Men of the 1st Parachute Battalion waiting to take-off on Sunday 17th September. Copyright: Airborne Forces Museum.


Back row, left to right: Unknown, Corporal Albert Osborne (KIA 21/09/44), Jack Whitehead, Gobold, Wildman, Jock Clements, Unknown, Harvey, Frank Thompson, Sergeant Buck Taylor and Lieutenant Leo Heaps (a Canadian attached to the Battalion, and awarded the Military Cross for his involvement with the Dutch Resistance after the battle).


Front row (including the two kneeling men on the right): Ron George, Kitsby, Tommy Davies, King, Wally Boldock, Unknown, Sullivan, possibly Lieutenant William John Fisher Sutton (Assault Platoon) and Wilson.