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Spalding Paras get a boost from our special Arnhem 75 supplement




Spalding branch of The Parachute Regimental Association will have a £125 boost thanks to a special supplement in the Free Press in September marking the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Arnhem.

The supplement was sponsored by Angela Porter and her brother Maurice Dash in memory of their late father Basil, an Arnhem survivor, and our advertisers.

Free Press media sales consultant David Shea joined Maurice and Angela as they presented the cheque to Paras branch chairman Richard Aylward at The Lincoln Arms, Spalding.

Angela Porter and her brother Maurice Dash (front, right) are pictured with members of Spalding branch of The Royal Parachute Regimental Association. Also on the front row, from left, are: Brian Elliott, Mike Franklin, chairman Richard Aylward and Free Press media sales consultant David Shea.
Angela Porter and her brother Maurice Dash (front, right) are pictured with members of Spalding branch of The Royal Parachute Regimental Association. Also on the front row, from left, are: Brian Elliott, Mike Franklin, chairman Richard Aylward and Free Press media sales consultant David Shea.

Basil Dash was one of the thousands of soldiers who came to this part of Lincolnshire in the lead-up to the Battle of Arnhem, and his first home was a Nissen hut on Spalding Grammar School's field.

Angela came up with the idea for the supplement, which was written by Robyn and John Sinclair and Free Press reporter Lynne Harrison.

Angela said: "My brother and I were absolutely delighted to have funded it to pay tribute to our armed forces who took part in the Battle of Arnhem and to acknowledge what they did for us 75 years ago."

Free Press and Spalding Guardian media sales consultant David Shea, Paras branch chairman Richard Aylward and Angela Porter.
Free Press and Spalding Guardian media sales consultant David Shea, Paras branch chairman Richard Aylward and Angela Porter.

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