The Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning…
We Will Remember Them…!!!
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
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.
unknown contacts to pass on messages, not knowing if their cover
had been blown, or if they were being followed. Click
Here for story.
Thomas Theobald 1923 to 1990
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....Click
"William Walter" story
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.
boys in the innocence of youth… would soon become men
to the horrors of war. Click
Here William Walter Story.
"Bill Bray" story. The Heros of Telemark
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
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!"
are McIndoes army, We are his Guinea Pigs. With dermatomes
and pedicles, Glass eyes, false teeth and wigs. And when we
get our discharge We would shout with all our might: Per ardua
ad astra We would rather drink than fight....Click
Crash - Edenbridge
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.
rose into the skies above England, not knowing what lay before
them, this is the story of that day.......Click
Here for story.