Video of the Day – Bernard Cribbins Relives Days As Paratrooper. 2016
He is one of Britain’s national treasures but actor and comedian Bernard Cribbens OBE was also a Paratrooper. During his two years in the Paras, Bernard spent time in Palestine, where his unit regularly came under fire. A training report at the time described him as a good performer. A label which served him well as he launched his showbiz career. The star of Carry On films and Dr Who was a guest of The Parachute Regiment after raising money for the welfare of injured Paras and their families.