Read More Operations Event North Africa (Operation Torch) On 12 November the 3rd Parachute Battalion (3 Para Bn) jumped onto and seized the vital airfield at Bone between Algiers and Tunis, arriving barely before German paratroopers deployed for the same mission. Related articles Article Short biography of Maj Gen Hopkinson Born in 1896, he was Killed In Action 12th September 1943, aged 47. Son of George Hopkinson and Ada Hopkinson of Retford, Nottinghamshire. Share Share on FacebookTweet this on Twitter Group photos_2 Enlarge Details King George VI with Maj-Gen Hopkinson & Brig Down, Bulford, 2 April 1943 1 Image Buy Prints Enlarge Details King George VI's visit, Bulford, April 1943 1 Image Buy Prints Photos_2 Enlarge Details Portrait of Major-General Hopkinson 1 Image Buy Prints Enlarge Enlarge Details Major-General Hopkinson speaking to 21st Independent Parachute Company from a raised platform. 2 Images Buy Prints Letters and Cards_1 Enlarge Details Message to all troops from Major-General Hopskinson, Commander of the 1st Airborne Division. 1 Item View all media Add content to this article Latest Comments There are currently no comments for this content. Add your comment Add Comment In order to add comments you must be registered with ParaData. If you are currently a ParaData member please login. If you are not currently a ParaData member but wish to get involved please register.