Airborne Service & Paybook scans

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by AB64, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Alistair,

    I doubt their paths would’ve crossed. Pte Scully would’ve done his 6 months initial training at the Regimental Depot and was then probably posted to the 2nd Battalion in Northern Ireland by late 1936 or even went out on draft to 1st Border in India.

    In pre WW1 days Special Reserve (forerunner of TA) recruits did the same 6 month initial training (likely different squads though) at the Regimental Depot as their Regular Army contemporaries but I ’m not aware that inter war TA recruits did any ‘initial’ recruit training at The Depot immediately following attestation.

    However I know that my Dad did a month long Signals Course at the Regimental Depot, Carlisle Castle in January 1936 (I have a photo of him with other Course attendees (various ranks) from 5th Border.

  2. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member


    6211697, George William BARNES of 1st Parachute Battalion, he was wounded 8/3/43 which I believe was Tamera - he was awarded the Africa Star but also the Italy Star so looks like his wound wasn't too bad if he had recovered for Sicily. In August 1944 he was temporarily medically downgraded to C2 by 16th Para Field Ambulance so he was still with the 1st Airborne Div at that point - I'm thinking this may have ruled him out of Arnhem but I need to confirm this.
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