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The Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment, also known as 'The Paras'. Providing support to the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) as part of the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) and also providing the infantry element of the Air Manoeuvre Battle Group (AMBG) as part of the 16 Air Assault Brigade, spearhead force of the United Kingdom.

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The Parachute Regiment, colloquially known as the Paras, is an airborne infantry regiment of the British Army. The 1st Battalion is permanently under the command of the Director Special Forces in the Special Forces Support Group(SFSG). The other battalions are the parachute infantry component of the British Army's rapid response formation, 16 Air Assault Brigade.

The 'Paras' are the only line infantry regiment of the British Army that has not been amalgamated with another unit since the end of the Second World War. It provides the capability to deploy an infantry force at short notice, in the most demanding circumstances. As such, it is trained and ready to form the spearhead for the Army's rapid intervention capability. 

Watchwords are professionalism, resilience, discipline, versatility, courage and self-reliance. It is light by design, because this confers speed of reaction, and is expert at air-land deployments, by helicopter, aeroplane or parachute. 

Paratroopers are trained to conduct a range of missions, from prevention and pre-emption tasks, to complex, high intensity war fighting.They are also trained to provide direct support to United Kingdom Special Forces, with whom it maintains close links and to whom it contributes a very significant proportion of manpower.

The Parachute Regiment provides the capability to deploy an infantry force at short notice, in the vanguard of operations and in the most demanding circumstances.

The Parachute Regiment was formed to provide the infantry arm of the airborne formations.

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