Any Photos Please of the 8th Parachute Battalion prior to D-Day

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by thejackal12, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. thejackal12

    thejackal12 Junior Member


    Does anyone out there have or know of any battalion photographs for the 8th Parachute Battalion prior to deploying for D-Day ?

    I have found other Parachute Battalion photos but none for the 8th of which my Dad, Sgt Reginald Giles was part of and dropped on D-Day.

    Thanks in advance for any new information

  2. Alex1975uk

    Alex1975uk Well-Known Member

    The other photos you mention, you mean ones out in the world/internet already?
  3. thejackal12

    thejackal12 Junior Member

    Yes, I’ve searched on internet but I know there are a number of “experts” out there who sometimes have access to their material/books who have helped in the past
  4. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Hi Bill,

    If you mean a Battalion group photo taken prior to D-Day I don't think I've ever seen one for 8 Para. Surely one must have been taken?

    Regards ...
  5. thejackal12

    thejackal12 Junior Member

    Hi Cee,

    You have previously helped me with your knowledge in my quest to get as much information about my father Sgt Reginald Giles

    Like you I can’t believe there are no photos of the battalion before D-Day, here’s hoping someone out there knows different !!


  6. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Airborne Forces Museum do hold some photographs of 8 Para below is the file number, I'm sure if you contact and ask for hi res battalion photograph sure there should be one.

    3 E6 3.8.5 8 (Midlands) Para Bn - PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGERY
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  7. thejackal12

    thejackal12 Junior Member

    Thanks Brithm

    Will get in touch with that reference number


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