No.2 Platoon, "A" Company, 7th Parachute Battalion in May 1944. On the front row, second, fourth, fifth and sixth from the left respectively, are Harry Aitkenhead, Sergeant J. R. "Nobby" Clarke, Captain William Bowyer and Lance-Sergeant Albert Edward Chappell (the two latter both KIA 06/06/44). Sergeant Clarke (5669783), originally of the Somerset Light Infantry, was the Platoon Sergeant of No.2 Platoon. Having completed parachute course 76 at R.A.F. Ringway, 2nd to 13th August 1943, his instructor commented "Excellent pupil and performer." Click here for a full-size (375kb) photograph.