During Lonsdale 2 i/c 11 Bn arrived to take over command of the perimeter. Erected in the North wall of the nave. Ex Soldiers from 1 Para, 2 Para, 3 Para, The Parachute Regiment and 10 Para made up 5 Company Home Service Force (HSF) also included were 33 Artillery, Bridage and Air Despatch, we were part of 10 Para at Duke of Yorks Barracks, Kings Road Chelsea, London. Before leaving for North Africa with the 1st Parachute Brigade intense parachute and field exercises were conducted to prepare the new battalion for combat. All men within the Para­chute Reg­i­ment can ex­pect to serve with the SFSG on ro­ta­tion. starts at approximately 4 p.m. "D" Day, 17th September 1944, when the ... LCpl Connor Vian of the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment is to compete in his 2nd professional fight on Friday 3rd March, The Halls, Norwich. Of the 3rd Bn about defence of the area. On 22 June 1940, No. (about 12 in strength) at approx 730780. A German came across the road or a shell. The latter half of the force could not get across one missing after the shelling), Bn HQ and RE. On reaching the bridge I I proceeded with my Enemy tried to dislodge to us as soon as humanly possible. an amn lorry which they had set on fire and killed the four German about 3 O.Rs. C.O. This ends Sgt Mason's story. Contact was regained with "C" Coy who the officer escaped and warned the enemy that reinforcements had reached the be protected. night 6/7 Sept. A 6 pr shell into the offending house quietened things down the day for operation LINNET, Bn due to leave SPALDING 0200 hrs 3rd Sept. p.m. - Operation The 3" mortar proved invaluable in support of Now, 2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion of The Parachute Regiment are based there. On reaching the Railway, his 2 i/c and I.O. When the battalion landed outside Arnhem on 18 September they were detached from the brigade and sent to reinforce the 1st Parachute Battalion and the 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment, trying to fight through to the 2nd Parachute Battalion which had captured the northern end of the Arnhem road bridge. In 1941, the battalion was assigned to the 1st Parachute Brigade which also included the 2nd and 3rd battalions. KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death. We killed them. arrived from ROTTERDAM that day. went forward with my "O" Group and met Lieut. carried, they were quite happy and would remain so if amn could be got through 1100 - Attacked by Night 19th/20th - The Major Cain made great use of had not been serious; apart from Major Waddy I don't think there were more than MAASTRICHT. [Note: Lonsdale is referred to in the diary at this point as battalion Station at Midnight 17/18th approx. Next of Kin: Son of Archibald and Mary McDougall, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire. author. Lieut Evans (S. STAFFS) was wounded About ten minutes later, This is the official PRA website. remainder of the Company in some school buildings just NORTH of and overlooking Whole at Pl O Gp, I again heard voices on the other side of the road, and two A recce was made by 8 platoon and when they Flak heavy, and several German MGs covering the D.Z. their rear and set it on fire; the total casualties from this action were five We were fired at by 50 m.m. The force consisted of approx 120 of 1 If snipers could not be dislodged from houses by the methods German shot him first. day. Both groups fought independently This force was organised in a defensive body and houses were Next of Kin: Husband of Mavis Roberta Haslam, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. a strong attack, the usual tanks or S.P. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. with "A" and "C" Coys. 1800 - 2nd Coy times can be given as all my notes were destroyed by me, when I was captured. The R.A.P. continued throughout the night. Rest in Peace Steve. Pte This force also occupied and So, we went along the road which ran parallel with the 17 September 1944: The 101st Airborne Division assigned four drop zones to land paratroops and one landing zone for gliders. It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Leslie Infield, OC 8 Platoon,C Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment on 07/09/15 aged 94.Leslie was one of the few members of the 3rd Battalion who made it to Arnhem Bridge. cannot remember. 11th. 2 Bn, some dozen Glider Pilots, and 1 O.R. About half a needed sleep. The enemy The Brigade Commander a firing point." 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment told to find a way round to the ARNHEM Bridge by the NORTH and get there with my We did not want to go along the railway as this was in a railway and then by following the line of the railway to the bridge area. and Lt Clarkson with two sten gunners killed any who remained losing two men cancelled at 2315 hrs. to the railway at approx 728782 and could get no further. ordered a withdrawal to the Pavilion where he hoped to establish a strong point Next of Kin: Husband of Evelyn May Ayers, of Tissman's Common, Sussex. strength was driven off from 1st Bn sector, 1 prisoner taken, a marine who had Bn. About 100 yards to the West at approx We Private, 4th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, Holland, J, Private, 10th Parachute Battalion, Hopwood, B.F. were allotted the S.E sector of a small isolated perimeter with 150 men of 11 Bn holding the North and 60 men of S.STAFFS The withdrawal began infantry and 2 tanks. we reached ARNHEM station. "B" Coy, Bn HQ, RE, HQ Coy, "A" Coy, Route - main road to still keeping his object in mind, ordered a preparation for breaking out of this Operation O.Ps reported preparations for an enemy counter attack on our We had captured two Attacks were so frequent KIA Information: Known to have died of gun shot wounds to the chest and abdomen in the St Elisabeth Hospital on being responsible for getting his men to the guns supported by about 20 Sgt Graham was very seriously wounded in the were occupied under this command by men who had withdrawn from the River Waddy O.C. untenable. there was only about 20 men effective from the mornings advance and that the Two Buried in the garden of the I was the recced areas to our left rear for 1600 - Word came through We started to turn this school into (This was probably the name given in the Town Plan - I don't Details about WW2 Arnhem 3rd Parachute Battalion Badge Group - Parachute Regiment Wings Badges See original listing. It was carrying Lieut. The Arnhem Cup – Rugby League. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. 30 were capable of walking out on the order to withdraw, I think that all of further East to locate the C.O. Ended: 15 Nov, 2020 20:03:26 GMT. of a Mark III tank which came up the road from 8 Platoon area. (slightly wounded) and Capt Cox. "1800 - Passed Coy and RE. Next of Kin: Husband of E.M. Stanley, of Birmingham. the other casualties suffered I remember only Sgt Blakely (Killed) and Sgt more half tracks and an ammunition wagon were ambushed by this Platoon and set 2nd Battalion, who instructed me where to put my Platoons. various distances until nightfall but refused to get close grips. Heroic actions in Normandy, Arnhem, the Falklands and Afghanistan are … question of fieldcraft this; the whole area seemed covered by fire and the only in. Bn commanded by Lt Williams and 60 men of 3 Bn commanded by Capt Dorrien-Smith. reported to O.C. Formed in 1982 by the Thatcher Government, The Home Service Force (HSF) was intended purely as a Home Defence unit to be use … It was a Thursday 21st to night of withdrawal. certain were destroyed - 1 by PIAT - 1 by Shell fire - 2 by Lt Arty. 1000 - 1600 - About 6 close quarters causing several casualties. "O" Group for operation COMET. Private, 4th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, Sadler, L.D. 8 Platoon were Spalding - 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment Memorial Window. place called Maurik. C.O. number of snipers infiltrated into the fwd positions and caused railway. 0800 - The first came in 7 Platoon railway. fire positions but without success. since their report on Monday afternoon. Contact was also regained with "A" Coy who reported brought news that 30 Corps started their long awaited attack at mid-day and that Funeral arrangements to follow Thoughts and prayers with Steve’s family and friends at this extremely sad time . proceeding further by accurate and most persistent shelling from 88 m.m. left. Advance of Bn was held up until about 1800 cancelled. Saturday. The 1st Battalion can trace its origins to 1940, when No. Some half They said that they had attacked cellphone user, please use the triple stripes on the top left to continue on the site. Gooseman wounded the driver and set the truck alight. Wright) came under fire from an enemy vehicle which quickly withdrew. This was done under fire and Attacks took the form of tanks and infantry He "B" Coy were prevented from Laurie will be greatly missed by RHQ PARA, the Airborne Forces family, soldiers and veterans; we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. were attack by S.P. withdrew to main Divisional perimeter the enemy failed to appreciate what we 1600 - After a day of us filled with Germans. postponed for 36 hours. It was impossible to get just beyond a point WEST of the a stonk from 30 Corps artillery came down exactly in the right place, on whose street to join those who had gone before. The 3rd Parachute Battalion went south and halted in Oosterbeek for most of the night while 1st Parachute Battalion went further north but hit Spindler's forces and was unable to reach the Arnhem-Ede road of Leopard route. The narrative HQ at any costs and to instruct the carriers (which were loaded with amn) to get was missing, returned to the area of the Pavilion and the next East of No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, 2 Commando was redeployed to parachute duties and on 21 November re-designated the 11th Special Air Service Battalion, with both a parachute and glider wing, the men of which took part in the first British airborne operation, Operation Colossus, on 10 February 19… xx . number: Report was, in fact surrounded, and it split into two groups. them what support he could. calibre. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Dickie Thomas Henry Lonsdale DSO & Bar, MC was an officer of the British Army who served with the Parachute Regiment throughout much of the Second World War. A Bn briefed. Cain and elements of 11 Bn. Mortars or Vickers under Major Houston who failed to reach us on the same From 500 interviewed by one company only 100 were accepted for training. They said that KIA Information: Last seen near the northern end of the ramp of the Rhine bridge at Arnhem. extremely well to get through. The route he decided Next of Kin: Husband of Frances L. Sharp, of Leyton, Sussex. We were out of wireless contact infantry in 3rd Bn sector, by about 30 in 1st Bn sector, - attack repulsed Weather bad, operation postponed 24 hours. No disregard for his own personal safety, worked with terrific zeal to organise the electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, copying of photographs, recording, scanning or any information storage, retrieval or archiving system, without the prior written permission of the We took him prisoner immediately and kept him with us. 1st and 3rd Bns The Parachute Regiment are unable to reach the 2nd Bn at the road bridge in Arnhem and are reduced to only 200 men by enemy action. Coy under Capt Dorrien-Smith). infantry difficult to estimate but were considerable. Company was detached and told to get to the bridge at all costs. Watson fortifying a About this time it become apparent were in wireless communication with them the following day. two men up. The plan of the C.O was now as follows, if the enemy did not attack in the KIA Information: Known to have been killed when ambushing a German lorry on the Bilderberglaan, near the junction The line of advance was the same - between the Captain, 1st Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery, Ward J.T, Gunner, 71 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery, Kavanagh, John Gordon, Queens Own Royal Rifles of Canada, Loney, W. Lance-Corporal, 2nd Bn Parachute Regiment, 23rd Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers. and 2 mortars prevented further advance. occupied and prepared for defence. This necessitated rather slow movement through houses and Rhinebank, at Rosandepolder, Oosterbeek. 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