Discussion in 'Infantry' started by spike7451, Mar 28, 2009.
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An absolute credit to this Country - serving in one way or another right untill the end.
We will remember you.
Wasn't Richard Todd, the actor, an Officer at The Bridge, I thought he was still alive.
Not part of coup de main party.
He arrived with follow up force.
Fair enough, didn't realise it was specific to the main party. I stand corrected. Thanks
Richard Todd dropped with ?9 PARA, to reinforce D Coy 1 OX & BUCKS following their capture of the bridge.
He then played Major Howard, OC of D Coy in "The Longest Day"
Rather fitting, really.
saw him a couple of months ago looking very sprightly.
Is it not Oxf and Bucks LI?
Check out Stephen Ambrose book Pegasus Bridge, better than B o B in my appinion
My copy is signed by Wally Parr and Dougie Allen ( gliders 1 and 5 resp. )
Separate names with a comma.