Bombardier Erik Vedsegaard

17 Mar 1927 -

  • General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp medal

Erik Vedsegaard, a Danish national, served with 159 Para Light Regiment in Quetta, India, in 1945.  He was one of a small contingent of Danes in the unit.

He qualified as a military parachutist on Course 195 which ran at RAF Upper Heyford from 1  to 25 July 1946, and in 1947 went to Egypt.  Shortly thereafter, the unit changed its name to 87th Airborne Field Regiment and was posted to Pardes Hannah and then Benyamina, Palestine.

To learn more about Danes in British Army service, please visit: Danes at War

 

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  • Erik Vedsegaard (on right) and colleagues, Runnymede Park, 1947

    Erik Vedsegaard (on right) and colleagues, Runnymede Park, 1947

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