2nd Lieutenant Phillip Silvert volunteered for The Parachute Regiment and attended Parachute Training course no 90 at RAF Ringway between 1 and 13 November 1944. His course report stated that he 'took to parachuting easily, very cool and steady when about to make a descent'.
Lieutenant Silvert served with 716 (Airborne) Light Composite Company RASC and took part in the D-Day landings to Normandy on 5-6 June 1944.
Lt Silvert died on 6 June 1944, aged 27 years old. He is now buried at Ranville War Cemetery, Normandy.
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By Rebecca Blackburn with information supplied by Bob HiltonRead More