Posts Tagged ‘World War 2’

A moment in time….

George was a radio operator in the first Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1945.  He was often stationed in India, and his elite company specialised in demolition.   In June 1945 he was walking to his billet near Richmond, and stopped outside a social gathering.  A young woman, Miss Vera Jane came outside to say hello. During […]

Incredible D-Day reunion

Just after midnight on June 6, 1944, the British 6th and American 101st 82nd Airborne divisions invaded Nazi occupied France. Packed into wooden gliders, the troops skimmed through night skies to seize strategic targets ahead of the Allied invasion force assembled in 7000 ships off the Normandy coast. D-Day had begun.   Among the British glider troops was Ron Lawrance, now 90, living in a […]