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.
Tony was born in Wrexham in October 1924, the son of an Army soldier. His father, a World War I veteran who had fought at the Somme, ended up as a Sgt Major PTI.
In spite of having received 'an awfully nice letter' from Roberts, who wrote that they all missed him and wanted him back, Myles refused a proff
It was a very typical wartime wedding. No long white veils or pretty bridesmaids encumbered us.
Brigadier James Hill was a World War II Commander, who joined the British Airborne Forces at an early stage, fought in North Africa and went on to play a vital role in the D-Day landings and the cr
Sam Gregory Isaacs was joined the Army after completing his medical of 7 July 1940.
Richard Geoffrey Pine-Coffin, the son of John Edward and Louise Pine-Coffin, was born on the Pine-Coffin family estate in Devonshire on 2 December 1908
Percy Robert ‘Pip’ Tyler began his military career at the school when he was evacuated in 1940, serving in a local Airforce Cadet Unit.
Tommy Gillies was born in Glasgow in 1919, the youngest of four children.
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