15.3.45 Enlisted No 98 Primary Training Centre, Pollington nr Snaith, Yorkshire.
16.5.45 C19B Transit Camp Southampton Common overnight.
17.5.45 Albany Barrracks Newport I.O.W No1 Parachute Regt ITC.
Hardwick Hall Para Regt Depot & Holding Bn.
Beverley Yorkshire, Victoria Barracks. PRRB for 3 to 4 days owing to backlog at No 1 PTS.
29.8.45 Ringway No1 Parachute Training School.
18.9.45 Parachute Wings granted.
Knaresborough Yorks, Parachute Regt Holding Bn.
Piddlehinton,Dorset. Parachute Regt Reserve Bn. Lt/Col Alistair Pearson.
Full battalion training and then to N.C.O's Training School, retained there as Weapons (Musketary) Instructor.
20.12.45 Promoted to Lance Corporal.
19.1.46 Promoted to Corporal.
1.3.46 Promoted to Sergeant.
18.3.46 - 30.4.46 Small Arms School Hythe Kent, Passed with AX qualification.
S.I.M Aldershot, Talavera Barracks Wellington Lines Bn. Stayed with N.C.O's School until late 46 early 47. Then went to 'E' Company as a Platoon Sgt Instructor. Later moved to the newly established Weapon Training Wing as Syndicate Sergeant.
During 47 detachment Willsworthy Camp Dartmoor, Field Firing & Explosives.
Rushmore Arena, Aldershot, Senior (OTC Cadet camp).
Embarkation leave 13th - 27th Aug 47.
21.9.47 Sailed from Liverpool on S.S ORDUNA via Gibraltar and Malta. Disembarked Port Said 1.10.47. Then by train to Base Transit Camp, Suez.
11.10.47 Overnight train to Haifa and joined 8TH (Midlands Counties) Bn Para Regt at Afula 12.10.47.
10.11.47 154 Camp North of Haifa and joined 'A' Company as Acting Company Sgt Major. Duty at this location was to provide security for the three oil refineries, road blocks and patrols.
21.11.47 returned to Afula, took over officialy as A/CSM.
13/12/47 - Major riot broke out in Safad and 'A' Company went to restore order with 3 armoured cars of the TranJordan Frontier Force under command.
6.1.48 Camp 147 Haifa, where the 8th & 9th Para Bns amalgamated to become 8/9 th Bn. Carried out Bn duties, jeep patrols into Haifa and Bn Orderly Sgt.
15.1.48 163 Transit Camp Haifa.
17.1.48 Railway train to 156 Transit Camp, Port Said.
22.1.48 Departed onboard H.T. Slotterdyke (Dutch Troopship).
1.2.48 Arrived Southampton then to No2 CMD & DU York.
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