Airborne Engineers Association

Major Frank Guy

 

 

Major Frank Guy 1924 - 2007

 

Frank joined the newly formed AAS at Fort Darland Gillingham in March 1939.

After completing his boy service and basic sapper training he and twenty other Darland boys passed through Ringway and joined 3 Parachute Sqn in Bulford Camp. Frank was posted into 2 Troop and dropped into Normandy with them.

After Normandy came Christmas in the Ardennes followed by the Rhine Crossing and the trek through to Wismar on the Baltic.

Home at last with 15 days leave and then the formation of 3rd Airborne Sqn and sailing off again to India and then to Malaya and Java. On the journey back a short stay in Palestine then finally home to Carter Barracks, Bulford. Now Col Frank was off to Germany again with 3rd Airborne Sqn to Neumunster followed by a move to Hameln. At this stage RE records decided that the newly formed 9 Indep Airborne Sqn had too many regular long serving NCOs, so Frank's airborne days came to an end and he was posted as a Sgt to Paderborne.

Following this Frank carried out four tours in N. Ireland, followed by tours in Canada, Cyprus Canada.

After a spell as PSI with a TA unit in Dundee he was commissioned as an Lt Quartermaster. His final posting was as a Major QM with 15 Field Support Squadron in Ripon.

Frank with wife Betty and the family; settled in Selby where he was a departmental head with the Council.

A sad loss to all and our condolences go to Betty and family, friends and of course those remaining from that Band of Brothers - The Darland Boys

 

 

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