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    International Airborne Exercise – Falcon Leap 22

    Over 1000 paratroopers from 13 countries take part in Falcon Leap 22, which is a major two-week NATO exercise perfecting airborne technique commemorating Operation Market Garden.

    “Over 1000 paratroopers, 13 countries, wide variety of aircraft and equipment and the soldiers of the Polish 6thBG Sosabowski’s Airborne Brigade among them! #FalconLeap 22 – major two-week NATO exercise perfecting airborne technique commemorates Operation Market Garden,” Poland MOD wrote on Twitter. 


    This year marks the 78th anniversary of the Operation Market Garden. The anniversary commemorates the soldiers of the 1st Independent Parachute Brigade of General Sosabowski (1st SBS). 


    Operation Market Garden was an Allied military operation during the Second World War fought in the Netherlands from 17 to 25 September 1944. Its objective was to create a 64 mi (103 km) salient into German territory with a bridgehead over the River Rhine, creating an Allied invasion route into northern Germany. This was to be achieved by two sub-operations: Seizing nine bridges with combined U.S. and British airborne forces (Market) followed by land forces swiftly following over the bridges (Garden).


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