Ron Atkinson served in the Lancashire Fusiliers prior to volunteering for airborne forces in the Middle East. He joined 156 Parachute Battalion and qualified as a parachutist at Kabrit.
Ron served with 6 Platoon, B Coy, during the Battle of Arnhem. He was shot through the neck on Tuesday 19 September as he attempted to assist a wounded comrade during a company attack on German positions on the Dreijensweg, Ooosterbeek.
He was subsequently taken PoW and eventually held in Camp XIB Fallingbostel.
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