George Thomas Davies enlisted into The General Service Corps and was then posted to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Private Davies volunteered for airborne forces and undertook parachute training course 121 at RAF Ringway between 18 June and 7 July 1944. The course instructors’ report states: ‘Pte Davies Keen very confident, good leader.’
After qualifying as a military parachutist he was initially posted to No1 Airborne Forces Holding Unit.
He was then posted to 8 Platoon, C Company, 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion and served in the Ardennes Campaign, the Rhine Crossing, the advanced to the Baltic, the Far East and Palestine.
Pte Davies demobbed in February 1947.
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