Battle Saint Pierre 8th armoured brigade

Battle Saint Pierre 8th armoured brigade

After a successful landing on D-Day and the liberation of Bayeux on the 7th June, The 8th Armoured Brigade, on the 8th June, with attached 1st Dorset Battalion advances from St Leger to Audrieu against elements of the 12th SS .Side stepping the battle in Audrieu the Sherwood Rangers secure Hill 103, by the 9th of June the 8th Armoured Brigade has a box defense on Hill 103 . With the 8th DLI attached,  they secured St Pièrre late on the 9th June, after a short but violent battle , bringing forward Northumberland Hussars and 24th Lancers.

Operation Deadstick

Operation Deadstick

Operation Deadstick, Pegasus Bridge, Orne Bridges, D-Day D-Day was one of history’s greatest undertakings , one of the first actions, Operation Deadstick, the landing by glider elements of the 2nd Oxs & Bucks Battalion Who would successfully capture two bridges over the canal and river Orne, hold at all costs. 

Touring D-Day & Battle of Normandy sites

Touring D-Day & Battle of Normandy sites

One of the real joys of touring Sword beach and the advance inland, is to visit the German 736 Regiment HQ , Oberst Krug’s command bunkers and defenses overlooking Sword beach. See the artillery ranges still painted on the observation post.

New British monument at Ver sur Mer

New British monument at Ver sur Mer

It was a real pleasure to visit the new British monument at Ver sur Mer,

Westminster Dragoons

Westminster Dragoons

A great piece of history, for those cold winter days

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