Captain Ian A Tait

{ John }

09 Jun 1944

  • Mentioned in Despatches medal

Ian Andrew Tait was the son of Andrew Wilson and Isobel May Tait; husband of Denys Constance Tait (nee le Maitre); father of Catriona and Andrew. He was commissioned in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and volunteered for airborne forces.

Mentioned in Despatches.

Captain Tait successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 58 from 29 March to 11 April 1943 and also completed glider training. He was attached to HQ Platoon, 22 Independent Company, The Parachute Regiment, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Capt Tait was killed in action on 9 June 1944, aged 28, and was given a field burial at Breville, and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France on 5 July 1945.

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