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Old 13-02-2011, 02:29 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by magenta_moonshadow View Post
My uncle was in the Parachute Regiment, he was one of the first paratroopers at Pegasus Bridge during the D-Day Normandy landings...
Funny that, as the Parachute Regiment was not the first units to get in the assault at Pegasus bridge, it was B and D Companies, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, a platoon of B Company, Royal Engineers, and men of the Glider Pilot Regiment.

The 7th Parachute Bn. arrived roughly half an hour after the first assault by the main task force.

I visited there when I was doing a tour on my Regiment's History. My old Regiment precedes them in the order of precedence.
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