ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "5th 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 · 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.

Veterans · 06 juin 2018
. Born 12-12-1924, CHAPPELL Thomas first served with the Highland Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. He saw battlefront for the first time in Egypt, where he participated to the battle of Keren, March 1941. The unit then transfered to Lybia, where they fight in June 1942 during the battle of Knightsbridges, and then in july 1942 during the battle of El Alamein .

In Memoriam · 18 octobre 2017
RODGERS Herbert Rank : Lance Serjeant Service number : 2937177 Regiment : 5th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 17, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the german convoy on the road Grasse / Draguignan. See more...

In Memoriam · 18 octobre 2017
JONES Davy James Rank : Private Service Number : 14342324 Regiment : 5th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 17, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the german convoy at the road Grasse / Draguignan. See more ...

In Memoriam · 15 octobre 2017
FOURACRE Robert George Rank : Private Service number : 5194041 Regiment : 5th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 17, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the german convoy, road Grasse / Draguignan. See more...

In Memoriam · 15 octobre 2017
DAVIS Charles Reginald Rank : Corporal Service number : 5825576 Regiment : 5th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 17, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the german convoy, road Grasse/Draguignan. See more...

In Memoriam · 15 octobre 2017
BURNS Gavin Pollock Rank : Private Service number : 14350728 Regiment : 5th Parachute Battalion Date of death : Tuesday, august 15, 1944 Note : After taking a german headquarter in La Motte call Chateau Clastron, a few members of the 5th Parachute Battalion, lead by Sergent TUCKER, convoyed the collumn of german prisonners to the FABTF Headquarter in Le Mitan. During the march, a german officer hands on his head, hidding a small PPK pistol on the collar oh his jacket shot the Private BURNS on...

In Memoriam · 15 octobre 2017
BRIERLEY Levi Rank : Private Service number : 5124358 Regiment : 5th Parachute Battalion Date of death : August 17, 1944 Note : Killed in action during the attack of the german convoy in crossroad of the road Grasse/Draguignan. See more...