Private George Hadfield

28 Oct 2010

George Hadfield enlisted into the General Service Corps and was posted to The York and Lancaster Regiment.

He volunteered for airborne forces and qualified as a military parachutist on course 152 which ran at RAF Ringway from 7 to 20 February 1945. The course reports states: ‘Pte Hadfield: Above av., confident & very willing & helpful.’

After training Private Hadfield was posted to 8 Platoon, C Company, The 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion and went on Operation Varsity (The Rhine Crossing) in March 1945.

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