Sergeant George Kay

03 Jun 1945

Sergeant George Kay, son of Joseph and Annie Kay, of Luton, Bedfordshire, served with Signals section of HQ Troop, 1st Airborne Recce Squadron, Reconnaissance Corps.

He travelled by glider to take part in the Battle of Arnhem, during Op Market Garden. He was one of the few who escaped as part of Pegasus One at the end of the Battle, which proved a fateful escape.

As the Squadron regrouped, they were finally readied for action and sent to Norway as part of the Operation Doomsday to disarm the German army.

Sergeant Kay died on 3 June 1945, aged 28 years old. He is now buried at Olso Western Civil Cemetery, Norway.


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