These British Airborne wings and hatpin were courtesy of his Airlanding Regiment.
As a tribute to them and the honorable warrior Paras who came before them, I put together this small album of British Paras from several campaigns.
UTRINIQUE PARATUS! (Ready For Anything)
|Modern British Parachute wings and badge
|The British Army in Tunisia 1943: Sgt M Lewis of the 2nd Parachute Battalion examines a memorial to the 1st Parachute Brigade on the Nefza-Sedjenane road in the Tamara Valley, 14 October 1943.
|1st Para Brigade; Churchill barracks, ITALY, 1943
~Photo courtesy of Brian Hope
|4th Parachute Battalion mortar team in action, Italy 1944.
|Paratroopers pose with Dutch civilians after landing near Arnhem, Sept 1944
|An officer of the 1st Airborne Division loses his trousers after escaping Arnhem, and crossing the Rhine; Market Garden Campaign
|British paratroopers march into captivity after being captured at Arnhem. (Airborne Assault, Imperial War Museum, Duxford)