How well do you know the history of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion?

Try our short quiz!

1. When was the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion authorized to be formed?

September 1939

August 1941

July 1942

2. Who was to be the first Commanding Officer of the newly formed 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion before his untimely death?

Major Hilton D. Proctor

Major Henry D. Pronto

Major Daniel S. Pringle

3. Can you name the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion battle honours?

Normandy Landing, Divines Crossing, The Rhine, Northeast Europe 1944-1945

Normandy Landing, Dives Crossing, The Rhine, Southwest Europe 1944-1945

Normandy Landing, Dives Crossing, The Rhine, Northwest Europe 1944-1945

4. Who was the only Victoria Cross winner in the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion?

Cpl Frederick Topham VC

Sgt Aubrey Cosens VC

Sgt Ernest “Smokey” Smith VC

5. How many members of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion won the Military Medal?

3

6

9

6. How many members of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion won the Military Cross?

9

6

3

7. How many members of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion won the Distinguished Conduct Medal?

2

5

7

8. What was the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion known for?

Always first in and last out

Death from above in every battle

Never failed to complete a mission

9. What battle did only this Canadian unit participate in?

Battle of Okinawa

Battle of Luzon

Battle of the Bulge

10. When was the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion disbanded?

September 2, 1945

September 30, 1945

September 1, 1995

11. What British Division was the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion a part of?

1st Airborne Division

3rd Airborne Division

6th Airborne Division

12. Which of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion's Commanding Officer’s was killed in action?

Lieutenant Colonel G.F.P. Bradbrooke

Lieutenant Colonel Fraser Eadie

Lieutenant Colonel Jevon Albert Nicklin