ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "2nd independent parachute brigade"



Veterans · 20 mai 2020
Sergeant TUCKER and the incredible story of the German Head-Quarter in La Motte. Southern France : He joined the airborne in may 1943, from a Royal Artillery where he was a pre-war TA Sergeant, but willingly dropped a rank to do so. After Hardwick and Ringway parachute school, he joined the 5th Scottish battalion in the summer of 1943 in time to leave for north Africa. Once in the middle East he took part in the 1st Airborne division landing at Taranto in 1943 and fought from november 43 to may...

Veterans · 23 avril 2020
Charles Hilary Vaughan PRITCHARD was born 29th November 1905 in London. He was the son of Lt.-Col. Charles Hamerton Pritchard. . He was educated at Cambridge, before joining the royal Welsh Fuliers in 1927. After some various assignements, he became Adjutant of the 53rd Welsh Infantry Division. In August 1942 he was commanding the 10th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers when it was converted as an airborne unit and became the 6th Royal Welsh Parachute Battalion. In May 43, he let the 6th Para...

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 · 17 janvier 2020
(Page under construction with courtezy of Spike Nolan daughter Carol and Grand daughter Danielle) James Spike NOLAN, Member of the "B" company, 4th British parachute battalion of the 2nd independent para brigade, part of the First Airborne Task Force division dropped in southern France between villages of La Motte, Le Mitan and Le Muy on Drop Zone "O" at 4.30 am on the 15th of August 1944. The 2nd independent para brigade, was part of the First Airborne Task Force division, the Airborne part of...

Veterans · 17 décembre 2019
John Henry De Beer, a South African seconded to the British Army, joined the Ist Indep Para Platoon, the pathfinder unit of 2nd Indep Para Bde in Italy in the beginning of 1945 as one of its last batch of reinforcements. When the Platoon disbanded in UK in the late summer of 1945, he joined its parent unit, 21st Indep Para Coy, with which he served in Palestine until his secondment ceased on 29 Dec 45. He was released from service with South African forces on Ist May 46. It is not known which...

Veterans · 17 décembre 2019
Dumbo, a nickname he acquired during parachute training and by which he was universally known (or “Cowboy”) was born on 29" January, 1918, in York and was educated at Cranleigh College. He was orphaned in 1931 and three years later at the age of 16 years he emigrated to Australia, where he spent an adventurous and tough five years, working hard as a drover (cowboy), Rodeo performer, horse-breaker and you name it what else. When war broke out in 1939 he returned to England and, after being...

Veterans · 07 août 2019
Glynne George MEDLICOTT, né le 20 Septembre 1922, à Church Stretton (UK). Avant la guerre , il occupe un poste de boucher dans son petit village. Il s'engage le 20 septembre 1941 , le jour de ses 19 ans , à Shrewsbury. Tout d'abord incorporé au Royal Berkshire Regiment, il rejoint les parachutistes au debut de l'année 1943 à Larkhill, et est incorporé au 21st Independent Parachute Company, les éclaireurs. Il sera breveté instructeur armes de poing et conducteur poid lourd , et servira...

Histoire · 30 juin 2019
Commanding Officer : Major Dennis VERNON Second in command : Captain CW MASON Intelligence Officer : Lieutenant BURGESS A Troop Commanding Officer : Captain Ian L. Mc HARG A Troop second in command : Lieutenant D.B. THOMAS B Troop Commanding Officer : Captain J.W. SHAW B Troop second in command : Lieutenant O.W. ATKINS C Troop Commanding Officer : Captain N.A. SIMPSON C Troop second in command : Lieutenant Brian W. HOLTAM Headquarter officer : Lieutenant George K. CRUICKSHANK Squadron Sergeant...

Musée virtuel · 23 août 2018
X Type harness of the L ance Corporal J. ALLEN, 8 platoon "A" Coy 6th Royal Welsh Battalion.

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