ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "4th Parachute Battalion"



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 · 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...

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...

In Memoriam · 18 octobre 2017
STEWART Arthur Rank : Lieutenant Service number : Regiment : 4th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 15, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the Castle Les Serres. See more... His grave kept the insignia of his first unit, the York and Lancaster Regiment.

In Memoriam · 18 octobre 2017
RODGER Robert Rank : Private Service number : 3129916 Regiment : 4th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 15, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the Castle Les Serres. See more...

In Memoriam · 18 octobre 2017
O'FLAHERTY Patrick Rank : Private Service number : 5125846 Regiment : 4th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 15, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the Castle Les Serres. See more...

In Memoriam · 18 octobre 2017
PATTERSON James Rank : Private Service number : 7264358 Regiment : 127th Parachute Field Ambulance Date of death : August 15, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack at castle Les Serres. See more...

In Memoriam · 18 octobre 2017
NEWELL Harry Rank : Private Service number : 2152812 Regiment : 4th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 15, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the Castle Les Serres. See more ...

In Memoriam · 15 octobre 2017
DOWIE Benjamin Rank : Private Service number : 6985362 Regiment : 4th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 15, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the Castle Les Serres. See more...

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