Michael Cannon was from Blackburn in Lancashire and enlisted for National Service into the Royal Artillery (RA) in 1960.
He volunteered for airborne forces and qualified as a military parachutist on 6 December 1960 at RAF Abingdon.
Michael Cannon subsequently served with 33 Parachute Light Regiment, RA. The regiment was redesignated as 7 Parachute Light Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, a year before his release from National Service in July 1962.
Compiled by Harvey Grenville based on information kindly supplied by Michael CannonRead More