Sergeant Edward Roy Burns

26 Oct 1922 - 09 Feb 1979

  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal
  • France and Germany Star medal
  • Italy Star medal

Roy Burns enlisted into The Royal Artillery and later volunteered for airborne forces during World War II.

He qualified as a military parachutist on Course 77 which ran at RAF Ringway from 9 to 18 August 1943, and subsequently served with A Company, 6th (Royal Welch) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.

Roy deployed with the battalion for operations in Italy, South of France, Greece and Palestine.

Profile photograph kindly supplied by Janet Burns.

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  • Three Sergeants, two believed to be 6th Para Bn, circa 1945-46

    Three Sergeants, two believed to be 6th Para Bn, circa 1945-46

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  • Royal Artillery unit photograph including Roy Burns

    Royal Artillery unit photograph including Roy Burns

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  • Members of 6th Para Bn, probably Palestine c1946

    Members of 6th Para Bn, probably Palestine c1946

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