Operation Varsity Paratrooper training

Posted by ryanjackson on Mar 19, 2015 in photos, video |

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Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry conducted training exercises around Josephburg, Alta. on March 19, 2015. The purpose of the training was to practice airborne skills in the seizure and securing of an airfield objective as well as commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation VARSITY, a successful allied WWII airborne operation in 1945. The soldiers even jumped from a historic DC-3 Dakota airplane that was used in the original operation 70 years ago. Video by Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry conducted training exercises around Josephburg, Alta. on March 19, 2015. The purpose of the training was to practice airborne skills in the seizure and securing of an airfield objective as well as commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation VARSITY, a successful allied WWII airborne operation in 1945. The soldiers even jumped from a historic DC-3 Dakota airplane that was used in the original operation 70 years ago. Video by Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry conducted training exercises around Josephburg, Alta. on March 19, 2015.  Photo by Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry conducted training exercises around Josephburg, Alta. on March 19, 2015. The purpose of the training was to practice airborne skills in the seizure and securing of an airfield objective as well as commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation VARSITY, a successful allied WWII airborne operation in 1945. The soldiers even jumped from a historic DC-3 Dakota airplane that was used in the original operation 70 years ago. Video by Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal

Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry conducted training exercises around Josephburg, Alta. on March 19, 2015. Photo by Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal

Members of the Scotford Hutterite Colony check out the historic DC-3 Dakota used for Operation Varsity at Josephburg airort on March 19, 2015. Photo by Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal

Members of the Scotford Hutterite Colony check out the historic DC-3 Dakota used for Operation Varsity at Josephburg airport on March 19, 2015. Photo by Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal

 

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