2014 will mark the 70th anniversary of D Day and will also signal the end of the Normandy Veterans Association (NVA) which will be dissolved later that year. But before the Association fades into history they want to create a permanent record of the testimonies of as many Normandy Veterans as possible for UK archives and heritage, surviving veterans in their final years and as an educational resource for current and future generations. Read the whole article.
Lars Ake Dahlen from Sweden composed a song based on a true story told by D-Day veteran Thomas J. Martin. Read the whole article.
HMS Scourge was one of seven ships in the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla. The flotilla paid a heavy price during the D-Day Landings. The following pages include what HMS Scourge did during the run up to, and on, 6th June 1944 D-Day Normandy Landings Read the whole article.
Wilson, Frederick (Fred)
Fred Wilson (T/293590) was born 31 March 1922. He enlisted 23 October 1941 at the age of 19 and got his training in Chesterfield and Eckington.
In 1943 he was posted to Border Camp Aldershot and later to the 43 Div to Kent. His job was waterproofing... Read full story!