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1950's British para service book
« on: February 09, 2016, 02:28:09 PM »
A British army certificate of service book to Gordon Davies who joined the RWF at the end of 1951 but afetr 54 days transferred to 1st Bn Parachute regiment .  He served his 3 years and was on the reserve until he was recalled during the Suez Crisis in 1956 and took part in the sea borne action with 1st Para.  during the campaign he a was a Lance Corporal and earned the General service medal with near east clasp.  He returned to the reserve after serving 147 days and was discharged from the reserve in 1959.  He passed his parachutist qualification in 1952 which would have allowed him to wear the para wings, which had to be earned and were not just given out.

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Jerry BB.

 

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