“Called Up”: 15.04.1943
Basic Training in Manchester before being posted on 1 November 1943 to 211
Battery of the 53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment RA – main
artillery support for 6th Airborne Division.
6 June 1944: Operation Mallard (codename given to the airborne operation
undertaken by 6th Airborne Division as part of the D-Day landings) – landed
in a glider near the villages of Benouvillle and Ranville and remained in
Normandy until September 1944 when he returned to the UK.
23 December 1944: left UK for The Ardennes – landed near Dinat in support of
6th Airlanding Brigade and 5th Parachute Regiment – returned to UK in
24 March 1945: Operation Varsity – Airborne crossing of the Rhine landing at
LZ ‘P’ proceeded through to the Wismar on the Baltic Sea, deployed
continuously until returning to Bulford UK in late May 1945
29 September 1945: Deployed to Palestine with 6th Airborne Division until
21 September 1947: Transferred to Army Reserve (Demobbed)