Category Archives: World War 2 – Normandy 1944

The Royal Marines Armoured Support Group in Normandy 1944

As it’s VE Day (or at least it was when I started writing this), I thought I’d better do a WW2 post… 🙂 The Royal Marines Armoured Support Group was a short-lived organisation created for the Normandy Landings of 1944 … Continue reading

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Churchill Tanks in NW Europe 1944-45 (Part 2)

As if the lockdown weren’t already tedious enough, here I am again with the second part of my Churchill tank waffle!  And there was much rejoicing.  Yay.  If you’re still here, this time I’m looking in a bit more detail … Continue reading

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Churchill Tanks in NW Europe 1944-45 (Part 1)

In my (unpaid) role as historical consultant for Dave Brown Esq, I was this week discussing with him the various marks of Churchill tank used by the British 21st Army Group (i.e. NW Europe from 1944 (Normandy) to 1945 (Germany)) … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago Tonight…

I’m just having a drink to the memory of my late father-in-law, Chief Petty Officer Harry James RN, chief engineer of a Royal Navy Landing Craft Flotilla, who 75 years ago tonight was being fished out of Portsmouth Harbour by … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: Operation WINDSOR

Operation WINDSOR: The Battle for Carpiquet Airfield 4th July 1944 Report by Richard De Ferrars Bovington 2009 saw the “Battlefront UK” group put on the demonstration game “Operation Windsor” – the assault by 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on Carpiquet Airfield on … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: The Grimbosq Bridgehead 6-7 Aug 1944

Historical Overview The village of Grimbosq is a small and rather unremarkable village sandwiched between a large forest and the steep banks of the River Orne.  A rural farming community, its peace had previously only been disturbed by the train … Continue reading

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