Airborne Museum in Arnhem requests local knowledge

May 29, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Can you help the Airborne Museum in Arnhem identify this soldier, who may be from the Spilsby area? Devereux Atkinson was born in Spilsby, one of a large, extended family. At 14, in August 1939, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Norfolk Regiment.  He was later recruited by the Paras, 1st Airborne Division, B company, 2nd Battalion. He was dropped over Arnhem, Holland, the eve of the famous battle – only to […]