79 relations: Airborne forces, Allied invasion of Sicily, Assault course, Baltic Sea, Barrage balloon, Battalion, Battle of Bréville, Battle of Merville Gun Battery, Battle of the Bulge, Bellerophon, Bren light machine gun, Brigade major, Brigadier (United Kingdom), British Army during the Second World War, Bulford Camp, Cabourg, Commanding officer, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Company (military unit), Distinguished Service Order, Essex Regiment, Fieldcraft, Infantry, Internal security, Invasion of Normandy, James Hill (British Army officer), Latin, Lieutenant colonel (United Kingdom), Loaded march, Lod, Marksman, Maroon beret, Merville Gun Battery, Meuse (river), Military exercise, Napier Crookenden, No. 1 Parachute Training School RAF, Normandy landings, Operation Tonga, Operation Varsity, Ordnance ML 3 inch mortar, Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom), Parachutist Badge (United Kingdom), Paratrooper, Pegasus, PIAT, Platoon, Prisoner of war, RAF Ringway, Rhine, ..., Rochefort, Belgium, Salisbury, Section (military unit), Seine, Sniper, Sword Beach, Tel Aviv, Terence Otway, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Touques (river), Vickers machine gun, White paper, 153rd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom), 1st Airborne Division (United Kingdom), 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 1st Parachute Brigade (United Kingdom), 1st Special Service Brigade, 2-inch mortar, 346th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht), 3rd Parachute Brigade (United Kingdom), 4th Special Service Brigade, 51st (Highland) Division, 5th Parachute Brigade (United Kingdom), 6th Airborne Division (United Kingdom), 6th Airborne Division in Palestine, 6th Airlanding Brigade (United Kingdom), 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion, 8th (Midlands) Parachute Battalion. Expand index (29 more) » « Shrink index
Airborne Military parachuting or gliding form of inserting personnel or supplies.
The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis Powers (Italy and Nazi Germany).
An assault course (also called trim trail) is a special sort of trail that combines running and exercising.
The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, the Baltic countries, and the North European Plain.
A barrage balloon, sometimes called a "blimp", is a large balloon tethered with metal cables, used to defend against aircraft attack by damaging the aircraft on collision with the cables, or at least making the attacker's approach more difficult.
A battalion is a military unit.
The Battle of Bréville was fought by the British 6th Airborne Division and the German 346th Infantry Division, between the 8 and 13 June 1944, during the invasion of Normandy in the Second World War.
The Battle of Merville Gun Battery occurred on 6 June 1944, as part of the Normandy landings during the Second World War.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
Bellerophon (Βελλεροφῶν) or Bellerophontes (Βελλεροφόντης) is a hero of Greek mythology.
The Bren Gun, usually called simply the Bren, was a series of light machine guns adopted by Britain in the 1930s and used in various roles until 1992.
A brigade major was the chief of staff of a brigade in the British Army.
Brigadier (Brig) is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.
The British Army during the Second World War was, in 1939, a volunteer army, that introduced limited conscription in early 1939, and full conscription shortly after the declaration of war with Germany.
Bulford Camp is a military camp on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.
Cabourg is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of France.
The commanding officer (CO), or if it is an officer in the ranks of general, commanding general (CG), is the officer in command of a military unit.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an intergovernmental organisation of six independent member states whose principal function is to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military service members who died in the two World Wars.
A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major.
The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
The Essex Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1958, and served in many conflicts such as the Second Boer War and both World War I and World War II, serving with distinction in all three.
Fieldcraft is the tactical skill to operate stealthily and the methods used to do so, which can differ during day or night and due to weather or terrain.
The infantry is the branch of a military force that fights on foot.
Internal security, or IS, is the act of keeping peace within the borders of a sovereign state or other self-governing territories.
The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion by and establishment of Western Allied forces in Normandy, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II; the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place.
Brigadier Stanley James Ledger Hill & Two Bars, MC (14 March 1911 – 16 March 2006) was an officer in the British Army who served as commander of the 3rd Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division during the Second World War.
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col), is a rank in the British Army and Royal Marines which is also used in many Commonwealth countries.
A loaded march is a relatively fast march over distance carrying a load.
Lod (לוֹד; الْلُدّ; Greco-Latin: Lydda, Diospolis, Ancient Greek: Λύδδα / Διόσπολις - city of Zeus) is a mixed Jewish-Arab city southeast of Tel Aviv in the Center District of Israel.
A marksman, or sharpshooter, is a person who is skilled in precision shooting, using projectile weapons, usually with a rifle but most commonly with a designated marksman rifle or a special application rifle, to shoot at long range targets.
The maroon beret is a military beret and has been an international symbol of elite airborne forces since it was chosen for British airborne forces in World War II.
The Merville Gun Battery was a coastal fortification in Normandy, France, in use as part of the Nazis' Atlantic Wall built to defend continental Europe from Allied invasion.
The Meuse (Walloon: Mouze) or Maas (Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea.
A military exercise or war game is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.
Lieutenant General Sir Napier Crookenden, KCB, DSO, OBE, DL (31 August 1915 – 31 October 2002) was a British Army General who reached high office in the 1960s.
No.1 Parachute Training School RAF (No.1 PTS) is a Royal Air Force training unit that was initially based at RAF Ringway, now Manchester Airport and is currently based at RAF Brize Norton.
The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
Operation Tonga was the codename given to the airborne operation undertaken by the British 6th Airborne Division between 5 June and 7 June 1944 as a part of Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings during the Second World War.
Operation Varsity (24 March 1945) was a successful joint American, British and Canadian airborne operation that took place toward the end of World War II.
The Ordnance ML 3-inch mortar was the United Kingdom's standard mortar used by the British Army from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, superseding the Stokes mortarThe Encyclopedia of Weapons of WWII, Chris Bishop, 2002, page 194 Although called the '3-inch mortar' by the British Army, its calibre was actually Handbook for the Ordnance, M.L 3-Inch Mortar, Mark II, on Mounting, 3-inch Mortar, Mark I Land Service 1937, Reprinted with Amendments, 1942.
The Parachute Regiment, colloquially known as the Paras, is an airborne infantry regiment of the British Army.
The British Armed Forces award a range of Parachutist Badges to those qualified as military parachutists.
Paratroopers are military parachutists — soldiers and others trained in parachuting into an operation and usually functioning as part of an airborne force.
Pegasus (Πήγασος, Pēgasos; Latin: Pegasus) is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology.
The Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank (PIAT) was a British man-portable anti-tank weapon developed during the Second World War.
A platoon is a military unit typically composed of more than two squads/sections.
A prisoner of war (POW, PoW, PW, P/W, WP, PsW, enemy prisoner of war (EPW) or "missing-captured") is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict.
RAF Ringway was a Royal Air Force station in Ringway, Cheshire, England, near Manchester.
--> The Rhine is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss- Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhineland and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands.
Rochefort is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur, close to the Ardennes.
Salisbury (various pronunciations., but locally) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county.
A section is a military sub-subunit in some armies.
The Seine (La Seine) is a long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France.
A sniper is a marksman or qualified specialist who operates alone, in a pair, or with a sniper team to maintain close visual contact with the enemy and engage targets from concealed positions or distances exceeding the detection capabilities of enemy personnel.
Sword, commonly known as Sword Beach, was the code name given to one of the five main landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase, Operation Neptune, of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France that commenced on 6 June 1944.
Tel Aviv (תל־אביב, تل أبيب) or Tel Aviv-Yafo (תל אביב-יפו) is the second most populous city in Israel after Jerusalem.
Lieutenant Colonel Terence Brandram Hastings Otway DSO, (15 June 1914 – 23 July 2006) was an officer in the British Army, best known for his role as commander of the paratroop assault on the Merville Battery on D-Day.
The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.
The Touques is a small long coastal river in Pays d'Auge in Normandy, France.
The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled.303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army.
A white paper is an authoritative report or guide informing readers in a concise manner about a complex issue and presenting the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.
The 153rd Infantry Brigade, part of the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division, was an infantry brigade of the British Army that fought during both the First and Second world wars.
The 1st Airborne Division was an airborne infantry division of the British Army during the Second World War.
The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Canadian Army formed in July 1942 during the Second World War; it served in North West Europe.
The 1st Parachute Brigade was an airborne forces brigade formed by the British Army during the Second World War.
The 1st Special Service Brigade was a commando brigade of the British Army.
The Ordnance SBML 2-inch mortar, or more commonly just "2-inch mortar", was a British mortar issued to the British Army and the Commonwealth armies that saw use during the Second World War and later.
The 346th Infantry Division was a division of the German Army during the Second World War.
The 3rd Parachute Brigade was an airborne forces brigade raised by the British Army during the Second World War.
The 4th Special Service Brigade was a brigade-sized formation of the British Commandos formed during the Second World War in March 1944 from battalion-sized units of the Royal Marines.
The 51st (Highland) Division was an infantry division of the British Army that fought on the Western Front in France during the Great War from 1915 to 1918.
The 5th Parachute Brigade was an airborne forces formation of brigade strength, raised by the British Army during the Second World War.
The 6th Airborne Division was an airborne infantry division of the British Army.
The 6th Airborne Division in Palestine was initially posted to the region as the Imperial Strategic Reserve.
The 6th Airlanding Brigade was a airborne infantry brigade of the British Army during the Second World War.
The 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, formed by the British Army during the Second World War.
The 8th (Midlands) Parachute Battalion was an airborne infantry battalion of the Parachute Regiment, raised by the British Army during the Second World War.