Para history - what?

#1
hi , i have a sergeant major interview at some point ... when i get a call and i was wondering if people could give me tips on what i need to learn exactly, such as dates and names ill need in regard of para history .. if not history then what else?

if you get back to me .... thank you
 

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#2
It,s always good to know a little about the Regt/corps you are joining, you dont have to be too academic, just a keen working knowledge.

good luck
 
#3
thanks .. well .. what iv got prepared about paras is basically ..(will try make brief) : were made on 22 june in 1940 by winston churchill after being impressed by german airborne forces during invasion of norway.. No 2 commando's chosen for parachute training in parachute training school in ringway airport near manchester, changed name to 11 special air service (britains 1st airborne operation done with this name with operation colossus- italy-raided aqueduct).. changed name to parachute regiment by 1942 - para 1st operation was in bruneval, france where they retrieved important components of german radar installation.. maroon beret was chosen and nickname "red devils" was given by the enemy after fighting in north africa when the paras were seen covered in red mud .. is that good enough?
 
#4
The Parachute Regiment? Marginally senior to the UDR - and they've been disbanded.
 
#6
Brit.Para.16 said:
thanks .. well .. what iv got prepared about paras is basically ..(will try make brief) : were made on 22 june in 1940 by winston churchill after being impressed by german airborne forces during invasion of norway.. No 2 commando's chosen for parachute training in parachute training school in ringway airport near manchester, changed name to 11 special air service (britains 1st airborne operation done with this name with operation colossus- italy-raided aqueduct).. changed name to parachute regiment by 1942 - para 1st operation was in bruneval, france where they retrieved important components of german radar installation.. maroon beret was chosen and nickname "red devils" was given by the enemy after fighting in north africa when the paras were seen covered in red mud .. is that good enough?
Thats a good start,
What about how many battalions are there?
Who is the colonel in chief?
Where are they based?
 
#13
oh yh i know the battalions .. 1PARA-special forces support. 2PARA/3PARA-airborne light infantry (part of 16 air assault brigade). 4PARA-TA unit
i dont know the colonel chief yet ill get looking and 2PARA is based in colchester right ...
 
#17
BP16, just ignore Nesbit, he is allowed on the forum for entertainment purposes only. Im presuming you are talking about your interview.

If you have any family military history, that is a good point to raise.
 
#20
I've read many of Nesbits posts. If he wasn't abused as a child he bloody well should have been.
 

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