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Airborne Assault !!!

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    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 assault by Parachute or glider.

    I have been lucky enough to have met veterans who have been involved in some of the most Famous Airborne Assaults in history , Kreta , Normandy , Arnhem and the Rhine Crossing / Operation Varsity but i'm interested in other not so well known Airborne assaults on a large scale or a more tactical level such as the Para drop into Suez in 1956 and the German tactical drop in the Ardennes and at Drvar , if any one has knowledge of other such operations please post them here ,

    regards

    Paul
    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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    Here is a link that mentions the lesser known use of Soviet paras in WW2...
    Feldgrau.net • View topic - Russians Paratroopers

    And not forgetting the Fallschirmjager drop at the railway junction at Dombas in Norway on 14th April 1940...
    Fallschirmjaeger's in Norway
    ...and the capture of the airfield at Sola.

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    The Suez is an interesting as i only met a para vet a couple of weeks ago and he was telling me a couple of things about it apparently he has his denison still and a few other bits that he said he will dig out for me to have a look at soon but apparently i cant buy his red beret and capbadge.(dont blame him)

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    what about the us 173rds jump in vietnam, operation junction city?

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    Quote by hucks216 View Post
    Here is a link that mentions the lesser known use of Soviet paras in WW2...
    Feldgrau.net • View topic - Russians Paratroopers

    And not forgetting the Fallschirmjager drop at the railway junction at Dombas in Norway on 14th April 1940...
    Fallschirmjaeger's in Norway
    ...and the capture of the airfield at Sola.
    Thanks 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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    Quote by gooseandspoons View Post
    what about the us 173rds jump in vietnam, operation junction city?
    More info mate ??
    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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    the 173rd only ever made two combat drops once in vietnam an d the other in northern iraq.Operation Junction City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Thanks for that
    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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    German Fallschirmjager carried out an airborne assault ast stavanger during the invasion of Norway in 1940.

    First Airborne drop by the British was at the Tragino Aqueduct in Italy in February 1941the operation being launched from Malta.

    A year later C Company of 2 Para carreid out the famous Bruneval raid , Operation Biting 12 miles North of Le Havre.
    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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    The Soviets also carried out a major drop although i can't for the life of me remember the details! Vyazma seems to ring a bell in 1941 or 42.

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