Another of the Old and Bold gone


Mi Sergeant Major
MI.Net Member
Apr 12, 2005
These few spare words contain a wealth of information for those who have been Airborne. Frank passed away 29th February 2008. There will be an Airborne presence at his funeral Friday 7th March.
Vale Frank

Frank Foley

Frank was born in Burley Lancashire on 15th June 1923.
During the crisis of 1940 when invasion was expected at any time he joined the Local Defence Volunteers at 17 years of age.
In 1942 he became a soldier in the full time army serving in the artillery, but going on to become a parachutist. He was accepted in April 1944 and became a member of 9 Para. In the 6th Airborne Div.

He served with 9 Para in the Ardennes and then on the Rhine Crossing and the subsequent advance though Germany to the German surrender.
Still with 9 Para, Frank then served in Palestine from September 1945 to December 1946 when he was demobbed

R.I.P., Frank Foley, with grateful thanks for all your service. sal;

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