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Roll Call Signalman Ronald Booth – 1978

Ronald Booth served with Airborne Forces during the Second World War as an Airborne Signaller.

Ronald originally enlisted at Kendal, Yorkshire into the Warwickshire Regiment on 23 July 1940. In December 1940, he transferred to the Royal Signals, and would remain with the Royal Signals for the rest of his Army career.

The following year he trained in Electrical Signals, before volunteering for service with Airborne Forces in the 1st Airlanding Brigade Signals Section. He served with the unit in Sicily and Italy, and was wounded in action in Italy in late 1943.

In May 1945, Ronald was deployed to Norway to take part in Op Doomsday to disarm German troops in the region and restore civilian government. Ronald is believed to have played a role in the restoration of the Telex link from the Norway from the UK, before returning to England in October 1945.

When he was finally demobbed in September 1946, his received the comments "Conduct: Exemplary".

Ronald Booth died in 1978.

 

by Stephen Booth

Listed Operations

09/09/1943 – 01/05/1944 Italy
10/07/1943 – 17/08/1943 Sicily (Operation Husky)
17/09/1944 – 25/09/1944 Arnhem (Operation Market Garden)
08/05/1945 – 01/11/1945 Norway (Operation Doomsday)

Airborne Forces service history

1940 Warwickshire Regiment, (Private)
1940-1941 Royal Signals, (Signalman)
1942-1943 1st Airborne Divisional Signals, (Signalman)

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