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Sword Beach, 6 June 1944: Ray Buck MNicon for Recommended story

We anchored close to the battleships Warspiteand Ramillies and were surrounded by cruisers, destroyers and...

Landing On Sword: Onboard LSI HMS Princess Astridicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

05:42 on June the 6th 1944 I left my troop ship the LSI HMS Princess Astrid and piloted my landing craft...

Liberation 1944 (D-Day): The Great Adventure icon for Recommended story

An impromptu football kick-about quickly started, in the course of which, a large Irish gunner named...

Memories of D-Day as part of the RAMCicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On June 5th, we were informed we would be unloading our vehicles by Rhino ferry on to a strip of beach...

D-Day: Childhood Memories in Portsmouthicon for Recommended story

On reaching the pathway to the front gate I was amazed to see Army vehicles parked outside our house. The...

"They Gave Me a Seafire"icon for Recommended story

Commander Buster Hallett was appointed to command 3 Naval Air Fighter Wing a month before D-Day. The Wing...

'I'm Jolly Glad I Came' and Other Storiesicon for Recommended story

'The master of the household has received her majesties command to invite Mr Donald King to a luncheon...

James William Arthur Bright - Memories of D-Day Landing Gold Beachicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

"Having completed our first assignment, our landing craft did a U turn and we went back out to sea to...

D-Day: 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regimenticon for Recommended story

Many years later my Dad was at a reunion talking to a Veteran and he mentioned Lt Col C.A.R. Nevill, and...

I Joined the Navy to See the Sea!icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I was then drafted to H.M.S. Furious an Aircraft Carrier operating in the home fleet serving in Destroyers...

Memoirs of a Sapper - Part 4 - D-Dayicon for Recommended story

We had three landing beaches, Gold, Sword and Juno. On Juno beach the Canadian Sappers were storming a...

Gingerbread Men: Dropping Dummy Parachutists on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

At the time of D-Day Geoff was a Flight Commander in Special Duties 138 Squadron which was equipped with...

A Modest Man at D-Day Landings and Suezicon for Recommended story

I wear my poppy with pride and my 19-month-old daughter wore hers on Remembrance Day, and watched on TV the...

Idea from the Picture of an Underground Air Raid Sheltericon for Recommended story

Often the sight of our big, cuddly, much loved Mama, struggling through the small opening of our shelter,...

Strawberriesicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

My father was in the Royal Navy and during D-Day he was involved in the landing of a contingent of Scottish...

SCARS OF WARicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

During my childhood, my twin brother and I were familiar with the the odd remnants of 'Bomb...

My Brother with the RN on D-Day and Aftericon for Recommended story

The compliment of his craft was 2 Stokers;2 Seamen; one L/H seaman and a Coxswain Petty Officer Willey...

D-Day +1: Letter Homeicon for Recommended story

Dear Mum and Dad. Well Dad, all I can say is, if jerry can't do better, he'd better pack in, for if...

Feelings on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

Dawn of D-Day As D-Day dawned we were stiff and sore having slept on groundsheets on the floor of the LCT....

A Child's View of the Run up to D-Day: In Dorchestericon for Recommended story

I was a six year old in May 1944, living in Coburg Road,Dorchester,Dorset,UK....

Surrender in the Name of the King!icon for Recommended story

Mary Lees was a WAAF stationed at Ford and her best friend Audrey Hirst a WAAF stationed at Tangmere....

A D-Day Remembrance: Childhood Memories of Wokingicon for Recommended story

Our house was about a quarter of a mile from the main London to Portsmouth rail line, and just outside of...

The Big Bangicon for Recommended story

My father, a stretcher bearer with 1st btn, the Highland Light Infantry, sailed to the Normandy beaches on...

D-Day Landingicon for Recommended story

He went on to play his part in the D Day Normandy landings on sword beach where he can still remember his...

The Effect of D-Day on Schoolboys: In Felixstoweicon for Recommended story

At the beginning of June 1944 I was one of a number of teengage schoolboys travelling daily from Felixstowe...

Vital RAF Pictures That Helped Commanders Plot Winning Strategyicon for Recommended story

In the weeks before D-Day, the unit was working day and night on a top secret project in a camouflaged...

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