BADMPAR * Metal Parachute Regiment Badge * A2
- Metal parachute regiment badge
- Slider fitting on reverse
- Length ~ 7cm (2.8”)
- Height (not including fastening) ~ 4cm (1.6”)
- Depth (not including fastening) ~ 0.1cm (0.04”)
The Parachute Regiment is the 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.
Paratroopers are trained to conduct a range of missions, from prevention and pre-emption tasks, to complex, high intensity war fighting. Watchwords are professionalism, resilience, discipline, versatility, courage and self-reliance.
The Parachute Regiment (Paras)
The Parachute Regiment, or ‘The Paras’, was formed during World War 2. Designed as shock troops, Paras were dropped behind German front lines to capture key positions then hold them until the rest of the invasion force could link up with them. The modern day Parachute Regiment provides infantry to Britain’s air mobile rapid deployment force, 16 Air Assault Brigade and specialised infantry support to British special forces.