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paratroops

[′par·ə‚trüps]
(ordnance)
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RIA news agency quoted Russian Major-General Alexei Ragozin as saying the paratroops had been handed back after "very difficult" negotiations.
The 317th, at full operational strength, moved to Lawson Field, Fort Benning, Georgia, to participate in the training of paratroops and helping to solve certain important problems surrounding paratroop and cargo drops.
There was a hard line group of republicans who floated the idea of trying to persuade the Germans to drop 5,000 paratroops on Belfast to cause mayhem.
It can carry 116 fully equipped paratroops, who can jump two at a time from the ramp or through the paratroop side doors.
Born on June 9, 1959 in the southern village of Kfar Achim, Gantz joined the army as a conscript in 1977, completing the tough selection course for the paratroops.
He joined the army paratroops because the extra pay sounded good, becoming an original member of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
The total number of men in the initial drop was more than 16,500 paratroops and 3,500 troops in gliders.
It has a capacity of 37 tons (120 fully equipped troops or paratroops, up to 66 stretchers accompanied by 10 medical personnel, two helicopters).
The second drill was held by the Paratroops Brigade in the north and simulated various combat scenarios against Syria and Hizbullah.
Mr Skillicorn, from Canning Street was one of the elite band of paratroops dropped behind German lines in the hours before the D-Day landings in 1944, and now he is ready to join the Army a second time - as a Chelsea pensioner in London.
As part of the 'Operation Titanic' many Ruperts were dropped in four locations over Normandy at the same time thousands of Allied paratroops landed elsewhere on the night of June 5, 1944.
BRITISH paratroops - the "Red Devils" - landed in Jordan in response to a request for aid from King Hussein.