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‘Operation Mosquito’ : Pegasus Bridge, July 1944icon for Story with photo

The ‘Pegasus Bridge’ area of Bénouville, to the north-east of Caen and next to the Caen...

D-Day minus 1icon for Story with photo

On the afternoon of June 5th, 1944, four High Speed Launches from No. 43 Air Sea Rescue base, RAF Mount...

Lasting Images

As part of a squadron of Close Support Craft, we took part in D-Day, the squadron was then re-organised as...

Recollections Of ‘D — Day’ 6TH June 1944 195 Air landimg field Ambulance RAMC

One of the cyclists had never ridden a bicycle before and on a practice run he steered it into a ditch,...

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Normandy Landing: 84th (Sussex) Medium Regt R.A.

Normandy Landing: 84th Medium Regt R.A. The contents comprised a small metal folding ‘stove’...

My Dad and D-Day (Operation Overlord)

My father was John Arthur Rogers, born Forty Acre Lane, Canning Town in May 1924. During the storm, my Dad...

My WWII Experiences: In the Suffolk Regiment

We proceeded to the outskirts of Caen and on the way advanced on a German fortification but whilst crossing...

I was a 18 year old sapper with 246 Field company; Royal Engineers.icon for Story with photo

After a few beers in Scotland he had told me that neither he nor I would survive the battle but I was...

D-Day Preliminaries: A Child in Caterham

The follwing day Eddies, the sergeant, approached my Mother "We are hopeless cooks" he said, we...

The Experiences of Three Normandy Landing Veterans

Mr Lemon, a member of the Normandy Veterans Association said “I do feel proud... Both Mr Lemon and Mr...

D-Day: Preparations and Landings: A Royal Marine on an LSI

We were briefed on where we were to land, we were Force G and were to land on Gold beach, King,Red. We...

Alf Mitchell’s War as a Landing Craft Coxswainicon for Story with photo

Although the conditions were pretty grim Alf's experience enabled him to land his troops and get off...

Return to Normandy Beaches

The party consisted of Brigadier E.J. Montgomery, now 5 L of C Sub Area, who was formely A/Q of 3 Div and...

Harry's Story: D-Day with the Royal Marines

D-day minus 3 saw him aboard a landing craft, TANK, in Portsmouth Harbour. The night tide off the Normandy...

Harry's story LCF 30

King George VI paid a visit to the landing force assembled in Portsmouth Harbour. The night tide off the...

D-Day: First Day Ashore

My Commanding Officer came to the vehicles and personally shook my hand in front of the men and said good...

D-Day Onboard MFV79icon for Story with photo

Craft of every shape and size loomed out of the darkness as they struggled to maintain a rotating course...

Mrs. Hirst: Second World War Memories: In the WRNS

After training my friend and I were sent to a holding depot in Portsmouth, and then on to London, where we...

Conscript Chapter 2

No matter which way you looked the sea was black with landing craft making their way to the French beaches...

American Veterans Return to Normandy

As we stood in the cemetary a German man who recognised my client's cap badge came up to him and said...

D-Day and The Gooseberry, 6th June 1944

As a coxswain of minor landing craft, the coxswain was in charge of the craft and crew which consisted...

Memories From The Invasion of France D-Day June 6th 1944icon for Story with photo

Memories From The Invasion Of France D. Day June 6th 1944 By Sydney Charles Wagstaff B E M HMS Fury. After...

"HMS Jason" comes under friendly fire after the D-Day landings by Thomas Jackson

Sixty years ago on August 27th 1944, I was 22 years of age, on board His Majesty's Royal Navy Ship...

A Coach Driver's Experience in Normandy

I decided to have a coffee and sandwich at the Mme Gondrée's café alongside Pegasus Bridge...

Doctor at Pegasus Bridge

My father was a doctor in the Sixth Airborne Division, 12th Battalion The Yorkshire, Dr Thomas M. Wilson....

A WREN prepares for D-Day

The office was staffed by the Flotilla Coxswain who had been in the Navy, coming from a Barnardos home, two...

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