Dai 1 Teishin Dan(第一挺身部隊)asiaticus wrote:From the new Osprey book on the subject, Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II:
Dai 1 Teishin Dan = 1st Raiding Brigade
The word for "raiding" is " teishin " literally meaning "dash forward" or "dangerous advance" a term derived from the name of Japanese cavalry raiding units of the Russo Japanese War.
Kuchu Teisin Butai = Air Raiding units, meaning all the parachute, glider and dedicated air transport units.
This was abreviated as "Kutei Butai".
Kuchu Teisin Butai(空中挺身部隊)