The Sergeants Mess, 9th Parachute Battalion, most probably before the Normandy landings. Sergeant Roy Tarrant, attached from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, may be seventh from the left on the back row. He was killed in action on the 17th June 1944. Sergeant Stephen Doran, captured three weeks after jumping astray in Normandy, is first from the right on the back row. Can anyone put names to any faces? Please send an email to if you can. Click here for a full-size (476kb) photograph. Copyright: Ray Doran.