12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion - Normandy 1944

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  1. WW2Nation

    WW2Nation Member

    My name is Lawrence. I am a researcher who is currently researching the Battle of Breville-les-Monts in June 1944, and specifically the British 12th (York’s) Parachute Battalion’s involvement within this, as well as also focusing on their Normandy campaign. As I am trying to help keep the history of this period alive alongside fellow 6th Airborne Division historian Neil Barber, and tell the story of as many of those men of 12th Parachute Battalion as I can do.

    I am very keen to get in contact with any surviving members of the 12th Parachute Battalion who served in Normandy in 1944, and also speak with any relatives/family members of those veterans that served here with the 12th Battalion.

    I’m incredibly keen to try and help keep the story of these men alive and tell as many of their individual accounts / experiences as I can do, as a way of paying my respects to this remarkable generation.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. WW2Nation

    WW2Nation Member

    Thanks Clive, much appreciated. I will post a message in both of these threads.
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    It might be worth sending a private message to the original thread starter in the other threads you posted in.
    Some have not been on the forum for a long time

    regards
    Clive
     
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  5. WW2Nation

    WW2Nation Member

    thanks.
     
  6. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Have you tried Para Data? fair bit about 12th on there.
     
  7. WW2Nation

    WW2Nation Member

    Thanks Reddrop. Yes I am already in contact and working with the team there.
     
  8. Malcolm Ford

    Malcolm Ford Member

    Hi
     
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  9. WW2Nation

    WW2Nation Member

    Hi Malcolm, I have just dropped you a message.
     
  10. Malcolm Ford

    Malcolm Ford Member

    Hi Lawrence
    Just picked up on your post my uncle was killed at this battle.
    I have some of his papers etc it would be interesting to talk
    You can phone me I have been looking for info and you may be able to fill in some gaps
    Kind regards
    Malcolm
    Ps his name was Edward Fisher and is buried with his mates in
    Ranville
     
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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    please take out your phone number

    send a private message to forum member
     
  12. Malcolm Ford

    Malcolm Ford Member

    Many thanks for the edit. malc
     
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  14. Malcolm Ford

    Malcolm Ford Member

    Hi
    Many thanks for your post of my uncle what I do not understand in the original of the photo above he is in tartan trousers and has some stripes?
    or do you start again when you volunteer to do something else ie para? keep safe malc
     
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  15. Malcolm Ford

    Malcolm Ford Member

    HI ALL
    Does anyone know where to get a NOMINAL ROLL of who completed the para training at Ringway 1942/43 for the 12th Batt I have Appendix A which I believe is only one of the companies? please keep safe malc
     
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  16. WW2Nation

    WW2Nation Member

    Hi Malcolm,
    Hope you’re keeping well.
    From memory Paradata/The Airborne Assault Museum might be able to assist on this one. I know I have seen a list reference Ringway / 12th Battalion, but cannot recall full details. I will see if I can find it as I am slowly plugging away with my research. All the best, Lawrence
     
  17. Malcolm Ford

    Malcolm Ford Member

    Hi Lawrence
    All good in sunny Essex and I trust you are as well? I can see why you are slowly plugging away there is little data/info on the web!!!!.
    I do not know how but I found one sheet with the names of 13 officers top one Lt/Col Parker and names of 137 other ranks of which L/Sgt Bell KIA 6/6/44- Capt Rogers KIA 12/6/1944. Many thanks
    Pte Fryer KIA 12/6/44 and Pte Copeland k6/3/44 ? training .I take it this was one of the companies out of the 3 which made up the Batt.!
    Keep safe
    malc
     

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