Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess of the 9th Parachute Battalion, Sandhurst Block, Bulford Barracks, April 1944, but it is certainly pre-Normandy, most likely early 1944. Click here for a full-size (100kb) photograph. Copyright: Mick Marshall.


Back row, left to right: Sergeant J. Goldstone, Lance-Sergeant W. Winstone, Sergeants R. Williams, E. Smith, E. Archer, G. Eaton and S. Brewster, Lance-Sergeant A. Tidiman, Sergeant W. Bell and Lance-Sergeant Hercock?


Fourth row: Sergeant R. England, Lance-Sergeant G. Fordham, Sergeants E. Young, G. Chaplin, A. Mobsby, M. Samman, A. Pinkus, R. Walford, F. Lodge, T. Francis, P. Reeve and P. ?.


Third row: Sergeants R. Hall, Edgar Easlea, D. Woodcraft, H. Long, A. Woodcock, Sid Knight, D. Smith, S. Towler (Army Catering Corps), Roy Tarrant (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), G. Birch, R. Hurrell, J. Young, A. Crisp.


Second row: Sergeant Patrick McGeever, R. Chillingworth, H. Salter, J. Bullock, W. Coote, F. Dorkins, J. Senior, C. Best, L. Galperin, K. Batey, A. Barrett, C. Clarke MM and R. A. Jenkins.


Front row: Colour Sergeants A. Graham, E. Parker, J. Ivey and A. Davies, CSMI C. D. Miller, CSM C. J. Barber, RSM G. E. Gaunt, Lieutenant-Colonel M. A. Lindsay, RQMS L. F. Harrison, CSM's A. Ross and J. Harries, CSMI J. Harold, Colour Sergeants A. Taylor and R. A. Baker, and W. G. Beckwith.