59 Years ago today

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Jun 6, 2003.

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  1. The predecessors of Gods own cap badge, and assorted hangers on, commenced the final push to liberate Europe.

    It irks me something fierce, that June 6th isn't a public holiday.

    http://www.regt85th.fsnet.co.uk/warwicks.html

     
  2. HLS

    HLS Old-Salt

    I was lucky enough to be part of the 45th anniversary of D-Day. Jumped in with the 82nd Airborne into St Mere Eglise and was then part of their parade in the town.

    We then went off to Pegusus Bridge and Merville Battery to meet up with the vets from 9 Para and Ox & Bucks, very brave men. I felt privilaged to have met these people and was lucky enough to spend quite a few hours talking (and drinking) with them.

    This is not meant to distract from the very real issues surrounding PTSD but those blokes really went through some serious shit back then. It was a real eye opener.
     
  3. Indeed, all should raise a glass to them this evening.
     
  4. Absent friends.