1st British Airborne Division
Arnhem, September 1944
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Vedeniapine,
Alexis Peter
A.P. Vedeniapine

Son of Peter Vedeniapine, officer in the Probeshensky.

15.02.1916
St Petersburg, Russia
-
05.1991
Bath district, Somerset
Sgt.
1942? [5441604]
2nd Lt.
09.09.1943 [282332]
WS/Lt.
09.03.1944
Lt.
01.11.1946, seniority 09.03.1944 (reld 25.08.1949)
Hon. Capt.
25.08.1949
Military Medal MM
15.06.1943
North Africa 42-43
Order of the Bronze Lion (Netherlands) BL
20.03.1947
Arnhem 09.44 *
* date of dutch Royal Decree 09.02.1946
Education: Woodford School, Essex; Cirencester Agricultural College.



family moved to Vladisvostok, then Shanghai; educated in the UK
1939


joined [as a Private] The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
(1942)
-
(1943)
served [as a NCO], 3rd Parachute Battalion (North Africa, Sicily)
09.09.1943


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


Intelligence Officer, 3rd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
01.11.1946
-
25.08.1949
short service commission, Intelligence Corps



after the war he continued in intelligence briefly in India, and then 5 years in Hong Kong before returning to England to farm
Vickers,
Arthur Andrew
A.A. Vickers
(06?).1920
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
14.11.1942 [251602]
WS/Lt.
14.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
14.11.1942


commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) [emergency commission]
26.05.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Platoon (A Company), 11th Parachute Battalion (Arnhem)
Vlasto,
Robert Alexander
"Robin"
R.A. Vlasto
Son of Alexandre George "Bob" Vlasto (1897-1935), and Eileen Lazenby (remarried Turner) (1899-?).
Engaged (04.1946; 11.1946 broken off) Lavinia Nowill, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Magsmor Nowill, of Athens.
Married ((06?).1947, Westminster district, Middlesex) Jill Vlasto (née Pollock) (08.07.1924 - 16.05.2004), of The Cottage, Hurst, Berkshire; one son, two daughters.
Residence: (1946) Lavender Farm, Ascot, Berkshire.
09.02.1924
Calcutta, India
-
10.2003
Bramdean, Winchester district, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.03.1943 [265726]
WS/Lt.
06.09.1943 (reld 28.10.1946; disability)
Hon. Lt.
28.10.1946
Education: Charterhouse.
06.03.1943


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]
30.12.1943


transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
(09.1944)
-
25.09.1944
Officer Commanding, 1 Platoon (A Company), 2nd Parachute Battalion (Arnhem [POW])
25.09.1944
-
(04?).1945
POW in German captivity (# 567, Oflag 79, Braunschweig, Niedersachsen)
Merchant banker Ralli Bros., 1947. Member Stock Exchange, 1962. Investment adviser G & L Ralli Investment & Trustee Co., 1974. Chairman of Lerryn Investments Limited, 1960s.

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