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D Day on the Road into Plymouth

Plymouth Airport was a fighter base, Glenholt Woods echoed to the sound of rifle fire, the roads were full...

Childhood Memories: Of D-Day in Salisbury

Billy Hughes, the Salisbury Librarian, who organised the concerts, was a talented artist. At that time too...

Percy's War

Within a week I was in France with the B.E.F. We arrived at Amiens and were posted to various railway...

Arthur Sawyer's War - as told by his son John

My name is John Sawyer and this is my Dad's story - 4919457 Pte. During training he became friends with...

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D-Day a bird in the water

I would be guiding up to twelve landing craft full of Canadian and British troops for despatch to Juno...

D-Day Landings 4th June 1944: With the Beach Group

The job of the Beach Group was to organise and cope with the landing of an assault force....

From Iceland to Normandyicon for Story with photo

Next morning we were taken on transport with the infantry down to Tilbury Docks, boarded the landing craft...

Wartime Memories

After two years in England it was found that I had a hearing problem and so I left the Royal Warwicks and...

My Time at War

I saw a lot of blood and bodies… the War started in 1939 when I was 15, I couldn't get into the...

Three Ex-Servicemen Reminisce

He was to take it to Brize Norton into RAF service and was being towed by a Sterling bomber... It grew dark...

The Lack of Nelson

With Hitler and his armies having not learned the lesson of Napoleon - namely that of undertaking an...

The Agonising Wait on the Home Front

My husband was stationed at Yeovil, it was his fifth year in the RAF. I caught the early train, the...

'Off the Top of My Head': D-Day, 1944

However Mr Wylie McKissock a renowned neuro consultant surgeon of Harley Street and also St.George's,...

A Chief of Staff's Secretary in Falmouth in the lead up to D-Day.

The Memories of 2nd Officer Kay MartinW.R.N.S. In the Spring of 1945 I was promoted to Second Officer...

Staff Sergeant Billy Marfleet GPRicon for Story with photo

Billy and his friend, and co-pilot, Vic Haines were now part of Operation Tonga and tasked to fly to...

Just a Piece of Rope

and these were used to ‘tug’ Horsa and Waco/Hadrian Gliders. The first ‘tries’ were...

The Kerbside Soldiers, the Build-up to D-Day

In 1944 my home, with mother, stepfather and five younger siblings, was on the south coast of England at...

Normandy-Here I come!

Our turn came at last, and we drove up the ramp of LST295,up the steep ramp and through the wide open bow...

The Battle for Pegasus Bridgeicon for Story with photo

All must have felt the burn of adrenaline and excitement as, at, midnight, we crossed the French coast; the...

Dunkirk Evacuation and Normandy Landingicon for Story with photo

In June 1944, like many other thousands of troops, James was involved in the Normandy Landings. James was...

My Father in 7th Loyals / 92nd LAA

On June 6, the troop – consisting of six self-propelled 40mm Bofors Guns, ammunition lorries and a...

D-Day Memories

Our job being a gun boat was to escort the soldiers into the beach, as close as we could get... There were...

The War of Two Sailors part threeicon for Story with photo

One which landed close to LST 63 caused minor damage but Harold and other members of the crew were able to...

D-DAY

I went to school as usual and at 9.30 that morning we heard the voice of John Snagge on the wireless...

Second Battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles. D-Day Landings

We landed on Queen Beach which was divided into three sections: Sword, Juno and Gold. The Canadians landed...

My Recollections of D-Day: A Wren Attached to HMS Cicala

In January 1944 I was a Wren stationed in Kingswear, South Devon, attached to H.M.S."Cicala" a...

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