Commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in September 1940.
He was posted to the 52nd and carried out the appointments of Intelligence Officer and Adjutant.
In May 1943 he was posted to Head Quarters 1st Airlanding Brigade as GSO3 (General Staff Officer 3rd grade) DAAQ (Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster).
He served in North Africa and Italy before going to Arnhem.
He was evacuated across the Rhine with the withdrawal of the remnants of the 1st Airborne Division.
In January 1945 he was appointed as Aide De Camp to the General Officer Commanding the partly reformed 1st Airborne Division and served in Norway on Operation Doomsday, the surrender and disarming of the German occupation forces.
Nijmegen Photo creditIWM HU5417 Wounded survivors evacuated across the Rhine. Including seated in the centre Captain Donald Robson Oxf & Bucks LI.