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The Day I Became a Man

A raw recruit lands on Juno beach on 6th Juneicon for Story with photo

Waterproofing completed, we were issued with French Francs, then the convoy proceeded to the South Coast to...

White Heathericon for Story with photo

The next day Commandos of 1st Special Service brigade de-trucked and crowded into our road, prior to...

The award of the George Cross to Lieutenant George Goss RANVR, The Bremen Mine

This account was written by Commander Gordon Gutteridge who served with Lieutenant George Goss....

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Here comes the Mulberry Harbour - Part 2

One of our jobs before we went over to France, was “feeding” the Mulberry Harbour with...

A Lad at Seaicon for Story with photo

There was so much to experience - a constant stream of aircraft attacking the German defences along the...

D-Day: a memory of landing at OUISTREHAM

My brother and I, were in the same regiment: "The Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" wichmade the D...

Scottish woman types the Normandy invasion plans

I volunteered for the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women's branch of the army, in Stirling in...

Royal Observer Corps archive at Hampshire Record Officeicon for Story with photo

The catalogue of the ROC archive can be seen online by going to the Hampshire Record Office website at...

Roy Rogers from Egremont, Cumbria: a Normandy Veteranicon for Story with photo

Roy is a member of the Normandy Veterans Association Branch No 51. Before this pilgrimage to Normandy in...

George Smith from Whitehaven, Cumbria, who served in the R.N.P.S.icon for Story with photo

George is from Whitehaven, in West Cumbria on the southern side of the Solway Firth....

D. Day Invasion (2)

After a short service conducted by the Brigade Padre on the main deck, we climbed over the side of the...

hollandicon for Story with photo

Grenadier Guardsman Brian J. Scott, a member of the Normandy Veterans Association. Before the march, Brian...

My Part in the D-Day Landings: Bound for Omaha

My part in the D-Day landings was rather brief.As a junior Merchant Navy officer I had just arrived back in...

Westminster Dragoonsicon for Story with photo

He was a tank gunner and landed on Gold Beach around 7:25am.The two Churchill tanks in front of Jim edged...

Mulberry Harbour at D-Day

For an invasion into Northern France, as we could not claim a port, we had to build our own steel roadways...

Sword Beachmaster's Partyicon for Story with photo

I was 22 years old on D-Day, an ordinary seaman and assistant to the beachmaster with a Royal Navy...

Cockroaches Milling Around Like Picadilly Circus

It was not the soldiers, nor the enemy we were afraid of, but the cockroaches which milled around the...

Stan Hook's D-Day

We arrived at Courselles at about 5 o'clock continental time, I was feeling very sea sick... I...

The First Flying Bomb to Hit London

We brought a flying bomb down with the triple Lewis guns, which exploded on a school, but it was Saturday...

Loading Up Landing Craft

I was loading up just before D-Day, the landing crafts at Southampton, were rocket launching craft —...

D-Day Message

In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction...

My D-Day Landingicon for Story with photo

We were fired on from Calais and I think we were a decoy to make the Germans think we were landing at...

The first flying bomb to hit London

The first flying bomb to hit London...

The smokescreen of D Day

I was working as a teleprinter operator in Portsmouth, taking down the coded messages and passing them on....

First Assault on Sword Beach

Our warships were bombing the French coast and the Germans were shelling us and many craft were sunk, we...

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