D-Day 75th Anniversary

June 7, 2019

 

 

On 6 June 1944, around 156,000 Allied troops - including British, US and Canadian forces had landed in Normandy, by air and by sea. With extreme bravery and courage the allied troops faced fierce German defences; however after establishing a foothold in France, within 11 months Nazi Germany was defeated and the war was over.

 

Staff and Cadets from 2457 Sqn ATC, commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day, attending a wreath laying ceremony at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Tring. The wreath was laid by Mr Michael Brown (pictured with the cadets above), a D-Day Veteran, who as a glider pilot flew a mission on the evening of 6 Jun 1944. 

 

It is hoped that Mr Brown will be able to attend the Sqn and speak to the cadets about these important events that he took part in. There is some more information about Mr Brown and his incredible story in the following link: https://www.berkhamstedtoday.co.uk/news/prisoner-of-war-is-given-french-military-award-1-7232030

 

(Photos provided by WO Veazy, RAFAC & Keith Everett, Sqn Civilian Committee)

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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