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15 October 2014
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Neil Walker
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Born in Glasgow in 1916 he joined the army (Royal Signals) in 1934 at Catterick as a career soldier.
His first real posting was in India before the war.
He came back to the UK when, as he put it, "the threat of war hung over the nation".
His first taste of war was at Dunkirk, later he was sent to the desert seeing action with with the 8th Army.
There he got the opportunity to join the new parachute regiment seeing action in the Sicily before later joining the Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU) after seeing a notice which read “Parachutists required to volunteer as Cameramen.”.
With the AFPU he saw action at Falaise Gap, Arnhem and Germany.
He wrote his memoirs in 1978 at the request of his family. He died in 1992.
This is his story

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