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A memorial in the grounds of Tatton Park commemorates No 1 Parachute Training School, based at Ringway Airport, now Manchester Airport, during WW2. Tatton Park was used as a drop zone. The inscription reads: “THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR TATTON PARK WAS THE DROPPING ZONE FOR N0.1 PARACHUTE TRAINING SCHOOL, RINGWAY. THIS STONE IS SET IN HONOUR OF THOSE THOUSANDS FROM MANY LANDS WHO DESCENDED HERE IN THE COURSE OF TRAINING, GIVEN OR RECEIVED, FOR PARACHUTE SERVICE WITH THE ALLIED FORCES IN EVERY THEATRE OF WAR" Among those who trained here were agents of the Special Operations Executive, who parachuted into enemy-occupied Europe.
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