Acting Corporal Oliver Henry

Oliver Henry volunteered for airborne forces during World War II while serving with the Durham Light Infantry.

He was sent to Hardwick Hall for preliminary training before attendance at RAF Ringway for parachute training on course 100, which ran from 24 January to 5 February 1944. After qualifying he was posted to No 1 Airborne Forces Holding Unit and later transferred to 9 Platoon, T Coy, 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment.

Acting Corporal Henry saw active service in Arnhem on Operation Market Garden, and managed to return across the river at the end of the battle.

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