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In the Nick of Time: D-Day with the Royal Marinesicon for Recommended story

My father, John McCredie, was a Royal Marine who served initially on HMS Birmingham and then from El...

D-Day as Seen from the Navy: LCT's and DD Tanksicon for Recommended story

The plan was to launch them some miles off the beach at H-50 to arrive on the beach at H hour as...

21 Years Old on D-Day: With the Royal Engineers in Italyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Their part of the Italian campaign seemed to be going well so they felt that there was good reason to...

Peter Harvey's D-Day: HMS Trackericon for Recommended story

D-Day minus 3 night time and I was on my bunk asleep. I was woken by an horrendous noise and shudder. D-Day...

D-Day Strawberries and Gangreneicon for Recommended story

During the D-Day period I was a Red Cross VAD working as an Operating Room Assistant at the Royal Naval...

D-Day Minesweeper: Onboard HMS Cockatriceicon for Recommended story

The next day we lead the flotilla as we headed for our landing site, 'Gold Beach'. We had been told...

The D-Day Code: Signal Control Centre, Uxbridgeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

These headquarters were principally meant to test the operation of weapons when landings were taking place...

Alan Boot: The Sinking of FDT216 off Normandy 1944icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Round about 10 or 12 days after, German aircraft came over looking for the FDT ships and two days later,...

A Glint Saves Lives: Off the Normandy Beachesicon for Recommended story

It was at this point Jim saw a glint from a spotters field glasses high in a church tower overlooking the...

D-Day: Father and Son Reunitedicon for Recommended story

He departed from Lee-on-Solent late on 5 June 1944, sailed through the night and landed at 07:30 on 6 June...

Juno Beach: 6th June 1944: With the Royal Corps of Signalsicon for Recommended story

I landed on Juno beach with the Canadians on the morning of 6th June 1944. As dictated by Sergeant 2347335...

Birds Eye View: Of the Invasion Fleet on D-Dayicon for Recommended story

"Although the atmosphere of impending invasion of France was constantly in evidence, a take-off at 4...

Longest Dayicon for Recommended story

Do not call me hero, When you see the medals that I wear, Medals maketh not the hero, They just prove that...

Pegasus Bridge June 5th 1944icon for Recommended story

On June 5th 1944 as wireless operator in Halifax LL 344 piloted by Flight/O Clapperton we took off at 2300...

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The Millionaire Mobicon for Story with photo

On returning to Scotland and Inveraray in particular, I was again accommodated on the Southland with the...

Memories of World War II: Royal Army Service Corps

I was to travel on a flat-bottomed landing craft and had to supervise the loading of vehicles of all kinds,...

Memories of WW2

All the Colonel asked me was "which unit were you with before you were commissioned?". When I told...

SNAPSHOTS OF MY PAST - R D Stubbs

Whilst we were still on board I used to tie my tins together with a long length of string and immersed them...

Tales of Woolacombe at War

One of the damaged balloons was washed ashore at Barricane beach and was fabricated into a boat by Jinka...

Snapshots Of My Past

Whilst we were still on board I used to tie my tins together with a long length of string and immersed them...

His Story The War Years of Frank L Scott

These have included frequent employment in a medium artillery role, action in an anti-tank screen, and the...

Perlethorpe to Portsmouth part 2

Later, that morning we were to lay off Omaha beach to assist the Americans who were having trouble getting...

H.M.S. Princess Astrid: D-Day and After

A bombardment of our beach by Battleships Warspite and Ramelles, Five Cruisers and a number of Destroyers,...

Two Brave Bond Uncles: In RAF 196 Squadron, 620 Squadron - and D-Day

At the same time as Stan was growing up, the War Department, conscious of the gathering clouds of war, was...

Douglas Smithson - Glider Pilot, Part 6

We had talks from Officers about loads and aspects of flying such as what to do in case of ditching in the...

First 24 Hours: Middlesex Regt in Normandy

Barney is to day buried in the St. Manvieu War Cemetry within a hundred yards of the spot where he was...

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