Explore the index to reveal the campaigns, battles, equipment and organisation key to the Airborne Forces' story.
Steve was a quiet, rather mysterious child who did not show his feelings. He enjoyed play, but even this was serious.
Originally published in Cheshire Regiment Association Newsletter, September 2002.
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British and Commonwealth personnel, as well as UK allies have, in the course of service with Airborne Forces been awarded a huge number of campaign medals.
British and Commonwealth personnel, as well as UK allies have, in the course of service with Airborne Forces often distinguished themselves in the call of duty.
Peter Cleasby-Thompson was born on 20 July 1913 and attended the Royal Military College as a gentleman cadet.
C/Sgt Smurthwaite has been employed as the Quartermaster Sergeant of this Independent Unit during the past twelve months during which time the Company has completed two operational tours abroad.
It was June 1943 and North Africa was in Allied hands.
My story is on similar lines of that by Geoff Yardley (April 86, page 102).
“I suppose that my D-Day escapade started in the late afternoon of the 5th of June when we boarded trucks at our concentration area on Salisbury Plain to go the aerodrome at Fairford.
Hilaro Barlow served as a Captain in the 2nd Somerset Light Infantry before the war.
Neville Ashley was born in Hale-Barnes, Cheshire, on 26 June 1913.
Below is the write up by Gil Boyd of an interview with Bill. Bill Bloys' Memories of Operation Market Garden in his own words:
British Army Press Release Date 4 March 2014: Commander is no stranger to Colchester
This pre-World War II transport and bomber aircraft was adapted by the SAS for parachute training in the Middle East in 1941.
This all purpose military transport aircraft was introduced into service with the RAF in 1955. Designed for long ranges, it would carry both troops and heavy loads at the same time.
On 30 January 1972, since remembered as 'Bloody Sunday', a demonstration was held in Londonderry by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association to protest at the policy of Internment without tria
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