My grateful thanks to Paul Isherwood & Mike Hanson, Archive Department, Manchester Airport,
and Graham Hicks, Operations Manager Tatton Park
for their enthusiastic support and to the Imperial War Museum for
for granting permission to display the various photos on this website.
My thanks also to Peter Russell, Military Picture Library for the
photo of the Dakota.
The web pages on No 1 Parachute Training School could not have been produced without the enthusiastic support
of Paul Isherwood & Mike Hanson, Archive department Manchester (Ringway) Airport.
An exhibition entitled 'First Descent - The Parachute Pioneers of Tatton & Ringway' , was included as part
of the 60th anniversary
celebrations in 2005, and visitors who are interested in the war-time history can purchase
a Trail Guide which tells the story of Tatton Park,
during the period 1940-1945 when it was used as DZ (Dropping Zone) for
trainee paratroops who flew from nearby Ringway Airport.
Well worth a visit but do allow time to visit the house and stroll through the beautiful gardens of Tatton Park.
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
Imperial War Museum images may not be copied without the permission of the Imperial War
but copies can be purchased from the museum.
MILITARY PICTURE LIBRARY
The Dakota photo must not be copied without permission of the Military Picture Library
has a large selection of military photos which can be purchased.
"PRELUDE TO GLORY" by Group Captain Maurice Newnham OBE DFC
The definitive story of the creation and development No 1 Parachute Training School, Ringway during the period
"GO TO IT!" by Peter Harclerode
The Illustrated History of The 6th Airborne Division
"AIRBORNE WARFARE 1918-1945" by Barry Gregory & John Batchelor
Fascinating history of the rise of airborne forces up to the climax of the Second World War,
"PARA!" by Peter Harclerode
Fifty Years of The Parachute Regiment