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Experiences of a Volunteer Pilot (260 Squadron)icon for Story with photo

Eventually, training continued but now flying Kittihawks which was the aircraft I would be expected to fly...

D-Day Memories: 12th Devons

Having trained so hard to master the tactics of going to war by Glider and landing behind enemy lines, I...

A Sapper's D-Day: 184 Field company, Royal Engineersicon for Story with photo

We discovered that we would be landing on Juno - Nan Beach, right in front of Bernieres - Sur - Mer, and...

A Yorkshire Recce Driver's D-Day and Beyond Memories

The plan was to push the Germans back all the time, starting in France, then into Belgium, Holland and...

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My War by Bob France

I was then told to guard the reservoir at Tufnell Park, in North London, Many years later when I was on...

D-Day Seen by a 10-year-old Boy: In Poole

In Southampton, I had watched the great concrete caissons of Marlborough Harbour being built across the...

My War

We left immediately to go to a town called Carvin half way between Lilles and Lens a coal mining town. The...

Tich Rayners War Experiences

We finally met up with John Howard at the bridge and at about 0300 hrs the Germans started their counter...

In Memory of my Father

After France capitulated on 17 June 1940 a group from the Division went towards South Loire and on to...

The War C.V. of Ossie Hendersonicon for Story with photo

Ossie's friend Cyril Wroe met him because he had been in the dramatic society before the war They had...

Recollections of 6thJune 1944: Before and after.

That's how we landed on Gold beach when most of our Acre's were already off the beach and on their...

“I Wanted to Join the Navy but I Ended Up in the Army”icon for Story with photo

Before I was called up to the army, I worked for John Laing at Sellafield for a short while in 1942. The...

Diary of landing on D-Day (or just after)

It is reported that a Jerry plane dropped a bomb but was chased away. We wondered whether or not Jerry...

Letter Home Following D-Day Landings

Our first month in Normandy was quite peaceful from actual enemy action, just the noise of our guns which...

A Medical Corps Unit lands in Normandy, June 1944icon for Story with photo

We followed over and landed on the Eighth of June, at 11.00h I think it was Sword Beach. This was Sword...

Story of a Taffy at the D Day Landingsicon for Story with photo

It was evening and we still had not got in so we put our heads down, the Sergeant told us we would...

The Sixtieth Anniversary of D-Day: Memories of Landing Crafticon for Story with photo

Many of the landing craft on display are anachronistic, the one Churchill tank, poised in isolation on its...

D-Day Part 1

My Brother was lucky because when War broke out he was already studying fulltime at an Aeronautical College...

Norman Ellis's D-Day experiences in the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards

The ruse was a success: on 17th June 1943 Trooper 14218254 Norman Ellis married Florence Margaret...

A Journey Through War: Royal Marine Commandos

PREPARING FOR D-DAY The Mobile Base Defence Organisation provided gunners for three Batteries of 2.pounder...

5th Regiment RHA D-Day 1944

We had three batteries of self-propelled 25 pounder guns, and were part of the 22nd Armoured Brigade of 7th...

A Coders D Day Memories

We crouched, all our gas masks to hand, and on the following day, we were transferred from our home town of...

D-Day

A FootSloggers Story: 1st Buckinhamshire Battalion in Normandy

I had often thought of my old colleagues in C Company 1st Bucks who had landed on the Beaches on D-Day 6th...

The Allied Aerodrome of B10 at Plumetot during the Battle of Normandyicon for Story with photo

For the Germans, the Mathieu / Plumetot aerodrome was not a high priority, and they did in fact cultivate...

John Welsh War Diary Part 2

Travelled from Altona Station Hamburg on a troop train no heating, no windows across Germany, Holland,...

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