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PICTURED:  Ralph Norbury's in 1942<br />
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The last surviving glider pilot to participate in all of the major airborne operations of World War Two who has died aged 100.<br />
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Staff Sergeant Ralph Norbury flew wooden gliders deep behind enemy lines at the invasion of Sicily in July 1943.<br />
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Eleven months later on D-Day he became one of the first Allied servicemen to step foot on Nazi-occupied France after landing ahead of main invasion. <br />
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In September 1944 he fought in the Battle of Arnhem in Holland and then took part in Operation Varsity over the Rhine in western Germany in March 1945.