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I am not sure where he was during this time but I do remember him coming home one night to tell Mother and Dad that he had volunteered for the Airborne. This was not surprising as he had originally wanted to join the Royal Air Force. He went overseas, survived a lot of the war and I still have air letters from him sent from Italy.
He seldom talked of his experiences. He did tell me later that he was in training for D-day but the unit was pulled at the last minute by General Montgomery and sent in to Arnhem, Holland.
This was a disaster, miscalculated and the Germans were waiting for them when they landed by glider.
On the way north, however, George borrowed a motorbike and took a quick side trip to Chorleywood to say goodbye to Mother and on his way back to join the unit, he had an accident and was thrown over the hedge on the Rickmansworth road. His ankle was damaged and he was pulled from the glider.
This accident saved his life, the glider he should have been in crashed over England. He went in with the Seaborne Trail to Nijmegen.This is a timeline of Nigerian history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Nigeria and its predecessor states.
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