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The British Paras at Arnhem
Private, The Parachute Regiment

Standard fighting order of steel helmet, Denison smock, Airborne BD trousers ‘with chamois-lined pockets, and a right thigh knife pocket), ‘ammunition boots’ and ‘anklets, web’. The Sten 9mm sub- machine gun was widely used, in all its five Marks. by airborne troops, whose requirements had influenced its design; this is the Mk. II model. Note smock cuffs with knit sock-tops sewn on.
On is back he carries a wounded Lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps.




Private, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment

This soldier of 1st Air-Landing Brigade would normally wear the Denison smock over his BD. The yellow/red shoulder title with integral glider badge was unique in 1st Airborne Div. at this time—other air-landing troops wore the blue-on-khaki glider badge on the right forearm of the BD blouse. He has swapped his Sten with a wounded paratrooper for the latter’s Patchett Mk. I SMG; this 9mm weapon, with a 32-round box magazine and a superior effective range of some 200 yards, was currently under trial as a Sten and Thompson replacement, and 100 of them were issued to paras of the division. 

The British Paras at Arnhem

Private, The Parachute Regiment

Standard fighting order of steel helmet, Denison smock, Airborne BD trousers ‘with chamois-lined pockets, and a right thigh knife pocket), ‘ammunition boots’ and ‘anklets, web’. The Sten 9mm sub- machine gun was widely used, in all its five Marks. by airborne troops, whose requirements had influenced its design; this is the Mk. II model. Note smock cuffs with knit sock-tops sewn on.

On is back he carries a wounded Lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Private, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment

This soldier of 1st Air-Landing Brigade would normally wear the Denison smock over his BD. The yellow/red shoulder title with integral glider badge was unique in 1st Airborne Div. at this time—other air-landing troops wore the blue-on-khaki glider badge on the right forearm of the BD blouse. He has swapped his Sten with a wounded paratrooper for the latter’s Patchett Mk. I SMG; this 9mm weapon, with a 32-round box magazine and a superior effective range of some 200 yards, was currently under trial as a Sten and Thompson replacement, and 100 of them were issued to paras of the division. 



The British Paras at Arnhem

Private, The Parachute Regiment

Standard fighting order of steel helmet, Denison smock, Airborne BD trousers ‘with chamois-lined pockets, and a right thigh knife pocket), ‘ammunition boots’ and ‘anklets, web’. The Sten 9mm sub- machine gun was widely used, in all its five Marks. by airborne troops, whose requirements had influenced its design; this is the Mk. II model. Note smock cuffs with knit sock-tops sewn on.

On is back he carries a wounded Lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Private, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment

This soldier of 1st Air-Landing Brigade would normally wear the Denison smock over his BD. The yellow/red shoulder title with integral glider badge was unique in 1st Airborne Div. at this time—other air-landing troops wore the blue-on-khaki glider badge on the right forearm of the BD blouse. He has swapped his Sten with a wounded paratrooper for the latter’s Patchett Mk. I SMG; this 9mm weapon, with a 32-round box magazine and a superior effective range of some 200 yards, was currently under trial as a Sten and Thompson replacement, and 100 of them were issued to paras of the division. 


   
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