Canadian Parachute Battalion

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Louis-Sébastien Lenormand
... human to make a witnessed descent with a parachute and is also credited with coining the term parachute (from the Greek para – "against", and French chute – "fall") ... observatory in front of a crowd that included Joseph Montgolfier, using a 14 foot parachute with a rigid wooden frame ... His intended use for the parachute was to help entrapped occupants of a burning building to escape unharmed ...
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion - Early History
... Burns was the leading mind behind the creation of a Canadian parachute battalion and fought endlessly for its creation ... stunning accomplishments, and the creation of British and American parachute regiments that Canada’s military would grant Burns’ request. 1942 the Department of National Defence authorized the raising of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion ...
List Of Battalions Of The Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom)
... A List of battalions of The Parachute Regiment from formation in 1940 to the present day. 1st Battalion 2nd Battalion 2nd/3rd Battalion 3rd Battalion 4th Battalion 4th/6th Battalion 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion - formed from 7th Bn, The Queen's Own Cameron ... Converted to 156th Battalion ...
James Hill (British Army Officer) - Second World War - Normandy
... Gerald Lathbury, commander of the newly raised 3rd Parachute Brigade ... had authorised the raising of the brigade on 5 November 1942, comprising the 7th, 8th and 9th Parachute Battalions, all converted infantry battalions. 9th Parachute Battalion was in need of a commanding officer and Lathbury offered the job to Hill, who accepted ...
Parachute, Colorado - Name
... on a map of several streams converging on the town as do the shroud lines of a parachute combined with the arc of the ridge line above the streams which resembles the canopy of a parachute ... The town was originally named Parachute, after the one creek that flowed into town from the northwest ... Parachute Creek was named such when the original surveyors mapped the area ...

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