Lance Corporal Basil William Greenwood volunteered for airborne forces and attended parachute training course No 58 which ran at RAF Ringway from 29 March to 11 April 1943.
The course was attended by 168 trainees who only had one week together at Hardwick Hall before their transfer to Ringway.
L/Cpl Greenway successfully completed the 8 jumps necessary to qualify and was posted to 5th Parachute Battalion.
He served with the Battalion in Italy.
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