C Company under Major JD Frost conducted the second British parachute raid of the war on 27 February 1942 against a German radar installation at Bruneval on the Channel coast in France. Practice landings from Assault Landing Craft for Bruneval, Feb 1942. £3.00 postage.  This was followed by the Battle of Wireless Ridge and then the recapture of Port Stanley.. Letter from Lt Col Campbell about personnel yet to return from Op Simcol, 1943. The 2nd Battalion was formed on 30 September 1941, as the 2nd Parachute Battalion, and later became part of the Army Air Corps. Members of 5 Section. The Wartime Memories Project - 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Second World War - Allied Forces Index. 1948.07: Germany: Leicester Barracks, Husum: 16 Indep Para Bde Group. The 3rd battalion, Maratha Light Infantry (Para) was redesignated as the 2nd battalion, Parachute Regiment (Maratha). The British Airborne Division at Arnhem and Oosterbeek in Holland BU1091 - South Staffordshire Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSoldiers of the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, part of â¦ Site Home WW2 Home Add Stories Search â¦ Map of North Africa showing landing zones of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Parachute Battalions, 1942. Personal copy of the account of 2nd Parachute Battalion at Arnhem. Citation for the award of the MC to A/Capt Stanley Panter, 1943. ‘I think we must have been following Bn HQ planes, I remember being briefed to jump when the CO jumped. Special Order of the Day from Maj Gen Down, January 1944. Members of 2nd Para Bn Barletta, Italy, October 1943. 2nd Parachute Battalion Hockey Team 1944-45. Airborne Operations in North Africa, 1942-3. The nearby hamlet of Esquelbecq was a German stronghold with three battalions of the SS, (Adolf Hitler Regiment). Currently a parent regiment under the U.S. Army Regimental System, the regiment has two active battalions: the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (1-506th IR) is assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (2-506th IR) is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. A new 2nd Battalion was formed later the same year by renumbering the 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion. Following the Manchester Arena bombing and the enactment of Operation Temperer, 2 PARA were deployed in London to guard key locations, including the Palace of Westminster. If you are currently a ParaData member please login. Since the Second World War, paratroopers have fought in nearly all the wars Britain has undertaken. Inside of aircraft hangar destroyed by German air attack, Maison Blanche, 1942. 2 PARA is an airborne light infantry unit capable of a wide range of operational tasks, based at Merville Barracks, Colchester Garrison, England. 2nd Para Bn. The 2nd Battalion The Devonshire Regiment in World War Two Campaigns: Latest News. Members of 2nd Para Bn, 10 minutes before emplaning, Palestine, 1946. Attacked by German air and armour, Frost conducted a fighting withdrawal to regain the Allied lines, losing 16 officers and 250 men en route. As such it was formally designated as 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, however in practice it was commonly called by its original formation name, 2nd Parachute Battalion, until disbandment. The Airborne Shop is the official shop of Support Our Paras (The Parachute Regiment Charity RCN1131977). In June 1940 Mussoliniâs declaration of war hurled Malta to the forefront of world events. 111th Inf 113th Inf 118th Inf 124th Inf 125th Inf. Citation for the award of the Military Medal to Cpl Neville Ashley, Sicily, 1943. Mourners at the funeral of 2nd Parachute Battalion members, Khayat Beach War Cemetery, 1947. Members of C Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion prior to the Bruneval raid, 1942. It was then amalgamated with the 3rd Parachute Battalion and renamed the 2nd/3rd Battalion and shortly afterwards disbanded. Arhmem? Report by Lieutenant-Colonel Frost, Commander of 2nd Parachute Battalion. (For further information on the 2nd Parachute Battalion which was formed in 1941 and amalgamated with the 3rd Para Bn in 1947 please click here. Group photograph of A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Easton Hall, Lincs, June 1944. The Second Battalion, Parachute Regiment (2 PARA), is a battalion-sized formation of the Parachute Regiment, part of the British Army, and subordinate unit within 16th Air Assault Brigade whose Commanding Officer for the period 2013-2016 was Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Kingsbury OBE.. Landing craft practice for Bruneval, 1942. Postcard of the Villa Stella Marris (Beach Fort) on the Bruneval beach, 1923. Detail view of the bridge of a Motor Launch, Bruneval, 1942. Account of withdrawal from Depienne given by Private J Miller. #ww2 #wwii #history. 0 bids. This was briefly achieved but unexpectedly heavy German resistance prevented the link up with the advancing 1st Army and the 2nd Para Bn was isolated 56 miles behind enemy lines. Four members of A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Italy, 1943. Operation Market Garden Parachute Regiment Normandy Invasion Ww2 Photos Photographs Military Operations War Photography Paratrooper Military History. 2nd Battalion - Cambs Regiment Submitted by the late David Langton Originally formed in June 1939, the 2nd Battalion finally became a separate entity when embodied on 1st September of that year. Citation for award of Military Cross to Major John Timothy, Arnhem, 1945.  The battalion also took part in UK operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. P&P: + £12.00 P&P . Wearing "P" type helmets, four of the paratroopers who took part in the Bruneval raid, 1942. They were holding back the enemy at the town of Wormhoudt. 6 Platoon, B Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Colsterworth, Lincs, June 1944. On the 24th March 1942 the 7th Battalion became the 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion, The Parachute Regiment and retrained as paratroopers. WW2 GQ PARACHUTE WINGS Parachutist Qualification Badge Genuine . WW2 Canadian Princess Louise Fusiliers Regiment Cap Badge 2 LUGS. 5 Platoon. Click & Collect. Five men of the 2nd Parachute Battalion prior to Arnhem c1944. , In June 1961, as part of an 8,000 strong battle-group, 2 Para was sent to Kuwait to forestall a threatened invasion by Iraq. 65th Inf 89th Inf 90th Inf 91st Inf 102nd Inf. Profits from all sales made through our shop go directly to Support Our Paras, so every purchase you make with us will directly benefit The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces. Kings (Liverpool) Regiment (Columns 81 & 82) 2nd Btn. The battalion was part of the 1st Parachute Brigade, 1st Airborne Division, and fought in the British airborne operations in North Africa, Operation Fustian in Sicily, Operation Slapstick on the Italian mainland and, most famously, the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. Victor Cox by a Dakota with fellow Paras, circa 1945-46. B Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, 1946. Before leaving for North Africa with the 1st Parachute Brigade intense parachute and field exercises were conducted to prepare the new battalion for combat. Assault Platoon, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Palestine, 17 September 1946. Letter regarding 2nd Battalion Battle Honours, 26 February 1956. £95.00 . £20.00. P&P: + £12.00 P&P . Bruneval Commemorative Cover 1992, signed by John Timothy, Rodney Section Commander. Letter sent by Harry Marshall's OC in 2nd Para Bn following the Battle of Arnhem, 1944. Squadron Leader PC Pickard talks to the men he dropped at Bruneval. 6th Gurkha Rifles (Columns 36 & 63) 1st Btn. How the 2nd Battalion fared in North Africa 1942-43. The 2nd Battalion was formed on 30 September 1941, as the 2nd Parachute Battalion, and later became part of the Army Air Corps. Group photo of the Anti-Tank Platoon, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Barletta, Italy, November 1943. 131st Inf 138th Inf 140th Inf 144th Inf 147th Inf. Original WW2 Royal Irish Fusiliers RIF Regiment Cap â¦ Citation for the award of the Military Cross to Capt Vere Hodge, 1943. Click & â¦ The Bruneval Raiders, including Major John Frost, return to England, 1942. Members of 9 Platoon, C Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion, Altamura, Italy, September/October 1943. Men of 2nd Para Bn at Buckingham Palace after receiving their awards, 1944. £40.00. After the war the under-strength 2nd Para Bn deployed to Palestine and was amalgamated on 13 December 1947 with the 3rd Para Bn to form the 2nd/3rd Parachute Battalion, It was disbanded the following year. Refuge point for two paratroopers at Le Tilleul (near Etretat) separated from the Bruneval Raiding Party, 2011. This was followed in 2002 by Operation Fingal, in Afghanistan. 2nd Battalion Duke of Welling Regiment Cap Badge. £1.25 postage. , For the similarly named South African unit, see, Last edited on 15 December 2020, at 16:04, British airborne operations in North Africa, List of battalions of the Parachute Regiment, Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum, List of Second World War British airborne battalions, "Army â Question for Ministry of Defence", "ParaData roll call: Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver Kingsbury, OBE", "[ARCHIVED CONTENT] ISAF: Photo Gallery - on patrol and at HQ", "First Troops Deployed in Operation Temperer", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2nd_Battalion,_Parachute_Regiment&oldid=994410549, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 16:04. The battalion took part in its first active operation over the night of 27â28 February 1942, Operation Biting, the raid on Bruneval in France. Ted Dent during the 2nd Parachute Battalion Christmas Football match, Palestine, Dec 1946. Ralph Baverstock with men of 2nd Para Bn, 1944. C Company under Major JD Frost conducted the second British parachute raid of the war on 27 February 1942 against a German radar installation at Bruneval on the Channel coast in France. â¦ P&P: â¦  In July 1956, 2 Para went to Cyprus to counter the EOKA insurgency. Members of 2nd Parachute Battalion at Maison Carrée, 1942. Citation for the award of the Military Medal to Sgt David Grieve, Bruneval, 1942. From 500 interviewed by one company only 100 were accepted for training. 150th Inf 153rd Inf 156th Inf 158th Inf 159th Inf.  The battalion's first battle was the Battle of Goose Green on 28 May. Funeral for members of 2nd Parachute Battalion, who died 25/26 October 1947, Khayat Beach War Cemetery. Maj Gen 'Johnny' Frost, 2 PARA Officers' Mess, Aldershot, 1972. Lt Col Frost points to an area in the distance while men of 2nd Parachute Battalion look on, June 1943. Last date for orders to be posted out before Christmas. WW2 PARACHUTE REGIMENT JUMP WINGS AIRBORNE PATCHES BLUE THREAD GREEN WOOL BAISE . Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Robert Preston, Edmond O'BrienDirector: Leslie GoodwinsIn this patriotic war drama, a unit of Army recruits train for a parachute corps. The 2nd Battaltion was part of the 1st Parachute Brigade, the first of the many parachute troops in the British Army. Experimental Platoon "Panter's Pirates" July 1942. The 2nd Battalion was given the task of keeping open the main supply route to Dunkirk. In August 2001, the battalion was part of the NATO Operation Essential Harvest in Macedonia. 1st Battalion Warwickshire Volunteer Military Cap Badge with 2 rear lugs : 03/25. Cottismore, 1944. “I shall probably never know why 7 Platoon became split up on the second day in Arnhem, as its Platoon Commander, the responsibility must rest with me. The CO of the assault force, Major J D Frost, is on the bridge, second from left. The 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) The present day 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, also known as 2 PARA was formed in July 1948 from the 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion. The headstone of Cpl Arthur Maybury, Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 2012. The regiment is heir to the traditions of the 2nd Colonial Commando Parachute Battalion 2 e B.C.C.P.As of 2008, the regiment is stationed at Saint-Pierre, Réunion Members of the 2nd Parachute Battalion preparing for a jump, February 1945. Photo of Tommy and Claude Gronert, of B Coy, 2nd Parachute Battalion - both were killed at Arnhem. The Parachute Regiment The Parachute Regiment is Britainâs elite airborne infantry. The SS attacked and after 8 hours had overrun the British position. Gp Capt Sir Nigel Norman talks with Flt Sgt Cox after the operation, Bruneval, 1942. The Officers of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. The objective of C Company 2nd Para Bn: the radar site at Bruneval on 5 December 1941. OPERATION “MARKET” Citation for award of DSO to Major Lonsdale, Sicily, 1943. The other battalions are the parachute infantry component of the British Army's rapid response formation, 16 Air Assault Brigade.  In early 1965 the battalion was rushed to Singapore in response to a threat of invasion of Borneo by Indonesia. Charles Waddilove (left) with 2 other members of C Coy, 2nd Para Bn in Italy, 1943. The 1st battalion, Kumaon Regiment (Para) was redesignated as the 3rd battalion, Parachute Regiment (Kumaon). Filter by Surname: Save This Unit Unit Saved Share this Unit The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army. The battalion departed for North Africa with the 1st Parachute Brigade and dropped at Depienne on 29 November 1942. £14.99. , In 1951, the battalion was deployed to IsmaÃ¯lia, Egypt, after civil unrest in the region, to protect the Suez Canal. 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