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Roll Call Brigadier Nigel Poett, DSO

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Brigadier Poett qualified as a military parachutist on Course 73 which ran at RAF Ringway from 19 to 28 July 1943. The course instructors' notes record ‘Brigadier Poett entered enthusiastically into every part of the training, disclaiming any privileges or concessions. In spite of cartilage trouble in the left knee, which occasioned some awkwardness, he steadily improved, and overcame tendency to part feet on landings. He completed the course in 9 days, with two extra water jumps, and displayed obvious enjoyment and appreciation of the instruction given by Sgt. Wodin. Completed 2 Day Balloon, 1 Night Balloon, 5 Aircraft (and 2 water jumps).’

By Wendy George

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06/06/1944 – 27/08/1944 Normandy (Operation Overlord)
24/12/1944 – 28/01/1945 Ardennes
24/03/1945 – 02/05/1945 Rhine Crossing (Operation Varsity)

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