Canadian Airborne Forces Since 1942 Paperback / softback
by B. Horn
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: 10/08/2006
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9781841769851