As the 65th Anniversary of D-Day approaches on 6th June, 2009, thousands of the older generation from across the world, will stand erect and full of pride that they took part in the “Great Crusade”....Click Here
the face of overwhelming odds, many, if not all were confronted
by such fear and terror, that it demanded of them some form
of superhuman strength and endurance.
Every agent suffered the loneliness of being far from home and their loved ones,
alone in an enemy occupied land, never knowing what the next few hours would
bring. Meeting unknown contacts to pass on messages, not knowing if their cover
had been blown, or if they were being followed. Click Here for story.
Alick Thomas Theobald 1923 to 1990
A grenade landed on the armoured vehicle he was driving and blew back into his face taking his eye and part of his forehead exposing his brain. He fell wounded from the truck and was shot from behind by the enemy.
Covered in Shrapnel wounds and his face badly blown away he was rescued by Sgt T. Craig. Trooper Ellis.
crews of these many aircraft were young “boys” and
the aircraft that they flew in would either carry them to their
glory or their death…as they heroically faced the enemy
in the skies above England and Europe.
These boys in the innocence of youth… would soon become
men to the horrors of war. Click Here William Walter Story.
The "Bill Bray" story. The Heros of Telemark
Always intending to go back the opportunity arose.....In the the latter part of 2002 as I saw in the magazine Soldier an advert inviting those interested to attend in Norway an event that would in February of 2003 mark the 60th anniversary of the destruction of the heavy water manufacturing at Norsk hydro plant at Vermork Power Station in Rjukan, in the Telemark area of southern Norway."What did you do in the War Dad!" Click Here
Guinea Pig Club
We are McIndoe’s army,
We are his Guinea Pigs.
With dermatomes and pedicles,
Glass eyes, false teeth and wigs.
And when we get our discharge
We’ll shout with all our might:
“Per ardua ad astra”
We’d rather drink than fight
story of the fateful day of the 13th November 1940, when
aircraft code number R2071 left Redhill Aerodrome on a mission,
the pilot P/O T. Birkett was at the controls and Sgt. Colin
E.P Castle was acting as observer. They rose into the skies
above England, not knowing what lay before them, this is
the story of that day.......Click
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