Captain Stafford, who was in glider 57 and wounded after they had landed in the sea, was my father. I have his silk map of Sicily which they were given for the operation, framed on my wall. The uniform which we believe he was wearing during the operation is at the Border Regiment museum in Carlisle along with a few other mementos from his army 'collection' which I went through with the museum when he died a few years ago.

He then spent some time in hospital in Tunisia, which meant that he missed Arnhem but was back in action for the surrender of the Germans in Norway

Robin Stafford