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  • 1943 personnels de la no 1 platoon a company 13th parachute battalion
  • As they prepared for D-Day and the fight against Nazi Germany, the 13th Parachute Battalion of the British Army developed a new weapon: parachuting dogs.
  • found this online Mutiny and disbandment On their return from Java, the 13th Parachute Battalion was stationed at Muar Camp in Malaya

13 - Lucky For Some: The History of the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion

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The 5th Parachute Brigade then left the Far East to rejoin the 6th Airborne Division now serving in Palestine. The 13th Parachute Battalion, however, was disbanded just before leaving Malaya.

The 5th Parachute Brigade then left the Far East to rejoin the 6th Airborne Division now serving in Palestine. The 13th Parachute Battalion, however, was disbanded just before leaving Malaya.

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Bing, Monty, and Ranee were German shepherds assigned to the 13th Parachute Battalion, and they were trained to jump out of planes, search for booby traps, guard their masters, and boost morale. As you might expect, canine boot camp was pretty intense. The Alsatians spent hours sitting inside planes, listening to the roar of the propellers. This was to help the dogs adjust to the loud noises. Next, they were taught to identify the scent of explosives so they could sniff out mines. The last part of their two month ground training involved actual combat scenarios. The dogs were taught to spot enemy troops, how to act with guns going off around them, how to freeze if they heard something creeping through the brush and even what to do if their handlers were taken prisoner.