
. 19 Jan - 3 Jun 71: Northern Ireland: (Rural) .
. 1971: Kenya .
. May - Oct 72: Cyprus UNFICYP
. 11 Mar - 14 Jul 73: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Ardoyne) .
. 23 Feb - 22 Jun 74: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Shankill/Ardoyne) .
. 6 Oct 75 - 1975: Sudan: Ex JOWAR Khartoum .
. 15 Apr - 18 Aug 76: Northern Ireland: Bessbrook .
1977.03 Germany: Quebec Barracks, Osnabruck 5 Field Force
. 21 Feb - 20 Jun 78: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Monagh) .
1980.06 England: Kandahar Barracks, Tidworth 8 Field Force
. Dec 80 - 20 Apr 81: Northern Ireland: Armagh [ARB] .
. Jan 82: Kandahar Barracks, Tidworth 5 Brigade
. 9 Apr - Jun 82: Falkland Island (Op Corporate) 3 Commando Brigade
1983.11 England: Normandy Barracks, Aldershot 5 Airborne Brigade
. Jun - Dec 86: Cyprus UN tour
1989.02 Northern Ireland: Palace Barracks, Belfast 39 Infantry Brigade
1991.02 England: Bruneval Barracks, Aldershot 5 Airborne Brigade
. Mar - Jun 92: Northern Ireland: (Op Gypsy) .
1995.07 England: Connaught Barracks, Dover AMF(L) Bn
2000.08 England: Hyderabad Barracks, Colchester 16 Air Assault Brigade
. Dec 01 - Jun 02: Northern Ireland: Rural Roulement Battalion .
. Feb - Mar 03: Persian Gulf 16 Air Assault Brigade
. Mar - July 03: Iraq: (Op Telic 1) 16 Air Assault Brigade
. 2005: Afghanistan .
. Apr - Oct 06: Afghanistan (Op Herrick 4) 16 Air Assault 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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