The Polish 1st independent Parachute Brigade.

The Baltic Post

The British Paras are good. That’s a given. The French Paras are good. So too, are the German Fallschirmjäger. When we consider the continent of North America, the amazing 101st, and 82nd airbourne spring to mind. Equal to all of these ‘Special Forces’, and great allies of the NATO consortia, are the Polish Parachute brigade.

These guys are tough, professional, and respected by their counterparts. And they have a rich History.

Polish 6 Airborne Brigade soldiers check their weapons as they participate in training exercises with paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Land Forces Training Centre in Oleszno near Drawsko Pomorskie, north west Poland May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Polish 6 Airborne Brigade soldiers check their weapons as they participate in training exercises with paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Land Forces Training Centre in Oleszno near Drawsko Pomorskie, north west Poland May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel.

The 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade was a parachute infantry brigade of the Polish Armed Forces in the West under the command of Major General Stanisław Sosabowski, created in September 1941 during the Second World…

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