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DISBANDMENT OF THE CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT

The Canadian Airborne Forces Association (CAFA) and the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada (ARAC), wish to address the recent media coverage that has been published or aired regarding the disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment (CAR) in 1995. That event was a shoddy, politically expedient affair and caused a great deal of pain throughout the Airborne world and indeed for the Canadian Army as a whole. It is our belief that the entire story should be brought to the attention of all Canadians and their political leaders.

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CANADA'S AIRBORNE

Canadian paratroopers can boast their lineage from two wartime units; the First Canadian Parachute Battalion and the First Special Service Force. On June 9, 1973 the Canadian Airborne Regiment was granted the privilege of carrying, on it's Regimental Colour, the battle honours of these two distinguished units. Only those who have served with the Airborne will understand the bond that exists among Airborne brothers. Paratroopers always face danger and fear but they develop self discipline that conquers fear. As Field Marshall Montgomery said when describing Airborne soldiers "They are - in fact - men apart every man an Emperor".

 This site is dedicated to all former and serving Canadian Paratroopers, but particularly to the men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, the First Special Service Force and the Canadian Airborne Regiment.

  ....and Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,  from this day to the ending of the  world,  but we in it shall be remembered, -  we  few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers.

.......Henry V.. speech to the troops prior to the Battle of Agincourt