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The 1st Airborne Division officer and his men were taken prisoner days after 10,000 British troops landed in Holland in September 1944, in the doomed Operation Market Garden.
He said: "We all went to the mess room where we met two chaplains of 1st Airborne Division and two other British medical officers, both captains.
But, frustrated by the lack of action, he applied for, and was accepted by, the 1st Airborne Division and joined the 1st Air Landing Brigade, consisting of four regular infantry battalions which were dropped into battle zones by gliders.
He joined the newly formed 1st Airborne Division in 1942, tempted by the opportunity of doubling his pay from two shillings a day to four, and, of course, the red beret which would attract all the girls.
In 1944, Montgomery destroyed the British 1st Airborne Division with his ill-conceived MARKET-GARDEN, later temporising this operation as "90% successful."
The 1st Airborne Division had lost nearly three-quarters of its strength and did not see combat again.
Troops from the 1st Airborne Division and the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade were landed by gliders and parachute at Arnhem to secure bridges across the river Nederrijn with supporting forces expected to reach them in just two to three days.
Walter was in the 1st Airborne Division in the British Army during the war and in July 1943 was in a glider on the way to the invasion of Sicily when it ditched into the sea.
The next step in the Market Garden plan was for the XXX Corps--which had connected with the US 101st Airborne Division around Eindhoven, on the Dommel River, the day before and had now reached the 82nd Airborne--to connect with the British 1st Airborne Division in Arnhem, on the Lower Rhine.
But at Arnhem the British 1st Airborne Division encountered far stronger resistance from the Germans than anticipated.
His first operation with the British 1st Airborne Division was the invasion of Normandy on June 6 1944 - also his 24th birthday.
Firstly, who were the "Coventry Airborne Division" and secondly, I also fought at Arnhem with the 1st Airborne Division.