This section lists the names and details of those men of the 6th Airborne Division and their attached units who gave their lives in Normandy. Further information, regarding the fatalities of the 1st and 4th Special Service Brigades, 38 and 46 Groups of the RAF, the 5th Battalion The Black Watch, the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, the 1st Belgian Brigade and the Princess Irene Brigade would be most welcome. If you can help with these, or if you can spot any mistakes below or fill in any blanks, let me know -


6th Airborne Division


Divisional HQ


3rd Parachute Brigade

Brigade HQ

8th Parachute Battalion

9th Parachute Battalion

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

3rd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

3rd Parachute Squadron, RE

224th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


5th Parachute Brigade

Brigade HQ

7th Parachute Battalion

12th Parachute Battalion

13th Parachute Battalion

4th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

591st Parachute Squadron, RE

225th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


6th Airlanding Brigade

1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

2nd Battalion The Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment

249th (Airborne) Field Company, RE

195th Airlanding Field Ambulance, RAMC


Divisional Units

53rd (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment, RA

2nd Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, RA

22nd Independent Parachute Company

6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment

286th (Airborne) Field Park Company, RE

6th Airborne Divisional Signals

63rd Composite Company, RASC

398th Composite Company, RASC

716th Light Composite Company, RASC

6th (Airborne) Divisional Ordnance Field Park, RAOC

6th (Airborne) Divisional Workshops, REME

10th Airlanding Light Aid Detachment, REME

12th Airlanding Light Aid Detachment, REME

6th (Airborne) Divisional Provost Company, CMP


Units Attached to the Division

The Glider Pilot Regiment

Servicemen Attached to the 6th Airborne Division


1st Special Service Brigade


No.3 Commando

No.4 Commando

No.6 Commando

No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando

No.45 (Royal Marine) Commando


4th Special Service Brigade


No.41 (Royal Marine) Commando

No.46 (Royal Marine) Commando

No.47 (Royal Marine) Commando

No.48 (Royal Marine) Commando


Royal Air Force


38 Group

190 Squadron

196 Squadron

296 Squadron

297 Squadron

299 Squadron

620 Squadron


46 Group

48 Squadron

233 Squadron

271 Squadron

512 Squadron