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The Unit name of "The Second Battalion, The Parachute Regiment" 2 PARA is based in Colchester, England. Like other Infantry Battalions, 2 PARA is made up of 5 companies. A, B and D Coy are the Battalions infantry companies, each of 3 platoons. The other two companies are HQ Company and Support Company, E and C, Companies, respectively.

2 Para's dropzone patch is a blue square, 2 inchs, by 2 inchs, worn on the right upper arm; All infantry regiments now wear dropzone patchs so there unit can be recognised when headress is not worn. Worn directly above this patch are the soldiers' wings, indicating he has passed P Company - One of the most testing courses in the British Army. Worn on the opposite arm, is the brigade patch - 16 Air Assault Brigade.

2 Para's Battle History is similar to that of the other battalions. Unique battle honours most recently include Goose Green and Wireless Ridge

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