The name of the village stems from the Saxon Bourne meaning stream. The prefix Ald is thought to derive from a Saxon chief called Alder who settled in the area. The village was once home to members of America's 101st Airborne Division the Screaming Eagles and its 506 Parachute Regiment where one of its companies was dubbed 'Easy Company'. The exploits of the soldiers, who stayed in the village from Sept. 1943 until March 1944, were dramatized in the film Band of Brothers.


South of England Aldbourne 101st Airborne
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