INDIAN PARA

50th and 77th Indian Parachute Brigades 1941-46

INDIAN PARA - 50th and 77th Indian Parachute Brigades 1941-46

HISTORY
50 Indian Parachute Brigade formed October 1941
Indian Parachute Regiment formed December 1944
77 Indian Parachute Brigade formed from volunteers from Chindits Feb.1945
Indian Parachute Regiment disbanded October 1946
British Parachute Bns disbanded November 1946

50 Indian Parachute Brigade (44 Indian Airborne Division)
151 (British) Bn to Africa 1942 and became 156 Bn
152 (Indian) Bn became 1 Bn Indian Parachute Regiment Dec.1944
153 (Gurkha) Bn became 2 Bn Indian Parachute Regiment Dec.1944
154 (Gurkha) Bn raised from 3/7 Gurkha Rifles,to 77 Brigade Feb.1945

77 Indian Parachute Brigade (44 Indian Airborne Division)
154 (Gurkha) Bn from 50 Brigade,became 3 Bn Indian Parachute Regiment
15 (British) Bn formed Feb.1945 from 1 Bn King’s Regiment (Liverpool),disbanded November 1946
16 (British) Bn formed March 1945 from 1 Bn South Staffordshire Regiment, disbanded November 1946
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    Jun 13, 2020
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