The Reports section is for detailed accounts or miscellaneous information, connected with any aspect of the 6th Airborne's activity in Normandy, that, by their in-depth nature, cannot easily be accommodated on any other part of the site. Some of these reports I shall compile myself, but contributions from external sources are most welcome. Send me an email if you wish to contribute -


Official Accounts

Operation Overlord: An Account of the Part taken by No.1 Special Service Brigade

Detailing the Brigade's actions from the 6th June to 26th August 1944.


The 6th Airborne Divisional Engineers on D Day 1944

The actions of the 6th Airborne's Royal Engineers on D-Day. Written by Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Lowman.


1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

An official report into the activities of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and the 1st Centaur Battery R.C.A. in Normandy.


22nd Independent Parachute Company

A report on the activities of the Company on D-Day.


Employment of 711 Infanterie Division on the Invasion Front

A report on the activities of this German Division by its commander.




The Battle for Breville, 12th June 1944 by Richard Salt


The Merville Gun Battery and its Role After the 9th Parachute Battalion's Attack by Carl Rymen



Nominal Rolls

Coup-de-Main Force

12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment

22nd Independent Parachute Company

317 (Airborne) Field Security Section



Roll of Honour

1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles




13th Battalion The Parachute Regiment: Luard's Own

Written by Major Ellis "Dixie" Dean MBE, MC, a history of the 13th Parachute Battalion.


Blackjacks at War: WWII & the 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron by Major Steven C. Franklin, USAF

The history of the Squadron which, as part of the 52nd Troop Carrier Group, carried British paratroopers to Arnhem in September 1944.


The History of 591 Antrim Airborne Squadron, Royal Engineers, 6th Airborne Division

Written in 1945 by Major Jack, a comprehensive account of the 591st Parachute Squadron.


Recollections of the Operations undertaken by "A" Squadron of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars during the 1944-45 Campaign in Europe


Up The Airborne: The History of the 12th Yorkshire Bn The Parachute Regiment



Miscellaneous Information

Official Letters

Transcripts of documents sent to various commanders in the aftermath of the 6th Airborne's role in Normandy.


38 and 46 Groups Airlift Allocation

A breakdown of the number of aircraft provided by each of the Squadrons of 38 and 46 Group to fulfil specific roles during the airlifts and resupply sorties.