D-Day and Normandy Battlefield Guides

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Bob Hilton

Battlefield Guide and Military Enthusiast

Bob Hilton
Top Flat,  11 Well Lane
Woking,  SURREY
GU21 4PL

Phone: (07780) 664431. Mobile
e-mail: bhilton@hotmail.co.uk

A highly motivated and very keen military enthusiast with experience of conducting battlefield tours from both World Wars.

A professional soldier with extensive experience world-wide for over twenty years, having worked in many different environments and terrain a thorough knowledge of the different techniques and tactics demanded of those places.

As at home walking in Flanders Fields as parachuting onto Drop Zone ‘N’ in Normandy!

I was a member of The Parachute Regiment from 1981 to 2003. Serving in an operational capacity, in the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland (7 tours of duty), Belize (twice), Sierra Leone, Macedonia and Afghanistan. Trained in many varied and diverse environments, usually after carrying out a parachute drop, such as Germany, Canada, Italy, Botswana, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus and the USA. I also took part in several battlefield parachute drops and tours to commemorate actions at Bruneval and Normandy in France and Arnhem in Holland.

Upon retirement from the Army I took up being a full time battlefield guide, specializing in Britain’s Airborne Forces and its actions in World War Two.

I regularly contribute to two web-sites, http://www.paradata.org.uk and http://www.pegasusarchive.org

Bob Hilton being filmed by Tim Saunders at Arnhem Bridge Aug 2012

Bob Hilton being filmed by Tim Saunders at Arnhem Bridge Aug 2012

Bob Hilton at DZ 'N' Near the spot I landed in June 1994 Aug 2010

Bob Hilton at DZ ‘N’ Near the spot I landed in June 1994 Aug 2010

Bob Hilton in Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery Friday 5 Sep 2008

Bob Hilton in Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery Friday 5 Sep 2008

Written by Carl Shilleto

4 January 2013 at 5:46 pm

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  1. Just smile a little more please Bob

    richardtbass

    16 January 2013 at 1:10 am


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