Category Archives: 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment

Normandy 2018 Day 5 – War diary review, misty photos, revisiting farms and Pizza

Day 5 – Monday 4th June This ended up being a long day with an equally long post! Following the war diaries to the capture sites of some of the men and returning to Noir Nuit. War diaries in detail So, after the extreme heat of the past two days, a later start saw us […]

Normandy 2018 Day 4 – Tilly book fair, Hottot and photo tour

Day 4 – Sunday 3rd June Tilly sur Seulles Salon du Livre We tried to be up early for breakfast. Aiming to be at the “Tilly Book Fair” run at the museum by our friend Stéphane Jacquet from the start. Unfortunately, Glyn had not re-set his alarm to French time. Whilst he lay thinking there […]

Normandy June 2015 – Day#05 – Thursday 4th June – part2

On the Invasion Beaches SWORD Beach So, it was off to the beaches. Our first stop was SWORD beach – near the port of Ouistreham – which was almost empty. On our way back to the car, we passed a relic of the Atlantic Wall – the German shore defences. It was either a machine […]