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The Parachute Regiment, colloquially known as the Paras, is an elite airborne infantry regiment of the British Army. The regiment is one of the most elite units in the world.

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The Parachute Regiment was formed on 22 June 1940 during the Second World War and eventually raised 17 battalions. In Europe, these battalions formed part of the 1st Airborne Division, the 6th Airborne Division and the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group. Another three battalions served with the British Indian Army in India and Burma. The regiment took part in six major parachute assault operations in North Africa, Italy, Greece, France, the Netherlands and Germany, often landing ahead of all other troops.

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A Parachute Regiment combat medic wearing the Regiments tab and iconic maroon beret.

The Paras Assisted B.J and the 101st Airborne Division in an OSA joint operation during the failed raid at Deathshead's Compound. Most members were either scattered or Killed in Action during the Invasion.

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  • Nearly half of all SAS personnel are recruited from the Parachute Regiment.