Sapper Alan Hancock

30 Aug 1927 - 29 Feb 1948

Sapper Alan Hancock form Salford qualified as a military parachutist on Course 195 which ran at RAF Upper Heyford from 1 to 25 July 1946, It was noted that he "works hard"

Sapper Hancock was posted to the Tank Battalion at Guillimont Barracks before being transferred to 9 Airborne Squadron, Royal Engineers.

He was killed on the 29 February 1948 when his train was bombed near Rehoboth. He is now buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.

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