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The Last Post. Royal Marines School of Music and West Point Military Academy

Click the words "Last Post" in blue below to view the video. Last PostColour Sergeant Bugler Russell Piner from the Royal Marines School of Music and Staff Sergeant Bryan McKinney from West Point Military Academy have collaborated to create a Last Post video that encapsulates a shared ethos: understated excellence, mutual respect and profound appreciation for [...]

By | November 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Centaur Infantry Support Tank at Musée Pegasus Memorial

Musée Pegasus Memorial, Centaur Infantry Support Tank. Centaur Infantry Support tank, fitted with a 95mm Howitzer and not an anti-tank gun, Centaurs were used by the Royal Marines in the close support role. This particular tank stood for many years opposite the Cafe Gondrée at Benouville, the first French house to be liberated in Operation Deadstick, [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Tanks|0 Comments

WW2 German MG42 Machine Gun Demonstration

During our tours we often refer to this very effective German weapon which played havoc with the Allied landings, particularly at OMAHA Beach and Hillman. This firing demonstration took place at Dellwood Park in Lockport, Illinois on 8 September 2013, by 5th Company GrossDeutschland. The MG-42 (a shortened form Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Uncategorized, Utah Beach|0 Comments

Parachuting dogs of D-Day and the battle for Normandy

Glenn, Bing and Ranee, the parachuting dogs of D-Day The dogs wore their own parachutes and were trained to jump after bones/treats. It would appear that they were not distressed by the experience and after a few practice jumps they would often exit the aircraft without coaxing. During D-day and the battle for Normandy, [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

D-Day Tours TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Among the Best D-Day Tours of Normandy TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 We are delighted to receive a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence for the year 2015. This isn't something we sought or applied for, it was awarded to us based on the quality of the reviews our tours and accommodation have received on TripAdvisor. We're delighted [...]

By | June 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

D-Day attack on Merville Battery by Parachute Regiment

There were four concrete casemates at the battery which housed the guns. The guns were found to be smaller than intelligence reports suggested. However the 100mm Czech guns could still inflict serious casualties to troops landing on SWORD Beach,.  Parachute Regiment's heroic D-Day attack on Merville Battery The battle fought by 9th Battalion Parachute Regiment [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sword Beach. Piper Bill Millin

Piper Bill Millin and "The Road to the Isles Bill Millin's Statue at Colleville-Montgomery overlooks SWORD Beach where he landed on D-Day   At the age of 21 yrs Piper Bill Millin was the personal piper of Lord Lovatt Fraser whose Commando Brigade landed on SWORD Beach on D-Day. Millin was the only British [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A great review from a great couple

One of the privileges of guiding people through the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy is that I get to meet such interesting people and spend time in such good company. I greatly enjoyed guiding Connie and William and they were kind enough to give me a lovely testimonial. Many thanks and very nice to have [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Iron Mike and the bridges of La Friere and Chef du Pont

'Iron Mike' & The bridges of La Friere and Chef Du Pont Just a couple of miles to the west of St Mere Eglise, the River Mederet posed a significant natural obstacle to movements of troops, supplies, artillery and armour. The two crossing points at La Friere and Chef Du Pont were vital to the U.S. [...]

By | February 8th, 2015|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Normandy|2 Comments

Christmas Day Truce 1914

Christmas Day Truce 1914. One hundred years ago this month the famous Christmas truce and football match between British and German soldiers took place in this very field at Ploegsteert, near Ypres in Belgium. A small oasis of humanity in one of the most devastating wars known to mankind. We would like to wish all our [...]

By | December 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments