Pte Jack Payne served with The South Staffordshire Regiment prior to volunteering for The Parachute Regiment.
He qualified as a military parachutist on course 135 which ran at RAF Ringway from 25 September to 7 October 1944, serving with 13th Parachute Battalion on its subsequent campaigns in North West Europe, the Far East and Palestine.
Pte Payne died in late October 2012.
Profile photo from September 1944
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