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.
By Sam Stead with information courtesy of www.roll-of-honour.comRead More