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Soldiers of the Parachute Regiment prepare to enter Pristina, 1999

Digital photograph, Kosovo (1999).

British troops first entered Kosovo with other NATO troops on 12 June 1999 under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Mike Jackson. After the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Gurkha Rifles had secured the Kacanik Gorge, the King's Royal Hussars and the Irish Guards Battle Group passed through it and headed for Pristina, entering the town in force early on 13 June. They were later joined by members of the Parachute Regiment, who were brought in by helicopter.

From 'Kosovo Special', a CD-ROM recording the British Army's key role in Operation Allied Force, Kosovo, 1999 (c).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2000-04-65-221


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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