Sapper Leslie Plummer volunteered for The Parachute Regiment and attended parachute training course number 15 at RAF Ringway between 8 and 16 June 1942. He was posted to C Troop, 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers.
On 17 September 1944 he emplaned at Barkston Heath and jumped into Arnhem. The 1st Parachute Squadron RE played a significant role in defending the bridge with anti-tank guns. After nine days they were ordered to withdraw across the river, Sapper Plummer eventually doing so by boat.
In 1945 Sapper Plummer was deployed to Norway with the re designated 1st Airborne Squadron (Royal Engineers) to oversee the German surrender, and then served in Palestine and Egypt until his demobilisation in May 1946.
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