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Airborne Brigade Group

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) infantry and (b) parachute battalions will be included in the proposed new airportable formation equivalent to a reinforced brigade group.

Detailed planning regarding the order of battle of the proposed reinforced brigade group formation to be used as reinforcement for NATO is still in train, but it is probable that this formation will include five battalions—three Regular and two TAVR—of which at least one Regular battalion will normally be a parachute battalion. The actual role of the latter is still under study.