Anglo American Exercise Marks Anniversary Of Op Varsity

Posted on March 26, 2015

On 24 March 1945, Operation Varsity saw some 17,000 British and American troops land by parachute and glider to capture crossings over the River Rhine in the closing stages of the Second World War.

On 24 March 2015, soldiers from both nations carried out a parachute jump at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as part of the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise (CJOAX). The training is about developing the ability of 16 Air Assault Brigade and the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, which both serve as their respective armies rapid reaction forces, to deploy as a joint force in response to international crises.

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