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6th Airborne Division, British Airborne, Arnhem, SS/Wehrmacht, General World War 2, Museums, Parachute Regimental Association, Living History Groups, Organisations, Battlefield Tours, Equipment, Other Sites

 

 

6th Airborne Division

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1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in Holland

A history of the Battalion's actions in Holland, January and February 1945.

 

3rd Parachute Brigade

Excellent website about the Brigade. Includes detailed histories, veteran's memories, and a lot of information about airborne equipment.

 

A Coy, 7th (L.I.) Parachute Battalion

Includes a history of the battalion, veterans accounts and equipment details.

 

Airborne History Canada

 

The Airborne Soldier

About the British Airborne at Arnhem and in Normandy

 

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Headquarters Company

A Living History Group. Includes a thorough history, Roll of Honour and equipment details.

 

Go To It Gunners

The Royal Artillery units of the 6th Airborne Division

 

The Merville Battery

A detailed account of the assault upon the Battery.

 

Parachute Regiment War Dead, Buried in France

Contains names and basic details of all members of the Airborne Forces buried in France. Includes photographs of most headstones.

 

 

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.

 

196 Squadron

History and photographs of the Squadron.

 

Allied Special Forces Association - Memorial Grove

A Roll of Honour website.

 

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.

 

Special Forces Roll Of Honour

A Roll of Honour website.

 

 

Arnhem

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Battle of Arnhem 1944 Monument Site

A tour of the principal landmarks and monuments around the Arnhem area.

 

Glory in Defeat - Russian only

A Russian site about Operation Market Garden

 

Marketgarden.com

Andries Hoekstra's long standing and award winning website about Market Garden. Includes a veteran's memories section, and lists of all the 1st Airborne's dead.

 

Operatie Market Garden in de Provincies Brabant en Gelderland - Dutch only

A Dutch site about Operation Market Garden

 

Operation Market Garden

A site about Market Garden. Includes an appeal to locate a soldier of XXX Corps.

 

 

Operation Market Garden - The Complete Story

An excellent site describing the whole of Market Garden. Contains very detailed accounts of noteworthy actions, a wealth of equipment information, and also its own discussion forum.

 

 

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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224 Airborne Medical Company

 

Aircrew Remembered

 

Chindit Chasing, Operation Longcloth 1943

 

Ecos da Segunda Guerra

Brazilian website about the Second World War.

 

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

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

 

The Pathfinder Year - 97 Squadron at Bourn

 

Wartime Press

 

World War 2 Photofinder

 

An excellent links site.

 

WWII Brazil

 

World War II Plus 55

An excellent site. A day by day history of World War 2.

 

 

Museums

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Airborne Assault

The Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

 

The Museum of Army Flying

Based in Hampshire. Contains a collection of gliders.

 

 

Parachute Regimental Association

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The Airborne Engineers Association

 

British Airborne Forces Association (Vic) Inc.

Contains many excellent and vivid accounts by veterans.

 

British Airborne Forces (N.Z.) Inc.

 

Ex-Red Devil's Worldwide

Contains many Airborne related pages.

 

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.

 

The Royal Cornwall Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

 

 

Living History Groups

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3rd Parachute Brigade

Excellent website about the Brigade. Includes detailed histories, veteran's memories, and a lot of information about airborne equipment.

 

89 / 317 Field Security Sections

 

A Coy, 7th (L.I.) Parachute Battalion

Includes a history of the battalion, veterans accounts and equipment details.

 

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Headquarters Company

A Living History Group. Includes a thorough history, Roll of Honour and equipment details.

 

C Company, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalionn Living History Unit

Includes a detailed history and photographs.

 

Royal Ulster Rifles World War 2 Living History Group

 

 

Organisations

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3rd Parachute Battalion Palestine 1945-1948

Reuniting men of the 3rd Battalion who served in Palestine.

 

43rd & 52nd Old Comrades

A mailing list for veterans of the 43rd and 52nd (1st and 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry).

 

Commando Veterans Association

Contains a great deal of information on Commando units.

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Defence Postal & Courier Services Veterans' Association

 

Help For Heroes

Supporting wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

The Royal British Legion

 

 

Battlefield Tours

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Battle Honours

Battlefield tours of, amongst other places, Normandy, Pegasus Bridge, and Arnhem.

 

D-Day Normandy Tours

 

In the footsteps, Battlefield Tours

 

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

 

War History 1944 Battlefield Tours

Tours of the 1944 battlefields of France and the Low Countries, including Normandy, Market Garden, and the Battle of Bulge.

 

 

Equipment

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British WW2 Airborne Militaria

High quality pictures of the fighting knife carried by paratroopers and commandos. Also includes Airborne clothing.

 

The Enigma Machine

Links to numerous detailed websites.

 

The Handley-Page HALIFAX

Contains technical details as well as histories and a Roll of Honour of Halifax squadrons.

 

The RAF Short Stirling Bomber Homepage

Excellent site on the bomber.

 

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.

 

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.

 

ComradesandColleagues.com

UK Armed Forces reunion site.

 

Dan's World War II Travels & Sites Of Interest

 

DirectoryGenealogy.com

Genealogy directory, provide genus information and resources.

 

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

 

Historic Newspapers

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

 

History Quiz

Challenging quizzes courtesy of DK Books.

 

Hitler's Third Reich and World War II in the News

Second World War articles.

 

Lost contact? Ever wondered what your old colleagues are up to? The safe, secure and completely free way to get back in touch.

 

Neil Barber

The author of numerous excellent airborne-themed books.

 

Nga Toa

Meaning "Many Warriors" in Maori. A project dedicated to preserving the oral histories of New Zealandís last remaining World War II veterans.

 

Uniform Dating for Forces and Army Personnel

Forces dating, Armed Forces Singles dating Site Offering Free Personals for Armed Forces Personnel throughout the World.

 

Uniform Dating

USA, UK and Commonwealth dating service for those in uniform.

 

USAMilitaryMedals.com

Official US Department of Defense military medals and service ribbons.

 

Wear Your Poppy With Pride Campaign

 

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