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British Airborne, Sicily, SS/Wehrmacht, General WW2, Museums, Parachute Regimental Associations, Living History Groups, Organisations, Battlefield Tours, Equipment, Other Sites.

 

British Airborne

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Para Data

The archive of the British Airborne Forces.

 

3rd Bn Parachute Regiment - Palestine 1945-1948

Contains hundreds of photographs of the Battalion's service in Palestine.

 

4 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers

An excellent site about the history of the 4th Para Squadron throughout World War 2.

 

The Assault Glider Project

Sister site of the above. Builders of life sized replica gliders.

 

The Glider Pilot Regiment 1942 - 1945

A history of the Regiment during the war.

 

RAF WWII 38 Group Squadrons Reunited

Includes Roll of Honour, Squadron histories, veterans stories, and a message board for veterans.

 

The SNAFU Special

The extraordinary history of Dakota 19539, 440th US Troop Carrier Group, now on display at the Merville Battery.

 

Special Forces Roll Of Honour

A Roll of Honour site.

 

 

Sicily

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Impavidus

An Italian archive of the Sicily Invasion. 

 

Lamba Doria

Contains many photographs of the Sicily Invasion.

 

 

SS/Wehrmacht

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www.feldgrau.com

The German Armed Forces, 1919-1945. Excellent site. Includes detailed unit histories.

 

 

General World War 2

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Aircrew Remembered

 

Chindit Chasing, Operation Longcloth 1943

 

Ecos da Segunda Guerra

Brazilian website about the Second World War.

 

The Pathfinder Year - 97 Squadron at Bourn

 

Wartime Press

 

World War 2 Photofinder

 

WWII Brazil

 

 

Museums

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Airborne Museum Hartenstein

The home page of the Airborne Museum at the Hartenstein Hotel, outside of Oosterbeek.

 

The Museum of Army Flying

Based in Hampshire. Contains a collection of gliders.

 

 

Parachute Regimental Associations

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The Airborne Engineers Association

 

British Airborne Forces Association (Vic) Inc.

Contains many excellent and vivid accounts by members who fought at Arnhem. Also biographies of members who served during World War 2 and beyond.

 

British Airborne Forces (N.Z.) Inc.

 

Leicester Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

 

Lothian Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

Contains a number of veterans stories.

 

Parachute 2 Club

Membership is open to all Past & Present Parachute trained personnel who served at anytime in or with the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. Includes a complete 2 Para Roll of Honour.

 

Pudsey Paras

The Bradford Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association.

 

 

Living History Groups

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89th (Parachute) / 317th (Airborne) Field Security Sections

 

Airborne Battle Wheels Oosterbeek

Honours the Battle of Arnhem veterans by maintaining their vehicles in a historically correct and driving state. 

 

Summer of 44 Living History Group

21st Independent Company and 1st Airlanding Light Regiment RA specialists.

 

 

Organisations

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Defence Postal & Courier Services Veterans' Association

 

Help For Heroes

Helping wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Rats of Tobruk Tribute

 

The Royal British Legion

 

 

Battlefield Tours

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Battlefield tours of Monte Cassino, Anzio and Salerno

 

Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books and Battlefield Maps

 

 

Equipment

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The Enigma Machine

Links to numerous detailed websites.

 

The Military Wireless Museum

Contains details of a large variety of radio sets, including types used at Arnhem.

 

Signals Collection '40-'45

Details of Allied radio equipment throughout the war, including the airborne's Type 19, 22, and 68 sets.

 

The Stirling Project

Contains images and diagrams.

 

The Vickers Machine Gun

A great deal of information about the famous machine gun, used in various roles at Arnhem.

 

The Wireless Set No.19 Homepage

A large site about the military and civilian service of the Type 19 radio set.

 

 

Other Sites

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Army Clothing

Military Regimental Badges for T Shirts Caps Fleeces, vests, corporate shirts.

 

The largest dedicated UK database of Forces and Ex-Forces Personnel on the web, run by Ex-Forces Personnel.

 

Hand & Lock

Chivalry badges, including the Civilian and Military Order of the Bath.

 

Historic Newspapers

A immense record of historic newspapers and a blog describing key events.

 

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

Covers all theatres and periods of military history. Includes biographies and equipment.

 

Neil Barber

The author of numerous excellent airborne-themed books.

 

Wear Your Poppy With Pride Campaign

 

World War II Connection sells signed World War Two books and prints.