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Canadian Airborne Forces Since 1942, Paperback / softback Book

Canadian Airborne Forces Since 1942 Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Carlos Chagas

Part of the Elite series


The 1st Canadian Parachute Bn jumped into Normandy on D-Day as part of 6th British Airborne Division.

They fought with distinction for the rest of the North-West Europe campaign, making a second combat jump at the Rhine crossings in March 1945, and fighting in Holland until VE-Day.

In the post-war years the Canadian SAS and the Mobile Striking Force maintained an airborne capability, formalized in 1968 with the raising of a Canadian Airborne Regt, which later served overseas in Cyprus and Somalia.

Since its disbandment in 1995 a parachute capability has been maintained by companies of light infantry units - Royal 22e Regt, Princess Patricia's, and Royal Canadian Regt - which served against the Taliban and al-Quaida in Afghanistan, 2002-03.

This book details the fascinating and proud history of the Canadian Airborne Regiments.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9781841769851



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