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Op Musketeer

jg505

War Hero
Does anyone know if any supporting Airborne elements jumped with 3 Para on Op Musketeer?

Apparently, a couple of RAF PJIs jumped to manage the DZ but does anyone know of any other British forces who may have jumped? Engineers, RA, Siggies, REME, etc?

I've scoured TNA, looking for flight manifests, etc, but to no avail.

Thanks in advance.
 
You can find a detailed French and Brit ORBAT for all services here




Page 26 you can read:

The Parachute Regiment, 1st 2nd and 3rd Para. 5 Platoon, B Company, 3 Para lead initial attack.

9th Independent Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers 1 troop was attached to 1 Para, 2 troop with 2 Para, 3 troop with 3 Para.

Guards Independent Parachute Company, Guards Company ( Pathfinders ) was part of the 16th Indep Para Bde. Major Kemis Buckley O/C,

A detachment was dropped with the French for liaison. Captain Murray DeKlee in charge

There are other Para units mentioned in the following pages
 

jg505

War Hero
You can find a detailed French and Brit ORBAT for all services here




Page 26 you can read:

The Parachute Regiment, 1st 2nd and 3rd Para. 5 Platoon, B Company, 3 Para lead initial attack.

9th Independent Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers 1 troop was attached to 1 Para, 2 troop with 2 Para, 3 troop with 3 Para.

Guards Independent Parachute Company, Guards Company ( Pathfinders ) was part of the 16th Indep Para Bde. Major Kemis Buckley O/C,

A detachment was dropped with the French for liaison. Captain Murray DeKlee in charge

There are other Para units mentioned in the following pages
Many thanks :)
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Does anyone know if any supporting Airborne elements jumped with 3 Para on Op Musketeer?

Apparently, a couple of RAF PJIs jumped to manage the DZ but does anyone know of any other British forces who may have jumped? Engineers, RA, Siggies, REME, etc?

I've scoured TNA, looking for flight manifests, etc, but to no avail.

Thanks in advance.
63 Coy RASC (Para Bde)

ETA: El Gamil 3 PARA Orbat here:

 
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Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
From an Airborne forces day I attended (running the 1 Para grenade coconut shy) in 88/89, I know there was at least one Naval officer who jumped in as a bomb disposal specialist (his first and only parachute descent). His job was to clear the Port Said docks, IIRC.
 
Dozens and dozens of pictures of Op Mousquetaire as prepared and carried out by the French Commandos Marine who sometimes operated with British forces, including for the harbour clearance part.

 

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