Norman Renouf Davies, son of Philip and Sarah Elizabeth Davies, enlisted into the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces in 1945.
Lance Corporal Davies undertook parachute training course B167 from 10 to 24 June 1945 at RAF Ringway. The course report states: ‘Above av. Jumped V. well. Intelligent, cheerful. V.G N.C.O.’ L/Cpl Davies went to the Holding Battalion and was later posted to the 2nd Parachute Battalion.
He died in Palestine on his 21st birthday on 25 October 1947, when the lorry he was travelling in collided with another military vehicle, killing fourteen military personnel.
L/Cpl Davies is now buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel.
NB Four other members of course B167 were killed in the same accident as L/Cpl Davies.