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HONOUR THY FATHER

By Myles Sanderson

On the 70th anniversary of VJ Day in August 2015, The Times published the following letter from me:

“Sir, In March 1944 my late father John Sanderson, a captain in 152nd Battalion of 50th Indian Para Brigade

POEM OF THE MONTH

We asked 7 RHA and French Foreign Legion veteran Jock Love, a war poet who ranks with bygone greats like Edmund Blunden, Alan Seeger and Isaac Rosenberg, if he would choose a Poem of the Month for us. For May …

AN ARNHEM WAR CRIME

Niall Cherry, late of 23 & 144 PFA, tells the story of The Two Lieutenants.

Hidden in an unmarked grave: Lieutenants Bussell and Cambier

This is the story of two young officers from The Parachute Regiment who took part …

LIONEL’S COTTAGE…

By Prosper Keating

Captain Lionel Queripel of the 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross after the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, has been commemorated in various ways over the years. The latest tribute is …

ParaData

ParaData is the living history of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces. It tells the story of Airborne forces from their inception, through to the present day with imagery, videos, interviews, biographies of campaigns, units and individuals. This site is …

PROSPER KEATING

PRA Editorial Consultant

Prosper Keating, who has joined the PRA Social Media Team as an Editorial Consultant, served in 10 PARA from 1983 to 1993 with 4 Coy and, later, Signals Platoon as a Regimental Signals Instructor. Some of what …

A LIVING MEMORIAL

The Pegasus Display Team –– by Prosper Keating

Different kinds of memorial. Courtesy of Isobel Roberts

The black and white D-Day stripes on the wings of the WW2-vintage Dakota Drag ‘Em Oot were clearly visible to the crowd below as …