JUST ORDINARY MEN. HQ Troop, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st British Airborne Division (WW2) - HQ Trp. 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Sqn
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Just Ordinary Men also have Attached Corps badged specialists within the unit which deal with the operational support and logistics of the troop. The arms fall under the control of HQ Support Troop when in the field.

 

 

HQ Troop

Lieutenant Pope

Officer Commanding

  Sargeant Munday  2IC  


 

2 Section & Jeep No9

 
   Lieutenant Pope  Officer Commanding  
   Lance Corporal Hardiman   Bren Gunner  
   Trooper Gerlack  Driver  
   Sargeant Munday  Bren Gunner  
   Trooper Henson
 Rifleman  
 

Trooper Middleton (JOM guest member)

 Rifleman PIAT

 


 

                                   
1 Section & Jeep No 7

   

Corporal Fielden Section Command
Mortar Man
 
   Lance Corporal McDonald  Driver / Mechanic  
   Trooper Martin  Driver / Rifleman  
   Trooper Kealy  Driver / Rifleman  

  

Trooper Franklin Rifleman / Bren Gunner  

Jeep No 8 TBC 

          



Attached Units 
       1st Airborne Recce 'D' Troop
Border Regiment
89FSS (Field Security Section)
16 PFS (Parachute Field Ambulance)
B4E (Battle 4 Europe - Airborne)
52nd Ox & Bucks Light Infantry
 

 
 

Womens Services

 
Miss Cara Deeney-Bancroft
 
NAAFI &
Dutch Resistance
 

 

Bless 'Em All (The J.O.M. Unit Song)

They say there’s a Whitley just leaving Ringway, bound for old Tatton Park

Heavily laden with parachute troops, bound for a jump they adore

There’s many a soldier that’s jumped once before, there’s many a one had a fall

But you’ll get no promotion if your chute doesn’t open

So cheer up my lads bless em all

   

Bless em all, bless em all, the parachute packers and all

Bless a the Sergeants and their parachutes

Bless all the Corporal’s and their static line chutes, coz were saying goodbye to them all

As out of the Whitley’s we fall, you’ll get no promotion if your chute doesn’t open

So cheer up my lads bless em all.   

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