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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