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Parachutes Collection

Background imageParachutes Collection: Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War

Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War
Aerial photograph showing parachutes of the Allied Airborne Army floating down to earth and discarded ones, after landing, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageParachutes Collection: Handley Page HP-80 Victor

Handley Page HP-80 Victor
RAF Handley Page Hp-80 Victor Landing at Radlett with Drag-Chutes Deployed Date: 1956

Background imageParachutes 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 imageParachutes 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 imageParachutes Collection: Balloon and parachute lecture, Charles Green

Balloon and parachute lecture, Charles Green

Background imageParachutes 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 imageParachutes Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Air Crews Drawing Parachutes

WW2 - R. A. F. Air Crews Drawing Parachutes
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force air crews drawing their parachutes. Date: circa 1940s

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

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

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

Parachute training in a hangar. Date: circa 1960s

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

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

Background imageParachutes Collection: 325th Glider, 504th PIR & Polish Para Memorial, Holland

325th Glider, 504th PIR & Polish Para Memorial, Holland
The dramatic rusting parachutes, designed by Leo Gerritsen and Henk van Hout, were erected on 17 September 1985. They commemorate the fact that these fields, designated landing area O

Background imageParachutes Collection: Interceptor aircraft pilots waiting to go up 1939

Interceptor aircraft pilots waiting to go up 1939
Interceptor aircraft pilots sitting on their parachutes as they wait for the order to fly, a few weeks after the outbreak of war

Background imageParachutes Collection: Thai paratroop trainees group photograph before first jump

Thai paratroop trainees group photograph before first jump
Thai paratroop training by the Royal Air Force at RAF Sembawang in Singapore 10:My dress with parachute is completed. Take a photo to be a good memory before take off the airplane

Background imageParachutes Collection: 16th Parachute Brigade training, RAF Abingdon

16th Parachute Brigade training, RAF Abingdon
Soldiers of the 16th Parachute Brigade undergoing training at RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Date: 1962

Background imageParachutes Collection: 16th Parachute Brigade training

16th Parachute Brigade training
Two soldiers of the 16th Parachute Brigade undergoing training. Date: 1962

Background imageParachutes Collection: Sky diver practising in a field

Sky diver practising in a field. Date: circa 1963

Background imageParachutes Collection: Sky diver practising before a show

Sky diver practising before a show. Date: 1965

Background imageParachutes Collection: Prince Andrew during parachute training

Prince Andrew during parachute training
Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960-present) pictured at an RAF (Royal Air Force) base parachute training in 1979, for his service in the military Date: 1979

Background imageParachutes Collection: Mr. Cockings Parachute

Mr. Cockings Parachute
Poster for The Casket July 29 1837 advertising A History of Parachutes recording a full description of Mr. Cockings Parachute, and of its Ascent, and all the Particulars of its Disastrous Descent

Background imageParachutes Collection: Parachute factory WWII

Parachute factory WWII
Women in a parachute factory sewing silk to make parachutes during World War II

Background imageParachutes Collection: Two sky divers preparing for a jump

Two sky divers preparing for a jump, with an aeroplane in the background. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageParachutes Collection: RAF Falcons freefall team, France

RAF Falcons freefall team, France
Sky diver belonging to the RAF Falcons freefall team, taking part in an activity in France. Date: 1965

Background imageParachutes Collection: RAF parachutists pouring beer

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

Background imageParachutes Collection: WW2 - American paratroopers dropping in over Europe

WW2 - American paratroopers dropping in over Europe - illustration on an American First Day Cover. Date: circa 1943

Background imageParachutes Collection: Making Parachutes 1933

Making Parachutes 1933
British parachutes being made to order for the Danish Air Force, who placed an order with the Irving Air Chute Company of Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England. Date: 22 June 1933

Background imageParachutes Collection: Paratroops Landing 1944

Paratroops Landing 1944
Allied paratroops land behind the enemy lines, to take the German defences in the rear Date: 6 June 1944

Background imageParachutes Collection: Parachute Jump 1929

Parachute Jump 1929
1500 meters above Hawaii, a parachutist jumps from a U.S. Navy biplane Date: 1929

Background imageParachutes Collection: Landing in Norway

Landing in Norway
Norway : German paratroopers gather in their parachutes after landing during their invasion of Norway Date: 1940

Background imageParachutes Collection: PARACHUTE

PARACHUTE
JACQUES GARNERIN makes a descent over central London, landing near St Pancras Date: 21 September 1802

Background imageParachutes Collection: Prince Charles parachute training

Prince Charles parachute training
Charles, Prince of Wales (1948-present), pictured training to become a pilot in 1979 at an RAF (Royal Air Force) base Date: 1979

Background imageParachutes Collection: Saved by parachute from a burning plane

Saved by parachute from a burning plane
An airman is saved by his parachute from a burning plane which plummets to the ground. Date: 1928

Background imageParachutes Collection: Airborne troops landing in Caen

Airborne troops landing in Caen
British Horsa gliders and parachutes near Caen after allied airborne landings. The detachable fuselages have been removed from the wings. Date: June 1944

Background imageParachutes Collection: US Parachute Troops - WWII

US Parachute Troops - WWII Date: 1942

Background imageParachutes Collection: New York Worlds Fair - The Parachute Jump

New York Worlds Fair - The Parachute Jump - a 200 ft tower - one of the highest buidlings at the fair Date: 1939

Background imageParachutes Collection: Brochure for Societe Zodiac dirigibles captifs spheriques

Brochure for Societe Zodiac dirigibles captifs spheriques
Brochure for Socie

Background imageParachutes Collection: Garnerin descending in his parachute, Paris

Garnerin descending in his parachute, Paris
Garnerin descending in his parachute, with his discarded balloon on the left. Claimed to be the first to descend from a balloon by means of a parachute

Background imageParachutes Collection: Balloons and parachutes

Balloons and parachutes
Full front page from The Penny Dispatch, giving five images of balloons and parachutes. Top left: the Royal Nassau Balloon, first ascent

Background imageParachutes Collection: Design drawing for a navigational system for an airship empl

Design drawing for a navigational system for an airship employing six balloons and parachutes, a deck, superstructure, and basket below. Date between 1820 and 1880

Background imageParachutes Collection: Parachutes 1960S

Parachutes 1960S
Sky divers are relieved when their parachutes open at 2000 feet above ground. Date: 1960s

Background imageParachutes Collection: Sky Divers 1960S

Sky Divers 1960S
Sky divers freefalling.. with their parachutes open? Date: 1960s

Background imageParachutes Collection: Poster advertising Aero Club event

Poster advertising Aero Club event
Poster advertising an Aero Club Montguyonnais event at the Aerodrome des Landes de Bussac, with planes and parachutes

Background imageParachutes Collection: Cockings Parachute

Cockings Parachute
Robert Cockings parachute descent above the Vauxhall Gardens, London. Dropped from Charles Greens Royal Vauxhall the inverted cone failed and Cocking hit the ground fatally

Background imageParachutes Collection: German Airmen Prepare

German Airmen Prepare
German aircrew prepare for a mission (putting on parachutes). Aircraft is probably a Heinkel HE-111

Background imageParachutes Collection: F. Christmas / Parachute

F. Christmas / Parachute
Harold Kraner, dressed as Santa Claus, parachutes into Boston laden with gifts, but the wind carries him out into Boston Bay where he drowns

Background imageParachutes Collection: German Parachutes Marne

German Parachutes Marne
A German observers parachute lands him in the river Marne

Background imageParachutes Collection: North Sea Air Fight 1940

North Sea Air Fight 1940
Aerial battle over the North Sea : highly imaginative Italian depiction showing a massive confrontation over Heligoland

Background imageParachutes Collection: Parachuting to Ethiopia

Parachuting to Ethiopia
Italian troops parachute into western Ethiopia during their invasion of the country



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