Annand John Cant Pte 2760190

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Name Annand John Cant
Army number 2760190
Rank Pte
Date of birth
Age 0
Unit Black Watch - enlisted 19/4/1940, Posted 1 TS, Trf Army Air Corps 30/10/42, Authority ACI 1490/42 and Off i/c Records Perth OF/1/TFR/BW/2 dated 27/11/42, Posted Glider Pilot Regiment, No 3 Training School, Posted 3 Flight, B Squadron by May 1944, Class Z Army Reserve 18/4/1946.
Company/Battery C
Platoon or other sub-unit 15Pl,9S
Task or role Rifleman
Joined Brigade Soon after 19/4/1940
Promotions Staff Sergeant
Prisoner of War Stalag IIB
Died/Killed in action
Home address
Source table 1TS

Thanks to the Archivist of the Glider Pilot Regiment we know that....S/Sgt Annand took part in Operation Mallard, the second part of Operation Neptune, on the afternoon of 6 June 1944. His first pilot was Staff Sergeant G. Jones and they took off from RAF Brize Norton, thier chalk number is unknown. Their load was either the Armoured Recce Regiment, No 6 Airlanding Brigade HQ or Administration Transports, heading from Landing Zone "N". They arrived at their target successfully.

Took part in Operation Market Garden in September 1944. His second pilot was Sergeant T.E. Davey and they took off from RAF Manston in Horsa glider chalk number 876, towed by an Albemarle of either 296 or 297 Squadron RAF. They were part of the Second Lift, which took off on 18 September. Their load was elements of No.2 Battery, 1st Air-landing Light Regiment, Royal Artillery, heading from Landing Zone "X". They arrived from their target successfully, but at and unknown point during the subsequent fighting, John was captured and taken as a prisoner of war at Stalag IIB, Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony. This Camp was liberated by British troops on 16 April 1945.