Explore the index to reveal the campaigns, battles, equipment and organisation key to the Airborne Forces' story.
As the son of an Army officer and the 5th generation of his family to be officers in the British Army it was natural that John Waddy was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, then a school pri
A legendary figure within The Parachute Regiment, Alistair Pearson is regarded by many as one of its finest battalion commanders.
Dicky Spender was a talented, larger than life figure who was killed aged 21 while charging German positions in Tunisia during Operation Torch in 1943.
General Sir John Hackett (who died on September 9 1997, aged 86) was a brilliant soldier and an outstanding scholar; he was wounded three times in the Second World War, and awarded an MC and two DS
During February and March the 2nd Battalion was involved in intense fighting with German, Italian and Austrian forces in North East Tunisia.
Tony Hibbert’s father, James Edmund Hibbert was a rubber planter in Malaya when WW1 started. He sailed for England and was commissioned into the South Lancashire Regiment.
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