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By Ron Kent

They have been volunteers to a guy. those have been the airborne troops who dropped into enemy territory sooner than any others, pinpointing the Drop sector via a radio marker. they'd then arrange the floor for the most forces that will stick with. when they had marked out the Drop Zones, they then needed to guard them, regardless of the odds.

The volunteers needed to cross exacting actual and mental assessments earlier than they can sign up for this elite strength. those have been the boys of the twenty first self sustaining Parachute corporation, which used to be a part of the Parachute Regiment, and this is often their tale, instructed via one in all that designated band, then Sergeant, Ron Kent.

The twenty first self reliant Parachute corporation operated in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Norway, France, in addition to the most important airborne operation ever fixed, marketplace backyard. In compiling this account of the 'Pathfinders', Ron Kent contacted survivors of his corporation to supply the 1st accomplished background of a unit that common Browning instructed its commanding officer, significant Wilson, was once 'unsurpassed through the other within the world'.

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