Douglas Storer served with Airborne Forces with 3rd Parachute Battalion and was killed in the North African campaign.
Sergeant Douglas Storer, son of Joe and Margaret Storer, of Ardwick, Manchester, intially served with the Loyal (North Lancashire) Regiment before he volunteered for Airborne Forces.
Douglas volunteered at a time when Airborne Forces were in their formative stages, coinciding with the forming up of the fledgling 2nd and 3rd Parachute Battalions at the new Airborne Forces Depot established in the grounds of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. Sgt Storer completed Parachute Course 3 at RAF Ringway in mid-December 1941, and subsequently joined D Company, 3rd Parachute Battalion.
The following year, the Battalion took part in the North African campaign, with Airborne troops deployed in action in November 1942.
Sergeant Storer died on 8 March 1943, aged 26 years old. He is now buried at Tabarka Ras Rajel War Cemetery, Tunisia.
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