11th Battalion Parachute regiment

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by wtid45, May 25, 2010.

  1. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    Gives us something to look forward to Dre,best wishes Dave. B
  2. Dre

    Dre Member

    I would like to express my thanks to you all for your kind words and understanding!

  3. ChrisA1

    ChrisA1 New Member

    I have just joined this interesting forum. My father-in-law John (Jock) Morrison joined the 11th Batt from the SAS and was in A Coy for the attack on Kos. He was also at Arnhem and was one of the few who swam across the Rhine,

    He told me that he took part in attack on the Primasole Bridge. This wasn't an 11th Batt operation.

    He also told me that he was shot down over Caen on D Day. He had just returned to his barracks after some sick leave and he was was told to get on a plane. He had no idea where he was going. When he realised that it was the invasion he was quite upset that he was not with his battalion.

    Unfortunately he died some years ago. Can anyone help me to find out a bit more about his military record?
  4. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    Welcome....what a story he must have told! Two things....there is a book on the 11th Battalion as mentioned in this thread published a few years ago and still available although stocks are running low called Arnhem Their Final Battle...

    Secondly as NOK you can apply to the MOD records office at Glasgow and get his service records..this will tell you which units he served with and when, medals entitled to, trades, promotions etc etc.....

    Good luck!
  5. djcrtoye

    djcrtoye Member

    Hi it's been a while since I've posted anything here. Getting back to the thread I've just finished reading 2 books by Capt. Stuart Mawson called Arnhem Doctor, this book deals with his drop along with the 11th as Regimental Medical Officer. He dropped in on the second day of the operation. It deals with the advance from the drop zone to him getting sepoerated from the batallion and finally ending up with the 181th Field Ambulance at Schoonard until he is caputered. In the second book called Doctor after Arnhem, this tells of him going to various POW camps startting with Falingbostel and finally being liberated by the Americans. I really enjoyed it because my grandfather was RAMC and was caputered and ended up in Fa.lingbostel.

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