This section of the website is dedicated to the telling of the stories of those who fought with the 2nd Parachute Brigade. I would like to fill it with as many as possible; first-hand accounts by the persons concerned are preferable, though second-hand accounts are equally welcome. Stories may concern men of the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group, the 1st Airborne Task Force, as well as the German forces who opposed them and civilians who lived in or around the area in which they operated. Accounts will also be accepted from other formations, such USAAF or 7th US Army, if the subject matter is at all connected to the 2nd Parachute Brigade.


The stories may be of any length, anything from a description of a single incident to a full account of their entire wartime experience. 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 and let me know.


Biographies, sorted alphabetically


Allied Forces


2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Group

Brigade Headquarters

4th Parachute Battalion

5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion

6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion

1st Independent Parachute Platoon