Men of Support Company Headquarters Group, 2nd Parachute Battalion, at Barletta, Italy, October 1943. Click here for a full-size (204kb) photograph.


Back row (left to right): Private George McCracken (KIA 23/09/44 during Major Tony Hibbert's escape attempt), Sergeant W. A. G. Nelmes, CSM J. E. Bishop, Lieutenant John Monsell, and Privates Evans and L. Shurmer (Signals Platoon).


Front row: Two unknown privates with a pet dog and a No.18 wireless set.