Sergeant Noel Reginald Ball joined Airborne Forces, completing Parachute Course 25 at RAF Ringway in early September 1942.
He was posted to serve with 7 Platoon, A Company, 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion.
Sgt Ball served in North Africa, Italy, the South of France and Greece during the war, and postwar in Palestine.
In 2010 he was awarded a Legion d'honneur and his account was published in Wales Online.
Noel sadly passed away 20 July 2013.
Profile picture kindly supplied by Anne George