Definition of the Parachute Regiment from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Parachute Regiment

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(also informal the Paras)
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a section of the British army, started in 1940 and known as the Parachute Regiment since 1942, which is trained in the use of parachutes. It is known for being a very strong and controlled fighting force, and for the red berets (= flat woollen caps) worn by its soldiers. see also Red Devils