Oryon Collection ORY2005 WWII Soldiers 4-Figure Set - British 1st Airborne ("Red Devils") (1:35 Scale)
"In war there is no second prize for the runner-up."
- General Omar Bradley
The British 1st Airborne was formed on October 31st, 1941, placed under the command of Major General Frederick Browning. At first, it consisted of the 1st Parachute Brigade and the 1st Airlanding Brigade, but in July of 1942, it received the 2nd Parachute Brigade, bringing its strength to a full division. However, in late 1942, the 1st Para was sent to North Africa, again depleting the division's strength. The 3rd Parachute Brigade was attached in its absence.
On May 1st, 1943, the division, under the command of Maj. Gen. George F. Hopkinson was sent to North Africa, joining the 1st Para. It left 3rd Para behind, which formed the basis of the 6th Airborne Division. 1st Airborne was then used in the invasion of Sicily, but only the 1st Para and 1st Airlanding participated in that action.
This 4-piece figure set consists of four British paratroopers from the 1st Airborne Division ("Red Devils"). Sold Out!
Height: 2 inches
Release Date: February 2007