On October 8, 2015 45 paratroopers of the 1st Hussars RHP made a trip to Normandy to jump above the rock where the famous Abbey of Mont Saint Michel stands.
Photo copyright: French Army
In Part I the team conducted a clandestine HALO insertion into enemy territory. In Parts II and III we see their tactical procedures and the gear used when operating behind the lines, moving into a covert OP, conducting the assault and rescue, and then extracting to the EXFIL location.
PART 2: SETTING UP A COVERT OBSERVATION POST
PART 3: THE ASSAULT
In commemoration of the airborne forces who led the way in the invasion of Normandy seventy-one years ago, The Liberty Jump Team performed an airdrop of paratroops from a WWII-era C-47 aircraft at Amfreville.
Photos copyright John Bessems, via Liberty Jump Team