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1st Parachute Battalion 1943

Article about: Here are some items i got today allfrom Africa 1943 to a Lt J.M.Barnes 954191 1 Batalion parachute regiment. Airgraphs have bits of info P 'COY' AAC B.N.A.F on one and General hospital M.E.F

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    Default 1st Parachute Battalion 1943

    Here are some items i got today allfrom Africa 1943 to a Lt J.M.Barnes 954191 1 Batalion parachute regiment. Airgraphs have bits of info P 'COY' AAC B.N.A.F on one and General hospital M.E.F. 25/7/1943 Can anybody give me anymore info on him please he came from Wembley.
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    To be in Africa so late in 1943 he must of been wounded late 42? i would think and stayed in hospital?

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    A great group. love the drawings and the box.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    He could have been wounded in the operations in Tunisia in late 42 or those in Sicily in July 9th/10th 43, though the former is perhaps more likely.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Jerry yes that makes sense definitely. Wonder if he made Arnhem? Would be interesting to know if his wounds allowed him to carry on!

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    Have you tired searching on paradata?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    nice find.

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    Yes tried para data there was a J M Barnes But wrong battalion grecce campaign.

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    Quote by airwarrior View Post
    Yes tried para data there was a J M Barnes But wrong battalion grecce campaign.
    He might have changed Bn?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quite possible.

    Nice group!
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