Douglas Edward Jilks volunteered for parachute duties with airborne forces while serving with the Royal Artillery during World War II.
He undertook his training on course 139 from 28 October-9 November 1944 at RAF Ringway. The course report states: “Gnr Jilks has made satisfactory progress, very quiet but confident”.
After qualifying he joined No 2 (Airborne) Forward Observation Unit (FOU) RA and took part in the subsequent campaigns in North West Europe in 1945.
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