Keith Bernard John Berry enlisted into The General Service Corps and later volunteered for airborne forces.
He completed Parachute Course 184 at RAF Ringway in November 1945. The course had six officers and 448 other ranks. There was one fatality on the second balloon jump when the jumpers chute developed high twists. The course report states Pte Berry ‘Good performer. A confident pupil who jumped with ability’.
After a spell with the AAC Holding Battalion, Pte Berry was posted to The 4th Parachute Battalion. He served in Palestine and was demobbed in 1948.
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