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    Default History of Military Operational Parachute Jumps

    Download it while the link lasts. Moderator adds still a live link today June 22nd 2018.

    The level of detail within the file is fascinating (63 pages of summary detail from 1939 to 2013), and took a lot of time to compile for sure.

    http://www.specialforcesassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Combat_Jump_Record_03.07.2013.pdf

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    Jon,

    Good catch.

    Fascinating to see drops by the Japanese in the Dutch East Indies (never heard of those), the Italian raiding groups (I knew of mini-subs), the NKVD drops in France - presumably assisted by the RAF, that is really odd (although somewhere I have an INS article on wider co-operation) and the German Brandenburg raid in Iraq in 1944.

    Sent onwards to a collector of SF insertions, in case not aware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbfpo View Post
    Jon,

    Good catch.

    Fascinating to see drops by the Japanese in the Dutch East Indies (never heard of those), the Italian raiding groups (I knew of mini-subs), the NKVD drops in France - presumably assisted by the RAF, that is really odd (although somewhere I have an INS article on wider co-operation) and the German Brandenburg raid in Iraq in 1944.

    Sent onwards to a collector of SF insertions, in case not aware.
    Rhodesian military operational jumps woefully under recorded. Will have to initiate a project to rectify that by supplying the info.

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    per @pavocavalry, Pakistani commandos also paradropped in three places in Balochistan in 1973 (counter-insurgency operation): Maiwand , Kahan and Kolhu

    also, per @shahidsaeed there was a huge paradrop during operation Rah e Rast in 2009 in Swat, Pakistan (anti-Taliban operation). I am not sure about this one personally. Sounds exaggerated to me.

    Still, both of these people are hugely knowledgeable about Pakistani military history. Worth looking into and adding.

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    After a discussion with a local historian of the Soviet Union in WW2, who is interested in NKVD special operations, I found this history link is still working. He is referring the UK-assisted NKVD drops into France to a US historian of the Red Army for his comment.
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