Histoire · 22 février 2020
The 5th Parachute Battalion nicknamed 5th "Scottish" was formed from the 7th Battalion The Cameron Highlanders in May 1942. The Cameron Highlanders origin is the reason of the use of the Tam O'Shanter beret, and the official tartan know under the name of Hunting Stewart tartan.

Histoire · 20 février 2020
The 4th Parachute Battalion was formed in January 1942 under Lt Col Hope-Thompson and was recruited from volunteers army-wide. First deployed to North Africa for the operation TORCH in 1943 under command of the 1st Airborne Division , the Battalion was then deployed for the invasion of Italy in September 1943, during seaborne invasion of Taranto harbour. It then formed part of the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade, which remained in Italy after the 1st Airborne Division returned to the UK in...
Veterans · 16 février 2020
A brave soldier who was part of the very formation of the Parachute Regiment and served throughout the war as Part of the 4th Battalion with distinction. He was born on 20th February 1925 Wanting to fight for his country when the war broke out he went to the recruiting centre on 21st September 1941 whilst only sixteen years old and stated that he was born in 1923. He enlisted into the London Irish Rifles and almost immediately volunteered for the newly formed Parachute Regiment, then under the...

Musée virtuel · 15 février 2020
Suite à l'exposition Opération Dragoon Museum aux Arcs sur Argens lors du 75 em anniversaire, Sylvette, une dame originaire du village à retrouvé dans ses armoires cette magnifique petite robe de nuit brodée faite en parachute nylon blanc par sa grand mère Lombard alors qu'elle était enfant. Remerciements à la famille. After our Museum exibition in Les Arcs, for the 75th anniversary, mrs Sylvette, found in his home a little dress made with 517th parachute made by her gramma Mrs Lombard...

06 février 2020
De part sa forte défense Allemande à la gare et son train blindé, le général FREDERICK décide de confier la mission de prendre et liberer la ville des ARCS aux hommes du 517em régiment aéroporté Américain sous les ordres du Colonel Ruppert GRAVES. C’est la plus grosse unité de la division, Un régiment fort de près de 3000 hommes composé de 3 bataillons qui viennent de faire leur baptême du feu en Italie les mois précédents et auquel sera rattaché pour l’opération en...

04 février 2020
Eugene WATERFILL was born on the 20 of november 1920 . He served his country in the US Air Force. He fought in both World War II and the Korean War. He was a navigator and dropped airbornes troops of the 101st division in the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy but also in Souther France the second "D" day on the 15th of august , in Holland for operation Market Garden and Germany for operation Varsity with the 76th troop carrier squadron. After he retired from the Air Force in 1968 with the...

Musée virtuel · 04 février 2020
A Object of memory, memory object... During our museum exibition in august 2012, in Les Arcs, southern France a old friend farmer came across a life preserver he found when he was cleaning his barn. He visited our museum exibition , happy to see that southern France "D" day was so well perpetuate for the new generation he presented this life preserver buoy for museum exibit. Albert was a little 12 years old kid on the 15th of august 1944. On his way back from school , he loved playing in the...

Veterans · 30 janvier 2020
We never had the privilege to meet Colonel Raymond L. CATO, but since the 90's we had many correspondances with him, in one of these letter he attached as a present this photo portrait of him dedicated and taken in Nice, France when he was there with his Battalion. This is one of a rare picture of him actualy on line. here is his brilliant carreer story. Colonel Raymond CATO was small in stature, but large than life as commander of the 460th Parachute field Artillery battalion during world war...

Veterans · 30 janvier 2020
Raoul UGOLINI est né dans le beau village de Callian (Haut-Var Est) le 15 décembre 1923, il est le dernier d'une fratrie de sept enfants. Il est mobilisé et incorporé aux chantiers de jeunesse (instaurés par le régime du Maréchal Pétain) à Cavaillon (Vaucluse) en juillet 1943. Il est désigné pour suivre un stage de chef d'équipe à Maubec (Lubéron) sur des chantiers forestiers (coupes de bois). En novembre 1943 Raoul reçoit l'ordre de mener son équipe à Cadenet pour enlever la...

In Memoriam · 29 janvier 2020
Arthur SHERMAN have been killed in action during an attack of the Hill 1098 in col de braus. At about a hundred meters of the top of the hill he took a small peace of shrapnel in the temp, while under a german bombing.

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