Description

Description: Formation Patch – 1st Australian Parachute Battalion 1943 – 1946

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Formation Patch – 1st Australian Parachute Battalion 1943 – 1946. An original and highly desirable patch.

Reference: KG 1020

The 1st Parachute Battalion was a parachute infantry battalion of the Australian Army. Raised for service during the Second World War, it was formed in early 1943 from volunteers for airborne training. Despite achieving a high level of readiness, the battalion did not see action during the war and was disbanded in early 1946.