Charles Richard Sanders first served with The Sussex Regiment, before volunteering for the airborne forces.
He successfully undertook his parachute jump training at RAF Ringway. Charles was a pupil on Course 109, which ran from 27 March 1944 to 7 April 1944. His Instructor noted this about his performance during this training:
"Good performer, worked hard, a confident jumper"
Charles then became a member of 1 Pln, 22nd Independent Para Coy.
During Op Varsity he was injured on 4 April 1945, at either Harpenfeld or Holzenhausen
After the War Charles became a clockmaker in East London and married Betty.
He died sometime after 1987.
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