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Parachute Collection

Background imageParachute Collection: Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Parachute Regiment - Sergeant - 6th Airborne Division

Background imageParachute Collection: Father Christmas parachuting out of a plane

Father Christmas parachuting out of a plane
Father Christmas jumps out of an aeroplane using a parachute onto snowy rooftops. Who needs reindeer to deliver presents in the modern age? Date: 1932

Background imageParachute Collection: International Air Rally Poster

International Air Rally Poster
Poster, International Air Rally at Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. Depicting two planes and a parachute. August 1935

Background imageParachute Collection: Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917

Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917
A British observer drops from the car of a kite balloon, attached to the parachute which is hanging over the side of the basket. His colleague has already jumped and is on his way to the ground

Background imageParachute Collection: Balloon event, Charles Green, Stowmarket

Balloon event, Charles Green, Stowmarket
Charles Green ballooning poster, advertising his 413rd ascent, from the Vicarage Grounds, Stowmarket in his Royal Victoria Balloon

Background imageParachute Collection: Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross

Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross
Blitz in London -- soldiers using a trolley to remove a land mine on Hungerford Railway Bridge, Charing Cross, on 17 April 1941

Background imageParachute Collection: Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross

Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross
Blitz in London -- soldiers using a trolley to remove a land mine on Hungerford Railway Bridge, Charing Cross, on 17 April 1941

Background imageParachute Collection: German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis

German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis
Landing air troops: German gliders of the Battle of Crete during the Second World War. By the use of gliders, parachutes and mass-produced aeroplanes for crash landings

Background imageParachute Collection: Garnerins balloon and parachute

Garnerins balloon and parachute

Background imageParachute Collection: Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- a large unexploded parachute bomb lying on a pile of timber at Union Road, Rotherhithe, SE London. Date: 1940s

Background imageParachute Collection: Packing Parachutes at US Air Fields, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Packing Parachutes at US Air Fields, San Antonio, Texas, USA Date: circa 1942

Background imageParachute Collection: Balloon ascent by Blanchard

Balloon ascent by Blanchard
Jean-Pierre Blanchards balloon, probably for the planned ascent from the Champ de Mars, Paris, 2 March 1784. A slightly fanciful representation of the balloon, parachute and carriage. circa 1784

Background imageParachute Collection: Festival for 14 July, Champs Elysees, Paris

Festival for 14 July, Champs Elysees, Paris

Background imageParachute Collection: Balloon and parachute lecture, Charles Green

Balloon and parachute lecture, Charles Green

Background imageParachute Collection: Balloon event, Green and Cocking

Balloon event, Green and Cocking

Background imageParachute Collection: Garnerin balloon with parachute

Garnerin balloon with parachute
Garnerins balloon with a parachute below, and a French flag waved from the cage. He ascended from North Audley Street, landing 10 minutes later in the parachute near St Pancras Church -- claimed to

Background imageParachute Collection: Limosin Brandy advert

Limosin Brandy advert
Wartime advertisement for Limosin Brandy featuring an RAF bomber dropping bottles of brandy by parachute: the best drop of all

Background imageParachute Collection: Paris / Eiffel Tower 1912

Paris / Eiffel Tower 1912
Francois Reichett tests his parachute by jumping from the Tour Eiffel, Paris; sadly, the test fails, and he is unable to make a second try Date: 1912

Background imageParachute Collection: Douglas DC-3S N1R

Douglas DC-3S N1R (msn 4129) of the BROOKLYN DODGERS (Brooklyn National League Baseball Club), marked with Dodgers World Champions just behind the entry door

Background imageParachute Collection: RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing Royal Air Force Lancaster heavy bombers heading towards their target of Berlin, during the Autumn of 1943

Background imageParachute Collection: Poster, Indias First Aerial Pageant

Poster, Indias First Aerial Pageant
Poster, Captain C. D. Barnard presents Indias First Aerial Pageant, with passenger flights in the famous monoplane Spider, parachute descents, daring acrobatics by famous pilots

Background imageParachute Collection: 101st Airborne Division Memorial Parachute, Paulushoeve

101st Airborne Division Memorial Parachute, Paulushoeve
This area was in the landing zone of the Screaming Eagles, the 101st US Airborne Division, and was known as DZ C. It was where the 506th PIR were due to land

Background imageParachute Collection: Dassault-Breguet Mystere 20 1st prototype F-WLKB

Dassault-Breguet Mystere 20 1st prototype F-WLKB at the 1964 Paris Air Show, shown with the two 3, 300 lbf Pratt & Whitney JT12A-8 turbojet engines originally fitted

Background imageParachute Collection: WW2 - British Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot

WW2 - British Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot
WW2 - A smiling British Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot, carrying her parachute over her shoulder. Date: 1944

Background imageParachute Collection: German parachute troops, WW2

German parachute troops, WW2
Germanys Newest Weapon - The Parachute Troops. The New Method of Warfare in the Attack on the Low Countries. Date: 1940

Background imageParachute Collection: Preparing to parachute from a balloon, Victorian period

Preparing to parachute from a balloon, Victorian period

Background imageParachute Collection: Parachuting from a balloon

Parachuting from a balloon

Background imageParachute Collection: Parachuting from a balloon Victorian period

Parachuting from a balloon Victorian period

Background imageParachute Collection: Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1608

Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1608
United States Army - Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1608 (msn 10668, F27-400M), of the Golden Knights Parachute Display Team. Date: circa 1997

Background imageParachute Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Airman Fully Equipped

WW2 - R. A. F. Airman Fully Equipped
A photograph portraying a British WW2 Royal Air Force pilot fully equipped for a high altitude flight, with oxygen, radio, electrically heated clothing and parachute. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageParachute Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Parachute Practice

WW2 - R. A. F. Parachute Practice
An illustration of a British WW2 Royal Air Force airmen engaging in parachute practice, he is pulling the rip cord in order to open up the parachute. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageParachute Collection: R. A. F. Parachutist, WW2

R. A. F. Parachutist, WW2
This illustration shows a British Royal Air Force airmen preparing to jump from the biplane to parachute safely to ground. Date: 1941

Background imageParachute Collection: WW2, Old Mother Hubbard

WW2, Old Mother Hubbard
An illustration which shows Old Mother Hubbard looking very happy that Peter the Royal Air Force pilot has dropped down a bone for her dog, via parachute! Date: circa 1940

Background imageParachute Collection: R. A. F. Attire

R. A. F. Attire
This illustration shows an assortment of Royal Air Force attire. 1. R.A.F. Battledress. 2. Sidcot outer suit of windproof canvas. 3. Sidcot inner lining. 4. Irvingsuit lambskin leather jacket. 5

Background imageParachute Collection: WW2, Paratroop

WW2, Paratroop
An illustration of a little bow dressed in the uniform of a WW2 paratrooper, he is falling from the skies in his parachute. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageParachute Collection: Humorous endpapers by Charles Crombie

Humorous endpapers by Charles Crombie
Humorous endpapers (back) by Charles Crombie in The Wonder Book of Daring Deeds Date: circa 1940

Background imageParachute Collection: RAF cadets learning to control a parachute, WW2

RAF cadets learning to control a parachute, WW2
RAF cadets learning to control a parachute Date: circa 1941

Background imageParachute Collection: Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1607

Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1607
United States Army - Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1607 (msn 10652, F27-400M), of the Golden Knights parachute display team. Date: circa 1987

Background imageParachute Collection: RAF sky divers jumping from 12, 000 feet. Date: circa 1960s

RAF sky divers jumping from 12, 000 feet. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageParachute Collection: Parachute training in a hangar. Date: circa 1960s

Parachute training in a hangar. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageParachute Collection: Sky divers freefalling - they belong to the RAF Falcons freefall team

Sky divers freefalling - they belong to the RAF Falcons freefall team, taking part in an activity in France. Date: 1965

Background imageParachute Collection: RAF parachutists pouring beer while in freefall. Date: 1960s

RAF parachutists pouring beer while in freefall. Date: 1960s

Background imageParachute Collection: Sky divers belonging to the RAF Falcons freefall team, taking part in an activity in France

Sky divers belonging to the RAF Falcons freefall team, taking part in an activity in France, with a large aircraft in the background. Date: 1965

Background imageParachute Collection: British soldiers had landed in Italy by parachute, here is an illustration by William Heath

British soldiers had landed in Italy by parachute, here is an illustration by William Heath Robinson showing how they returned! Date: 1941

Background imageParachute Collection: A Warm Welcome for Every Parachutist

A Warm Welcome for Every Parachutist
Sixth column strategy: Foresight plans, if London gets invaded by landing Germans dropping from the skies dressed as British civilians they would be collected up by cyclist with tubs of hot boiling

Background imageParachute Collection: Fokker C-31A Troopship

Fokker C-31A Troopship
United States Army - Fokker C-31A Troopship (F27-400M), of the Golden Knights Parachute Display Team. Date: circa 1997

Background imageParachute Collection: Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1608

Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1608
United States Army - Fokker C-31A Troopship 85-1608 (msn 10668, F27-400M), of the Golden Knights Parachute Display Team, taxiing for take-off. Date: 1997

Background imageParachute Collection: Beechcraft U-21A Ute 66-18015

Beechcraft U-21A Ute 66-18015
United States Army - Beechcraft U-21A Ute 66-18015 (MSN LM.16), of the US Army Golden Knights parachute display team. Date: circa 1990



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