In Alan Cooper’s book Wot! No Engines F/Sgt. John Crane, an RAF Glider pilot, identifies himself as the man on the left of the Hamminkeln sign opposite a rifleman from the 1st Battalion (Airborne) Royal Ulster Rifles. Crane was with F Squadron took off from Earls Colne on the 24th March 1945 landed in a Horsa glider taking passengers from the Ulster Rifles with a jeep and trailer his was co-pilot was fellow RAF Glider pilot F/O. John Arnold. The photograph was taken on the 25th March 1945 by Sgt. Christie, if the dope sheet is correct. I am not sure but I think I have seen somewhere the rifleman identified but just seeing if anyone else knew who he is. I assume he was one of Crane's passengers; he could be an officer but there are no pips on the smock, that doesn’t mean definitively he is not an officer. Also it looks like Crane has the hammer back on his pistol! Maybe when they were photographed they were not out of the woods yet.