Commanding Officers: 1st Parachute Battalion Sgt Paul Tonks protecting Madeleine Albright (US Secretary of State) Kosovo, 1999. Browse 527 1st battalion the parachute regiment stock photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. 1998-00      Lt Col P Gibson, DSO, MBE Greg Allen, Mick O'Connell and Tony McCann, 1 PARA, Oman, 1982. 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment, D Company, 12 Platoon, 3 Section by Phylis E Fraser, 1950s. Andy Warner, Steve Lewis,'Taff' Pearce, B Coy, 1 PARA, South Armagh, 1978. 1950-1        Lt Col CHP Harrington, DSO, MC 1 PARA entraining from Aldershot prior to Cyprus, 1951. Mortar Platoon, 1 PARA in Otterburn Camp for the annual Army Mortar Platoon Concentration in 1986. Tours were to continue intermittently and total 96 months up to September 2005. One Company was also selected to provide support for the Special Air Service in Sierra Leone during Operation Palliser in 2000. Collection of 1 Para images. Three years later the 16th Air Assault Brigade advanced into Iraq in February 2003 as part of the Anglo-American Coalition to secure the Rumaylah and West Qurnah Oil Fields during the second Iraq War. Nick Woolmer & 'Geordie' Craft, 1 PARA Mortar Platoon, undated. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Sgt Chris Forrester on ceremonial duties at Edinburgh Castle, 1981. 1957-9        Lt Col GG Reinhold, MC Booklet for the presentation of the Colours by HM King George VI, 19 July 1950. In 2003, they were deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operation Telic in Iraq. The emergency deployment was authorised in order to provide the resident Gurkha battalion with some much-needed respite, and 1 PARA arrived at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong on 3 February 1980 in bitter cold. Butler Street, 2nd February 1971. 1 PARA First Team for the Army Football Cup Final in the BAOR, 1975/76, Men of 1 PARA prepare for a parachute drop. Along with various other regiments and corps from across the British Armed Forces, it forms the United Kingdom's Special Forces Support Group (SFSG). Operations were directed against terrorist enclaves in the Kyrenian and Troodos Mountains and the Paphos Forest. 1971-3        Lt Col D Wilford, OBE 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. 1941-2        Lt Col EE Down 1973-6        Lt Col PS Field, MC The Marine Parachute Battalion was an airborne formation that was formed around the same time as the U.S. Army was raising its first Parachute Infantry Regiments. 9 Platoon, C Company, 1 PARA, Northern Ireland 1988. The United Nations Mission troops in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) were under strength and of insufficient quality to face down rebel forces intent on encroaching the capital. Members of 1 PARA, Operation Agricola, Kosovo, 1999. 1966-8        Lt Col MJH Walsh, DSO Kostenlose Lieferung für viele Artikel! In 1955, the battalion returned to North Africa to become a regiment and to take part in the Algerian War (1954-62). Group photograph of C Coy, 1 PARA, July 1979, Group photo of C Coy 'Marauders' resting before a night patrol, Hong Kong, 1980, 1 PARA Spearhead Tour 1981-1982 CS 11c and 11d, 1 Para Anti Tanks waiting for helicopter transport Fermanagh 1982. The Battalion covered the eventful withdrawal from Aden in 1967 after 127 years of British rule. L/Cpl Terry Miller checking a civilian worker entering Whittington camp, Cyprus 1958. 2 Commando were trained as parachutists. The 1 PARA battle group with D COY 2 PARA was in place, within 64 hours of receiving the first telephone call. Group photograph of 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment Athletics Team, 1957. Two paratroopers on a foot patrol through a housing estate. 1993-95      Lt Col G McFall Members of 2 Platoon, A Company, 1 PARA, relaxing, England, c1957. 1 Para "D" Company Reunion St Athan 2007. 1990-93      Lt Col AWJ Kennett 1st Bn (1940-1945) The Parachute Regiment, 2nd Reunion, Saturday 24 April 1971. 1951. 2007-09      Lt Col GP Hill Three years of public duties followed in Edinburgh until in January 1983 the Battalion moved to Bulford and took on the Ace Mobile Force Land (AMF(L)) role. C/Sgt Paul Tonks on sniper duties, Lungi Airport, Sierra Leone, 2000. Date Unknown. They were based at Hardwick Hall near Chesterfield having carried out parachute training at No 1 Parachute Training School at Ringway near Manchester. George Henry Beynon 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment . Group photograph of 1 Para Officers (prior to Arnhem), Bourne, 1944. 1948.07: Germany: Lubeck: 16 Indep Para Bde Group. The first of its 12 Northern Ireland Op BANNER emergency tours began at the end of 1969, including the ‘Bloody Sunday’ riots in Londonderry on 30th January 1972. The battalion was part of Operation Musketeer in 1956. 1979-81      Lt Col DMG Charles Members of 2 Platoon, A Coy, 1 PARA, Cyprus, 1956. Two members of Close Observation Platoon, 1 PARA, Northern Ireland, 1982. 1951-2        Lt Col DW Jackson It returned to the UK in July 2003. 1 Para, D (Ptl) Coy. 1964-6        Lt Col JDC Graham, OBE Joint Parachute Regiment and RUC foot patrol. Articles with dead external links from November 2014, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, File:Parachute Regiment training jump 1942.jpg, List of Second World War British airborne battalions, "The Parachute Regiment - British Army Website",,, "House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 12 Nov 2007 (pt 0013)",,, "Regular Army Basing Matrix by Formation and Unit",, "Bloody Sunday Report Released - Bloody Sunday Killings Called 'Unjustified and Unjustifiable",, 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment, 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment,,_Parachute_Regiment?oldid=4681567, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls. The battalion took part in operation in Tunisia and Italy before dropping into the Netherlands in September 1944, as part of Operation Market Garden. Support Coy's NCOs landing at Lungi Airfield as part of 1 PARA Battle Group, Sierra Leone, May 2000. On 2 March 1942, the unit was redesignated as the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. On 22 March 1941, a detachment of new "parachutists" together with several riggers, arrived at San Diego, where it was organized as the 2d Parachute Company. Photo Album: Presentation of The Parachute Regiment's first Colours, Aldershot 19 July 1950. Three members of 1 PARA, Op Banner, c1970. Personnel regularly deploy outside of the United Kingdom on operations and training. B Company, 1 PARA. Members of 1 PARA Mortar Platoon on exercise in Norway, mid 1980s. 1975. Two Paras on guard as Colours are marched passed, 1 PARA Public Duties, 1969. Alan Beynon. 1 Platoon, A Coy, 1 PARA, Hythe & Lydd March and Shoot, 1979. Mortar Platoon,1 PARA, Palace Barracks, Northern Ireland, 1972. Terence Gillott (Gilly as we called him) with Rod Escott, during gun practice, Cyprus, 1956. 'Cpl Ringway' on deployment to Berlin with 1 PARA, c.1974. This was the first time the brigade had deployed complete on an operation since its inception in September 1999. 1995-98      Lt Col J James, MBE Report on successes achieved during operations in Cyprus. There are currently no comments for this content. Both 1 and 3 PARA Battle Groups secured the main south –north route to Basra and 1 PARA took control of Al Amarah in the northern part of the Iraqi Maysan Province.