Airborne Engineers Association

Roll of Honour



Chris Green, 30th April 1947 – 10th January 2021



Chris & Wendy Green

Chris was born on the 30th April 1947 the youngest child of 7, in Sheldon, Birmingham. On leaving school he became an apprentice Painter and Decorator and later worked for Wimbush Bakery maintaining their premises, later working at Lucas, Land Rover Jaguar and the NHS as a chef.

Chris enlisted into 301 Squadron of 131 Parachute Engineer Regiment of 44 Brigade on the 31st October 1966 along with Tom Smith and John Phillips. Chris, Tom and John successfully completed basic training at Cove under Harry Ashurst and Joe Mally, pre-Para and then their Parachute course together in 1967. “Abingdon seemed like a holiday camp after Cove”. On completion of their wings course they returned to the troop for continuation training and went into sections within 301 Squadron as combat engineers before Chris sort of migrated into the ACC, later RLC, as a chef but stayed with 131 Parachute Engineer Regiment. Chris remained with 131 until 1999 when he was discharged after completing 33 years service finishing as a Staff Sergeant. During this service he saw many changes with 131, with the Regiment being reduced to a Squadron and then being re-rolled to a Commando Squadron in the late seventies. As you can imagine Chris saw service in many countries with 131 over the 33 years such as Germany, Cyprus, Persian Gulf, Holland and Belgium, to name a few.

Chris met Wendy and they married in June 1970 and had 3 children, Michael, Leslie and a daughter Jodie. Unfortunately Wendy passed away some 8 years ago and his eldest son, Michael, passed away in 2018 with both deaths having a devastating effect on him. Chris is survived by his Son Leslie and Daughter Jodie plus many grand Children and many Great Grandchildren.

The funeral was held on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at Yardley Cemetery, Birmingham. Due to the current restrictions only 4 members of the AEA Birmingham Branch were in attendance. 2 Standards, carried by branch members, AEA Birmingham and the Royal British Legion, were able to be present.



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