Airborne forces

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    Trux 21 AG Patron


    Airborne forces were not strictly part of 21 Army Group but remained under the control of
    Supreme Headquarters. However they did play a large part in the campaign. They were used
    in Normandy both to secure key points on D Day and then for a further month in a ground
    role. They took part in the ill fated Arnhem action. They were used again in a ground role
    during the Ardennes offensive. Finally they were dropped in support of the Rhine Crossing
    and employed in the final drive into Germany.


    1 Airborne Division was in the theatre 17 September to 27 September 1944 for the Battle for Arnhem.

    1 Airlanding Reconnaissance Squadron RAC
    21 Independent Parachute Company

    1 Airlanding Light Regiment RA
    1 Airlanding Anti Tank Battery
    2 Airlanding Anti Tank Battery
    1 Airlanding Light Anti Aircraft Battery RA

    Headquarters CRE
    1 Parachute Squadron RE
    4 Parachute Squadron RE
    9 Field Squadron RE
    261 Field Park Squadron RE

    181 Airlanding Field Ambulance
    16 Parachute Field Ambulance
    133 Parachute Field Ambulance

    1 Airlanding Brigade
    1 Border Regiment
    2 South Staffordshire Regiment
    7 Kings Own Scottish Borderers

    1 Parachute Brigade
    1 Parachute Regiment
    2 Parachute Regiment
    3 Parachute Regiment

    4 Parachute Brigade
    10 Parachute Regiment
    11 Parachute Regiment
    15 Parachute Regiment

    6 Airborne Division was in the theatre
    - From D day 6 June until September 1944
    - From late December 1944 to February 1945 in the Ardennes
    - From March 23 1945 until the end of the campaign in May 1945

    6 Airlborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment RAC
    22 Independent Parachute Company

    53 Light Regiment RA
    3 Airlanding Anti Tank Battery
    4 Airlanding Anti Tank Battery
    2 Airlanding Anti Tank Regiment from February 1945

    Headquarters CRE
    3 Parachute Squadron RE
    591 Parachute Squadron RE
    249 Field Company RE
    286 Field Park Company RE

    195 Airlanding Field Ambulance
    224 Parachute Field Ambulance
    225 Parachute Field Ambulance

    6 Airlanding Brigade
    12 Devonshire Regiment
    2 Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
    1 Royal Ulster Rifles

    3 Parachute Brigade
    8 Parachute Regiment
    9 Parachute Regiment
    1 Canadian Parachute Regiment

    5 Parachute Brigade
    7 Parachute Regiment
    12 Parachute Regiment
    13 Parachute Regiment
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