Number 1 Parachute Training School: A Selective History 1940-1977

“Study the past if you would define the future” – Confucius

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In the beginning….
Prelude to Glory, 1941 – 1945

PRELUDE TO GLORY

This book, the definitive history of the early days, was written by Group Captain Maurice Newnham OBE DFC and was published by Sampson Low (UK) in 1945. Group Captain Newnham took over command of No 1 PTS in May 1941 and held the post until the end of the war. In my time (1956-1977) this book was required reading for all u/t PJIs.

Doug Peacock Abingdon May 2018

MEAF updated March 2020

 

NEWNHAM DESK
Group Captain Newnham