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Roll Call Private George Hadfield – 28 October 2010

George Hadfield enlisted into the General Service Corps and was posted to The York and Lancaster Regiment.

He volunteered for airborne forces and qualified as a military parachutist on course 152 which ran at RAF Ringway from 7 to 20 February 1945. The course reports states: ‘Pte Hadfield: Above av., confident & very willing & helpful.’

After training Private Hadfield was posted to 8 Platoon, C Company, The 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion and went on Operation Varsity (The Rhine Crossing) in March 1945.

By Wendy George

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24/03/1945 – 02/05/1945 Rhine Crossing (Operation Varsity)

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