The deadly hazards of Paratroop training
A history of the first British airborne raid describes the early pioneers of 1940-1941
The existence of the Central Landing School appears to have caused some measure of confusion among other service branches as to its actual purpose, evidenced not least of all by British military mail. One early recruit, Private Crane, received a letter for the 'Central Sunday School'.
Even after the facility had expanded slightly and been renamed 'Centra…