The paratroops had originally been scheduled to drop on El Arish, in Sinai, and had little knowledge of Jerusalem's terrain.
I served as a sergeant in an elite sniper unit of the paratroops.
On fields where paratroops are trained we have towers to jump from, but they cost a pile of money.
At the airport across the Chattahoochee River in Alabama, five battalions of paratroops were waiting assignment.
1940, from parachute + plural of troop (n.).