Ian Daglish – RIP

I’ve just returned from what has been a brilliant trip back to Normandy & more to follow on that, soon, however, I also returned to the shock news that Ian Daglish had died this morning from injuries sustained in a light aircraft crash on Friday.

To those of us interested in the Normandy fighting, especially that occuring post D-Day, Ian’s books are essential reading being well researched, written and full of detail

I have only known Ian personally since October last year when I was introduced to him by David Mabbutt, the then curator of the “Bluecoat” museum in St Martin des Besaces, but his personality and shared interest in the Normandy fighting made me feel as ‘though we’d known each other for years.

When I delivered my talk on “The Men in the Shed” for our local military history group, Ian was kind enough to make some generous comments.

He will be sadly missed, not only by his family, to whom my thoughts & prayers go out to, but also his friends who will miss his enthusiastic interest in all things military.

 

One Comment

  1. Posted September 6, 2011 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Colin , just to let you know that if you visit our website (http://www.sommemidulster.org) there are some nice photos of Ian with us in Normandy , 3rd – 6th July. We will remember.

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