Jack Smith

Corporal Jack Smith is a section commander in the 2nd Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, an infantry battalion in the British Army. He recently took part in a battlefield tour in Holland (sometimes referred to as a 'staff ride') to study Operation Market Garden, the attempt to cross the Rhine and shorten the war, which was immortalised in the book and film, A Bridge Too Far. The bridge is now named the John S. Thompson Bridge.

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