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On the 4th of November 1956 I was with 16th Independent Para Brigade HQ assembled in Cyprus 1956 and billeted just outside Nicosia on the Kyrenia road.
Lieutenant-Colonel Terence Otway, who died on Sunday aged 92, led the 9th Parachute Battalion in operations on D-Day and was awarded the DSO.
Brigadier Paul Crook, who has died aged 89, won a DSO for his leadership of 3 Para Group in the assault on El Gamil airfield during the Suez Crisis.
Bill Kershaw born in 1923 lied about his age on joining the Royal East Kent Regiment in 1939. He decided to join the Paras, which had just started recruiting in 1940.
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Major General Robert Goldsmith, who has died aged 87, was Deputy Chief of Staff, 1st Allied Airborne Army, in the closing stages of the Second World War and Chief of Staff, British troops in Egypt,
From an early age John Frost became familiar with the sound of gunfire. In India when he was only three weeks old his father shot and killed a snake that was crawling up the side of his cot.
Page 3 OPERATION “MARKET” BEING AN ACCOUNT OF SOME OF THE ADVENTURES OF “S” COMPANY IN HOLLAND SEPT 1944
By May 1944 the 2nd (Independent) Parachute Brigade had been withdrawn from the ‘line’ near the Cassino sector and been placed in reserve at Portecagnano and Filignano near Salerno.
The Old Church in Oosterbeek dates back to the 10th Century and is the oldest church in use in Gelderland.
The Ordnance Quick Firing 6 Pounder (57mm) Anti Tank Gun was developed as a replacement for the earlier 2 Pounder (40mm) gun and first saw service in North Africa in 1942.
An open letter from Lt Col PD Rodgers Regimental Secretary to all veterans of the 6th Airborne Division who took part in the Normandy landings.
Preparations for the operation began in August 1943 with proposals to drop large numbers of men from 2 SAS Regt into Italy to disrupt German forces and sever supply lines.
A large number of Allied service personnel managed to escape, against Army orders, into the neighbouring hills and countryside before the Germans had time to move in and reassert control over the camps.
The Ordnance Quick Firing 17 Pounder (76.2mm) Anti tank Gun was developed as a replacement for the earlier 6 Pounder gun
ORDER OF BATTLE 16 Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC Arnhem. 17 - 26 September 1944.
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