Eulogies to Sapper Dave Watson
Sapper David Watson's family made this statement:
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John Stevenson was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1918.
Dick Hargreaves joined the Territorial Army in May 1939 as a Fusilier in the 12th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, whilst working as a receptionist at the Berkeley Hotel, London, having served 20 months
The Commanding Officer said:
His family paid the following tribute:
His family said: "Before his deployment Private Adams said to his father, ‘Dad, I’m not a soldier. I’m a Para’."
Whilst awaiting his units re-deployment to the UK he again applied for Airborne Forces, and not long after this sailed in a convoy that spent Christmas 1943 at sea.
18th Monday. 04:00 hrs moved out South to take the 2nd Route. Progressed in stages and eventually reached area of River by Pontoon bridge. We endured heavy shellfire and Maj. P.
Extremists supporting ‘Enosis’ Union with Greece on the island of Cyprus in 1955 formed a terrorist organization called EOKA (The National Union of Cypriot Combatants), between 1954-5.
The concept of human flight is a relatively new art, while a safe descent from the air has followed closely behind.
On 1st May 1945 a composite Gurkha Parachute Battalion from the 44th Indian Airborne Division conducted a successful parachute assault upon Elephant Point at the mouth of the Rangoon River in Burma
Ex King’s Joker was a brigade group exercise of territorial soldiers from 16th Airborne Division (TA)
Exercise Longstop in 1947 was the first major airborne exercise conducted in Britain after World War II and involved members of the 2nd Parachute Brigade Group who had returned from Palestine earli
El Hadjeba is a battle honour of The Parachute Regiment and took place in North Afri
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