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My name is Bill Watts and I served with the 3rd Bat­tal­ion Para­chute Reg­i­ment in Pales­tine from 1945- 48. I have been try­ing to con­tact some of my old pals for years and when mes­sages left on var­i­ous Para boards were un­suc­cess­ful, I de­cided to build my own web­site. So in 2002, at the grand old age of 76, I took a course in web­site de­sign.

The ad­dress of my site is 3para1945- 48pales­tine.com and it was built for the sole pur­pose of re­unit­ing ex-mem­bers of my bat­tal­ion. Dur­ing the past few years I’ve traced more than 60 mem­bers.

My web­site in­cludes hun­dreds of pho­tos taken in Pales­tine and now rep­re­sents a pic­to­rial record of the bat­tal­ion’s ser­vice there. I am still hope­ful of trac­ing and re­unit­ing more mem­bers and any pub­lic­ity which you can pro­vide will be very much ap­pre­ci­ated. Bill Watt, by email

Editor replies: De­lighted to pro­mote your web­site, Bill. I hope that more peo­ple get in touch with you via it.

‘C’ Com­pany of the 3rd Bat­tal­ion Para­chute Reg­i­ment in Septem­ber 1945

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