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Airborne Assault !!!

Article about: As an ex member of British Airborne forces i have always been aware of the distinction between military parachuting and so called sport parachuting but the real test is making the a combat a

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    12th November 1942 360 men of 3 Para dropped at Bone in Algeria to capture the airfield followed on the 16th by 1 Para who dropped near Souk el Arba to support the earlier drop.

    2 Para were then dropped on 29th November near Tunis .

    Anybody info on any Russian Airborne ops ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    See the previous post : )

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    I was watching the military channel the other day & all these Russian para's were hanging on to the out side of the plane, then just sliding off, that's NUTS

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    I have just found this little bit of info on Russian drops...

    Unfortunately, the Airborne Troops were unable to show themselves off in full measure during the Great Patriotic War because of the lack of the sufficient number of aircraft that could have transported regiments and divisions of paratroopers within a brief spell of time. Still, major landing parties were air dropped near Vyazma and Yukhnov in 1941 and 1942, and held the enemy in position to prevent Germans from moving to Moscow. Airborne units were also dropped in the subsequent Dnieper and other military operations, but on a minor scale, in contrast to major landing parties dropped by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Unionís allies Britain and the United States.

    Taken from... Russian Airborne Troops

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    Quote by hucks216 View Post
    I have just found this little bit of info on Russian drops...

    Unfortunately, the Airborne Troops were unable to show themselves off in full measure during the Great Patriotic War because of the lack of the sufficient number of aircraft that could have transported regiments and divisions of paratroopers within a brief spell of time. Still, major landing parties were air dropped near Vyazma and Yukhnov in 1941 and 1942, and held the enemy in position to prevent Germans from moving to Moscow. Airborne units were also dropped in the subsequent Dnieper and other military operations, but on a minor scale, in contrast to major landing parties dropped by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Unionís allies Britain and the United States.

    Taken from... Russian Airborne Troops
    Well remembered Hucks
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    There was also a German Fallschirmjager drop over Sicily in 1943.

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    Yes i thought i had read about that somewhere !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I seem to recall Turkish paratroopers dropping on Cyprus during the flare up with Greece in 1974.

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    Thought so...
    At around 06:00, a company of Turkish paratroopers was dropped over Mia Millia, just north of Nicosia, right on top of Greek Cypriot forces approaching Geunyeli. Of the estimated 120 troops dropped, a total of 93 were killed or wounded, and 1 captured, while the rest escaped.

    Taken from... Military operations during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I love this one: the beginning of the para commando troopers:

    KAMPFGRUPPE GRANIT
    Attack on the fortress Eben-Emael:
    Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress between Liege and Maastricht, near the Albert Canal, defending the Belgian-German border.
    Constructed in 1931-1935, it was reputed to be impregnable.
    But on 10 May 1940, 78 paratroopers of the German 7th Flieger (later 1st Fallschirmjager Division) landed on the fortress with gliders (type DFS 230).
    One day later, they were reinforced by the German 151st Infantry Regiment.
    At 13:30 h on 11 May, the fortress surrendered. 1200 Belgian soldiers were captured.

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