1st British Airborne Division
Arnhem, September 1944
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Falck,
Rudolph Julian
R.J. Falck
Of Jewish descent.
Son of George and Elisabeth Falck.
Married ((06?).1943, Westminster district, London) Pauline Mary D. Davies, of Epsom, Surrey; one daughter.

1920 ?
-
26.09.1944
(MIA) [age 24]
[Groesbeek Memorial, panel 8]

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.07.1942 [237410]
WS/Lt.
06.01.1943
Education: Oxford University (BA)
06.07.1942


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
06.01.1944


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 4 Provost Section, 1st Airborne Division (Arnhem [missing in action])
Farrands,
Noel Frank
N.F. Farrands
Son of Frank Farrands, and Lilian M. Nutt.
Married ((09?).1945, Boston district, Lancashire) Jean R. Bond.
(12?).1919
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-

Wolverhampton
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.01.1943 [258878]
WS/Lt.
16.07.1943 (reld 24.04.1947; disability)
Hon. Lt.
24.04.1947
16.01.1943


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artilley [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Gun Position Officer, E Troop, 3rd Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [captured])
1944 - 1945 POW in German captivity (Camp 4686-L)
Feltham,
Robert Harold Bruce
"Bob"

Capt. R.H.B. Feltham at his wedding, 1946. (Photo courtesy of Dr Kevin Feltham.)
R.H.B. Feltham
R.H.B. Feltham R.H.B. Feltham
R.H.B. Feltham, 1999. (Photo courtesy of Dr Kevin Feltham.)

Son of Thomas Bruce Feltham, Town Clerk of Herford City, and Myrtle Feltham (née Tilsley).
Married 1st (22.05.1946, Bourne district, Lincolnshire) Joy Delanoix Cooke, a farmer's daughter from Bourne in Lincolnshire (divorced 1953); one son.
Married 2nd ((03?).1956, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Elizabeth M. Meadows; one son.

24.08.1923
Sheffield district, Yorkshire
-
02.10.2001
Hereford, Herefordshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.04.1943 [269401]
WS/Lt.
02.10.1943
Lt.
08.03.1947, seniority 24.02.1946
A/Capt.
11.01.1946-17.02.1946, 23.02.1946-16.04.1946
T/Capt.
17.04.1946-23.08.1950
Capt.
24.08.1950
T/Maj.
01.09.1950-19.02.1951
Maj.
24.08.1957
T/Lt.Col.
20.12.1965-06.01.1966
Lt.Col.
07.01.1966 (Empl. List 1) (Special List 24.08.1973) (retd 24.08.1978; own request)
Education: psc, psc(a)
1941

enlisted, The Hampshire Regiment
02.04.1943



commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission to 07.03.1947]
08.04.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps



1st Parachute Battalion (N Africa, Sicily, Italy, UK)
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 7 Platoon (S Company), 1st Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2126) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
08.03.1947


commissioned, The Dorset Regiment [since 17.05.1958 The Devonshire & Dorset Regiment] [permanent commission]
After the war he served with 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment in Palestine before joining 2nd Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment in Malaya. His career then followed tours with the regiment, Staff College in 1957, staff tours, RAF Staff College, further staff tours and second in command of 1st Battalion The Cheshire Regiment in 1964-65. Bob was then promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and joined the Trucial Oman Scouts in 1965. In 1974 he returned to the area with the Kuwait Liaison Team until 1978 when he left the Army and remained in Kuwait as their logistics advisor until 1986. After retiring to Herefordshire he became involved with SSAFA, Forces Help Society as well as Chairman of the Parish Council.
Fitch,
John Anthony Colson
"Tony"

J.A.C. Fitch
J.A.C. Fitch
Son of Sydney Hewitt Fitch, and Madeline Sadd, of Sheringham, Norfolk.

14.08.1912
Wayland district, Norfolk
-
19/23.09. 1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 20.B.20]
2nd Lt. (Suppl.Res.)
19.04.1933 [58834]
2nd Lt.
01.02.1935
Lt.
01.02.1938
A/Capt.
01.09.1939-(01.1940)
WS/Capt.
01.01.1941
Capt.
01.02.1943
T/Maj.
03.06.1943-(04.1944)
T/Lt.Col.
1944?



late Cadet-Corporal, Brighton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
19.04.1933


commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [Supplementary Reserve of Officers]
01.02.1935


commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [Regular Army]
(01.1937)
-
(01.1939)
2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment (Stensall, later Aldershot)
(07.1943)


Officer Commanding, B Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Sicily)



Second-in-Command, 2nd Parachute Battalion
01.1944
-
1944
Brigade Major, 1st Parachute Brigade
(09.1944)


Commanding Officer, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Fitzgerald,
George Henry
G.H. fitzgerald
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.08.1943 [288765]
WS/Lt.
07.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
07.08.1943


commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 9 Platoon (C Company), 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2150) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
Flavell,
James Sydney Channell
"Johnny"
J.S.C. Flavell
Son of Brig. Edwin William Conquest Flavell, and Nora Cooper.
Married Betty; four sons, two daughters (three of which died young).
01.07.1924
Uxbridge district
-
16.12.2008
Cadet
? [6216570]
2nd Lt.
22.04.1944 [315210]
WS/Lt.
22.10.1944
Lt.
22.11.1947, seniority 01.01.1947
A/Capt.
18.10.1946-17.01.1947
T/Capt.
18.01.1947-09.09.1948, 04.01.1950-17.11.1950, 18.05.1951-30.06.1951
Capt.
01.07.1951 (retd 02.07.1961)
Mention in Despatches MID
30.09.1958
Cyprus 01-06.1958
22.04.1944


commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 584) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
22.11.1947


commissioned, The Middlesex Regiment [regular army commission] (served in Korea)
Fleet,
William George
W.G. Fleet
?
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.12.1942 [253793]
WS/Lt.
04.12.1942
Capt.
30.06.1949 (Empl. List 4)
Capt. & Paymr.
17.04.1955 (reld 01.08.1956)
Hon. Capt.
01.08.1956
04.12.1942


commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission] 
15.09.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Regimental Signals Officer, 11th Parachute Regiment (Arnhem)
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 622) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
30.06.1949?


transferred, South Staffordshire Regiment [short service commission]
17.04.1955


transferred, Royal Army Pay Corps [short service commission]
Fletcher,
Peter Noel
P.N. Fletcher
Mother's maiden name Reeves (?).
(03?).1915 ??
Barnet district, Greater London ??
-
Cadet
? [151768]
2nd Lt.
29.10.1943 [299274]
WS/Lt.
29.04.1944
T/Capt.
25.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
29.10.1943


commissioned, Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)


Adjutant, No. 1 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)
Flockhart,
Alexander Simmers
"Sandy"
A.S. Flockhart
Younger son of Ma and Pa Flockhart of the Levenhall Arms.
Married (1949) Beatrice Rankin; one son, two daughters.

26.01.1916
Musselburgh, Scotland
-
26.03.2004
Edinburgh, Scotland
Lt.
11.11.1940 [154175]
WS/Capt.
11.11.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Musselburgh Grammar; George Watson’s College; Edinburgh Dental Hospital & School (...-1939); MB
11.11.1940


commissioned, Army Dental Corps [emergency commission]



served Eastern Command & Western Command
(09.1944)


Dentist & Anaesthesist, 133rd Parachute Field Ambulance (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944
-
04.1945
dentist in a POW hospital (Stalag IX-C, Mühlhausen, Hessen)
Dental practice in Musselburgh since 1947 (moved to Edinburgh 1948) & visiting surgeon to Edinburgh Dental Hospital and School. Adviser to the Scottish Dental Estimates Board. Retired 1981. Played rugby & golf.
Fogarty,
Christopher Winthrop
C.W. Fogarty (Photo courtesy of Michiel v.M.)
Son of late Philip Christopher Fogarty (1885-1942), ICS, and Hilda Spenser (?-1946).
Married ((09?).1961, Chelsea district, London) Elizabeth Margaret Ince (17.04.1927 - (03?).1972), younger daughter of Dr E.L. Ince, and Mrs P. Ince, of Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.
18.09.1921
-
23.09.2005
East Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1942 [237353]
WS/Lt. 04.01.1943 (retd < 04.1946)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) CB 01.01.1973 New Year 73: Deputy Secretary, HM Treasury
Education: Ampleforth College; Christ Church, Oxford (commoner, 1939).
04.07.1942     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Command Post Officer, 1st Airlanding Light Battery RA (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 93296) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Assistant Principal, 1946, Principal, 1949, HM Treasury; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance of Eastern Nigeria, 1956; Assistant Secretary, HM Treasury, 1959, Under-Secretary, 1966; Treasury Representative, South Asia and Far East, 1967-1972; Deputy Secretary, HM Treasury, and Director, European Investment Bank, 1972-1976. Deputy Secretary, Overseas Development Administration, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (formerly Ministry of Overseas Development), 1976-1981.
Foot,
Reginald Sydney
R.S. Foot

Son of ... Foot, and ... Webster.
Married ((09?).1938, Camberwell district, Surrey) Ethel Gladys Cotten (19.12.1917 - (09?).1972); one daughter.

From London.
13.04.1913
Camberwell district, Greater London
-
11.02.1960
Twyford Abbey Nursing Home, Ealing district, London NW10 (formerly of 8 Ecclesbourne Gardens, London N13)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.07.1940 [138194]
WS/Lt. 04.01.1942
Lt. 12.10.1946, seniority 13.04.1939
A/Capt. 13.05.1942-12.08.1942
T/Capt. 13.08.1942-13.06.1945, 22.10.1945-19.02.1946
WS/Capt. 20.02.1946
Capt. 12.10.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
A/Maj. 20.11.1945-19.02.1946
T/Maj. 20.02.1946-12.04.1949
Maj. 13.04.1949 (retd 07.10.1958; disability)
local Lt.Col. 19.12.1953-18.11.1955
MC 21.10.1943 Sicily [recommendation available upon request]
Education: psc.
      served in the ranks for 307 days (mobilized TA)
04.07.1940     commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission to 11.10.1946] 
(07.1943) - (09.1944) Second-in-Command, B Company, 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment (Sicily; Arnhem [wounded, POW])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2191) in German captivity (Oflag IX A/Z, Rotenburg an der Fulda)
12.10.1946 - 07.10.1958 permanent commission
Forman,
Michael Bertram
"Mike"
M.B. Forman


28.03.1921
-
15.03.2005
Moffat
2nd Lt.
24.05.1939 [91061]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
21.10.1941
WS/Capt.
17.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Maj.
17.12.1943
Hon.Maj.
> 04.1946
TD
13.07.1951
-
24.05.1939


commissioned, The King's Own Scottish Borderers - Territorial Army (late Cadet CQMS, Loretto School Contingent, Junior Division, OTC)
24.08.1939


mobilized as Platoon Commander, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
1941


Intelligence Officer, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
mid 1941
-
late 1942
Company Commander, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers
late 1942


Instructor at Battle School (Voxter and Invershin) when 7 KOSB was serving with OSDEF
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, B Company, 7th Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 05.1945 POW (No. 90861) in German captivity (Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
08.1945
-
05.1946
acting Second-in-Command, 2nd Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers (Peshawar, India)
Forshall,
Peter Hyde
P.H. Forshall
05.08.1905
Iping, Midhurst, West Sussex
-
20.06.1980

Iping, Midhurst, West Sussex
Gnr.
?
2nd Lt.
17.06.1939 [88545]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
T/Capt.
07.08.1941
Hon. Capt.
< 04.1946



late Cadet, Shrewsbury School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
17.06.1939


commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps  - Territorial Army (3rd County of London Yeomanry) [from RA]
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
12.07.1940


posted to MI 5 (Military Intelligence, section 5, the security service)
04.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, Support Company, 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 90954) in German captivity (Oflag XII-B, Hadamar, Hessen)
?
-
30.11.1955
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Post-war a stockbroker.
Foulkes,
Ralph Colwyn
R.C. Foulkes
R.C. Foulkes
Son of Sidney Colwyn Foulkes (1884-1971), architect, and Daisy Evelyn Charnley (1889-1981).
Married ((09?).1950, Westminster district, London) Elizabeth M. Johnson; ... children (one son?).
13.10.1922
Conway district, Caernarvonshire / Denbighshire
-
11.2011 still alive
Colwyn Bay, North Wales
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.02.1943 [262970]
WS/Lt. 13.08.1943 (reld 16.01.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt. 16.01.1946
13.02.1943     commissioned, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
(09.1944)     Officer Commanding, 7 Section (C Troop), 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 91840) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
Architect. DipArch, ARIBA.
Frank,
Antony Mutrie
"Tony"
A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank)
A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank)
A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank) A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank)
A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank) A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank)
A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank) A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank)
A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank) A.M. Frank (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Frank)
From Liverpool.
Married (1949) Clare Frank Corke (died 12.03.2006), daughter of Mr & Mrs huntley Corke, of Laleham, nr Staines, Middlesex; five sons.
02.12.1917
-
30.10.2008
Pangbourne, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
01.10.1939 [99817]
WS/Lt.
01.04.1941
A/Capt.
06.06.1942
T/Capt.
1943?
WS/Capt.
11.02.1946
T/Maj.
11.02.1946-(04.1946) (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
MC
23.12.1943
Sicily 07.43 *
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
& clasp
Italy Star It St
-
-
France & Germany Star Fr&G St
-
-
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
20.09.1945
Arnhem 09.44 (escape and evasion) **
Silver Star Medal (United States of America) SSM
14.11.1947
Arnhem 09.44 ***
Education: Stonyhurst College, Hurst Green, Preston (1931-1937); read classics at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge (notable sportsman during education).
01.10.1939


commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers [emergency commission]
(1943)


served with No. 10 (Inter Allied) Commando (Jan. 1943 on a patrol aboard HMS United (submarine))
11.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(07.1943)


Platoon Commander, A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Sicily)
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, A Company, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [wounded; captured, but evaded])
Joined the Colonial Service and spent time in Gold Coast (Ghana) and British Somaliland Protectorate (Somalia; Senior Dicstrict Commissioner, then Commissioner for Somali Affairs) before returning to Britain during the 1960's. Director, Spastics Society until his retirement in 1982.
* For conspicuous gallantry and leadership in action. In the early hours of the morning of the 14th of July 1943 this officer was in command of a platoon of the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment which was dropped on the Catania Plain in Sicily to secure the high ground South of the River Simeto. He led his party through superior German forces, inflicting many casualties on them, and reached his objective which was held by greatly superior enemy numbers. After joining other small parties of the Battalion he personally led an assault on the enemy positions which was completely successful and resulted in the capture of two hundred prisoners together with all their arms and equipment. His own force during this action never consisted of more than thirty five men. Throughout the remainder of the operations, during which he was wounded, he displayed great qualities of leadership, initiative and gallantry.
** Captain Frank was wounded and captured at Arnhem on 21st September 1944. He was taken to a hospital in Arnhem and at 2200 hours the same day, he and another wounded officer climbed out of a window and crawled through the hospital gardens to a wood. They immediately came into the hands of friends and on 6th October members of the Resistance Movement guided Captain Frank to Ede, where he assisted in organising the supply of arms to evaders and escapers in the area. On 22nd October he participated in the large-scale evacuation across the Waal to reach British lines.
*** Captain Frank was Second-in-Command of the Company of 2nd Parachute Battalion which captured the vital Arnhem bridge on the evening of 17th September. He assumed command of the Company on the evening of the following day. The next morning, three enemy Tanks got into position close to a house held by one of his forward Platoons and shelled it at very close range. The Platoon was forced to evacuate the house temporarily thus causing a very serious gap in the defence. Realising the danger of the situation, Captain Frank at once organised a party of two P.I.A.Ts. which he himself led under heavy fire, to a position on the flank from which he could engage the Tanks. Meanwhile, two more Tanks appeared. Altogether, three Tanks were hit and all of them withdrew. The situation was restored and the platoon enabled to re-occupy the house. Later in the day, Captain Frank was wounded in the foot. At midday on the following day, when the situation was becoming critical, Captain Frank again took over command of the remnants of his Company and that evening, despite his wound, led a successful counter attack against a house held by the enemy. During the time this officer had commanded the Company, it had been attacked repeatedly by Tanks and infantry in overwhelming strength, and it was largely due to Captain Frank's leadership and personal example that these attacks were successfully driven off. This officer ultimately escaped from a German hospital and played a leading part in the planning and execution of a most brilliant operation in which 130 armed men, after lying up for four weeks, passed through the German lines and crossed the Rhine. Throughout this period, Captain Frank moved about amongst the Germans with complete disregard of his own safety and showed the greatest daring, leadership and efficiency.
Fraser,
William Annfred
W.A. Fraser

1916
Kiltearn district, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
-
20.09.1944
(KIA)
[Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, 17.A.9]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
01.03.1941 [176422]
WS/Lt.
01.09.1942
T/Capt.
28.11.1943
01.03.1941


commissioned, The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) [emergency commission]
11.03.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Liaison Officer, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [killed in action])
Frazer,
Simon Macleod
S.M. Frazer
(06?).1906
Fulham, London
-
10.06.1991
2nd Lt.
04.07.1927 [64382]
Lt.
07.03.1939
Lt.
22.01.1941
WS/Capt.
22.01.1942
T/Maj.
23.10.1943
Hon. Maj.
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
10.06.1967
HM's birthday 67
Efficiency Decoration TD
14.11.1967
-
Education: MB, BS
04.07.1927


commissioned, Territorial Army - General List (University Candidates)
07.03.1935
-
30.10.1935
Territorial Army - General List (Officer Training Corps, Imperial Service College Contingent, Junior Division)
30.10.1936
-
(01.1939)
Army Service Corps Unit, Officer Training Corps, University of London
24.08.1939


mobilized
22.01.1941


transferred, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army
(09.1944)


Second-in-Command, 181st Airlanding Field Ambulance (Arnhem [captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 686) in German captivity (Reserve-Lazarett IV)
?
-
01.04.1964
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Director of Health Services, Bermuda.
Frost,
John Dutton
J.D. Frost




Son of late Brig.Gen. Frank Dutton Frost, CBE, MC and Elsie Dora Bright.
Married (1947) Jean MacGregor Lyle; one son, one daughter.
31.12.1912
Poona, India
-
21.05.1993
Milland, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [53721]
Lt. 01.09.1935
Capt. 01.09.1940
A/Maj. 17.12.1941-16.03.1942
T/Maj. 17.03.1942-19.02.1943
WS/Maj. 20.02.1943
Maj. 01.07.1946
A/Lt.Col. 20.11.1942-19.02.1943
T/Lt.Col. 20.02.1943-15.02.1948, 24.02.1952-07.04.1955
local Lt.Col. 23.12.1949-31.12.1951, 18.02.1952-23.02.1952
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1953
Lt.Col. 27.05.1955
T/Col. 27.06.1955-27.05.1956
Col. 28.05.1956
T/Brig. 27.03.1958-27.05.1960
Brig. 28.05.1960
Maj.Gen. 11.10.1961, seniority 10.02.1961 (retd 18.04.1967)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1964 New Year 64
Distinguished Service Order DSO 11.02.1943 North Africa 42-43
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.09.1945 Arnhem 09.44
MC 15.05.1942 Bruneval raid 27.02.42
1939-19145 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - & clasp 1st Army
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Coronation Medal 1953 CorM 1953 -

Grand Officer, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 1966.

Education: Wellington College; RMC Sandhurstl Staff College, Camberley (1946)
01.09.1932     commissioned, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
17.06.1938 - 04.03.1941 seconded to the Iraq Levies
local Capt. 01.06.1940-31.08.1940
29.09.1941 - 16.12.1941 Adjutant
1941 - 1945 Major and Lt­Col, Parachute Regiment (Bruneval raid, 1942; Oudna, 1942; Tunisian campaign, 1942-43; Primosole Bridge, 1943; Italian campaign, 1943; Arnhem Bridge, 1944)
(09.1944)     Commanding Officer, 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [wounded, captured])
09.1944 - 04.1945 POW (No. 2136) in German captivity (Oflag IX-A/H, Spangenberg, Hessen)
16.02.1948 - 30.11.1949 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Lowland District
23.12.1949 - 01.01.1952 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Senior Officers' School
24.02.1952 - 31.08.1952 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), South Malaya District
01.09.1952 - 11.09.1953 Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), 17th Gurkha Infantry Division
12/09/1953 - 31.01.1955 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 17th Gurkha Infantry Division District
27.06.1955 - 27.08.1957 Commader & Chief Instructor, School of Infantry, Southeastern Command, Netheravon
27.03.1958 - 29.03.1961 Commander, 44 Parachute Brigade Group (TA)
11.10.1961 - 20.02.1964 General Officer Commanding, 52nd Lowland Division District & Infantry Division
25.02.1964 - 23.01.1967 General Officer Commanding Troops in Malta and Libya
1965     Commander Malta Land Force
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), West Sussex, 1982.
Published: A drop too many (1980); Two Para - Falklands (1983); Nearly there : some memoirs (1991).
Fuller,
Herbert John
H.J. Fuller
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Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.12.1940 [160594]
WS/Lt.
07.06.1942
T/Capt.
15.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy 43-44
07.12.1940


commissioned, Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
?


transferred, The East Lancashire Regiment
01.08.1942


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Intelligence Officer, B Squadron (No. 1 Wing), The Glider Pilot Regiment (Arnhem)

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