This section of the website is dedicated to the telling of the stories of those who fought in the 6th Airborne Division's area in Germany. I would like to fill this section with as many stories as possible, first-hand accounts by the persons concerned are preferable, though second-hand accounts are equally welcome. Stories may concern men of the 6th Airborne Division, the Glider Pilot Regiment, 38 and 46 Groups of the RAF, as well as the German forces who opposed them and civilians who lived in or around the areas in which they operated. Stories will also be accepted from other formations, such as RAF or other Army units, if the subject matter is at all connected to the 6th Airborne Division or any of the units mentioned above.


The stories may be of any length, anything from a description of a single incident to a full description of the three month campaign. Background details and photographs of the people concerned are also welcome. Also, if you know of any further details about a person mentioned here, or know any information to be incorrect, please write to me and let me know.


Biographies, sorted alphabetically


Allied Forces


6th Airborne Division


Divisional Headquarters and Defence Platoon


3rd Parachute Brigade

Brigade Headquarters

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

8th Parachute Battalion

9th Parachute Battalion

3rd Parachute Squadron, RE

224th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


5th Parachute Brigade

Brigade Headquarters

7th Parachute Battalion

12th Parachute Battalion

13th Parachute Battalion

591st Parachute Squadron, RE

225th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


6th Airlanding Brigade

Brigade Headquarters

1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment

195th Airlanding Field Ambulance, RAMC


Divisional Units

53rd (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment, RA

No.2 Forward Observation Unit, RA

6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment

6th Airborne Divisional Signals

22nd Independent Parachute Company

6th (Airborne) Divisional Ordnance Field Park, RAOC

716th Light Composite Company, RASC


Attached Units

The Glider Pilot Regiment


Other Units


1st British Airborne Corps