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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