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The Dambusters Raid “Operation Chastise”, 70 years ago today

By | May 17th, 2013|Categories: 70th Anniversary, Lancaster Bomber, RAF, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

70 yrs ago today, 19 Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron RAF skilfully attacked the great dams of Western Germany using an innovative new Bouncing Bomb developed by Barnes Wallis to breach the dam defences . 'Operation Chastise' the official title of the Dambusters Raid was a partial success. Of the five intended targets only two of [...]

D Day Landings. Flying Tetrarch Tanks.

By | April 20th, 2013|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers, RAF, Tanks|Tags: , |

D Day Landings. Tetrarch Light Tanks On D Day and before, twenty Tetrarch Light Tanks were deployed by the 6th Airborne Recce Regt in Normandy. They were not very successful; several were destroyed in the transportation and landing. Those that survived were outclassed by German armour. They were mostly used for close support particularly [...]

Video: 360 degree panorama from the Pegasus Bridge

By | April 20th, 2013|Categories: D Day, D Day Memorials, RAF, USAF|Tags: , , |

This D Day Tour video is a 360 degree panorama of the Pegasus Bridge, the only bridge over the Caen Canal between the sea and Caen itself. It was vital the allies captured the bridge intact. The panorama shows you the canal, the Cafe Gondree where we often stop for coffee on our D Day Tours, [...]

Memorial to British Airmen. Memorial Britannique, St. Anne – Romagne, 35133 Brittany

By | February 15th, 2013|Categories: D Day, D Day Cemeteries, D Day Memorials, Normandy, Paratroopers, RAF|

I found this memorial quite by chance, only a few miles from our home. It was placed by the people of St. Anne in memory of Pilot Officer James Alexander Downie aged 23 yrs and Pilot Officer Victor Gwyn Ross aged 21 yrs, who were killed when their unarmed Photo-Reconaissance Mosquito (No. MM352) of 544 Squadron [...]

D Day tours of Normandy landing beaches and battlefields. Malcolm Clough

By | October 1st, 2012|Categories: Artillery, D Day, D Day Cemeteries, Normandy, Paratroopers, RAF, Tanks, USAF|