HQ Trp. 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Sqn
' Just Ordinary Men '
Recruiting OfficeAttached Units Photo TV Event InfoAirborne HistoryOperations 1941-1945Armoury & Transport
Europe
Mediterranean
Arnhem
17 to 25th Sept 1944
26th Sept 1944
Why did it fail?
Operation Pegasus
Awards & Decorations


Operations 1941-1945


                                                    

Operational Deployment of the British Airborne




From initial formation of the British Airborne to it's first operational engagement took just nine months.  The following pages are a brief over view of those operations and their locations within the relevant British theatres of operations.


They fought with distinction and honour in the following campaigns within Europe and the Mediterranean.


  1. Tragino Aqueduct
  2. Bruneval Raid
  3. North Africa
  4. Sicily
  5. Taranto SeaBorne Landings
  6. Cos and Samos
  7. Italy
  8. Normandy
  9. South of France
  10. Arnhem
  11. Greece
  12. Ardennes
  13. Rhine Crossing


The information on these engagements is by no means exhaustive and more operational deployments will be added along with citations and awards as soon as they have been condensed for ease of reading on this site.




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