Officers Mess of the 3rd Parachute Battalion, taken at Spalding, Lincolnshire, in June 1944. Click here for a full-size (504kb) photograph.


Back row, left to right: Lieutenants A. Baxter, Collett, Archibald, S. Burnard (QM), Alexis Vedeniapine MM, G. Infield, S. Bennett, Ellis "Dixie" Dean DCM, J. Gillespie, J. Pryce, Jimmy Cleminson, E. James MC, Len Wright, D. Bentham, M. Dickson, G. Hill and B. Ash.


Front row: Captains John Rutherford, Wilfred Robinson and G. Street MC, Majors Peter Waddy, Mervyn Dennison and Richard Lonsdale DSO, MC, Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. Yeldham, Captain E. Seccombe, Major J. Houston and Alan Bush, Captains Peter Lewis, R. Thessiger and Reverend E. Phillips.


Missing from the photograph: Lieutenants Peter Hibburt and W. A. Fraser, Captain Richard Dorrien-Smith, Lieutenants Raymond Bussell and H. D. Burwash, MC.