Few divisions in the British Army have earned such a valorous reputation so quickly as the Parachute Division. Known as the Red Devils by the Germans for their trademark maroon beret and dogged fighting ability, the British airborne force grew into a force to be reckoned with, whether delivered by Dakota aircraft, Horsa glider or as a front line shock troops.
Drawn from all over Britain, the volunteers established an awesome reputation for daring and sheer bloody-mindedness, culminating in their heroic but, ultimately, doomed defence of Arnhem bridge in Holland.
Although comparatively lightly-armed, British Paras could dish it out and would not hesitate to close to hand-to-hand fighting if needs be, screaming their warcries as they went.
Red Devils Contains:
- Command: 2 Officers with Sten guns, 1 Medic and 1 Radio Operator
- 10 man section: Sergeant with Sten gun, 2-man Bren gun team, Corporal with Sten gun and 6 paratroopers armed with either Sten guns or SMLE rifles
- Vickers HMG and 3 crew
- 2-man PIAT anti-tank team