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Horsa:

see Hengist and HorsaHengist and Horsa
, names of two brothers who, according to tradition, led the Jutish invasion of Britain and founded the kingdom of Kent. Hengist would more properly be written Hengest.
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Horsa

died ?455 ad, leader, with his brother Hengist, of the first Jutish settlers in Britain
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One hundred and eighty men of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, led by Major John Howard, captured the two bridges in less than 10 minutes after landing in Horsa gliders just a few yards from their targets.
However, the excitement of Imperial's commercialisation of the skies was not to last, as with the outbreak of the Second World War, Horsa, along with many other commercial aircraft of the time, was pressed into service by the RAF, as part of the No.
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His 68ft Horsa Glider was constructed almost entirely out of plywood, yet it survived landing at 80mph after flying from RAF Brize Norton and being subject to vicious anti-aircraft barrages from the ground.
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There are historical inaccuracies with the unit's activities such as noting the unit towed Horsa gliders (they were Waco CG-4As) during the 1045 airborne launch across the Rhine.
While, according to legend, the Saxons conquered the Welsh due to the Treachery of the Long Knives, rather than a naval invasion per se, the fact remains that Hengist and Horsa (mythological twin founders of the first Anglo-Saxon kingdoms) are imagined to have come, originally, from Saxony, and to have settled, per Vortigem's concession, on the Isle of Thanet, at that point off the coast of Great Britain proper.
Six Airspeed Horsa gliders, each capable of carrying 15,750 pounds of troops and cargo, were tasked to land the assault force under cover of darkness.
The Ox and Bucks Airborne Troops had distinguished themselves just before the D-Day landings when they had captured Pegasus and Horsa Bridges over the Caen Canal and Orne River.