This picture was painted specifically to be auctioned at a regimental dinner in Browning Barracks Officers' Mess on Friday 24th July 1987, in aid of the Museum and the David Shepherd Charitable Foundation for the Conservation of Wildlife. It was purchased for a considerable amount of money by Mr Derek Stopps who immediately donated it to the Museum. Mr Stopps was a Parachute Jumping Instructor at No.1 Parachute Training School at RAF Upper Heyford in 1947.
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purchased at auction in aid of the Airborne Assault Museum funds by Mr Derek Stopps and presented by him to the Museum, 1987