Category Archives: Major Ray Elledge Jnr

Day 6: 5th June

This was quite a busy day, covering Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 and then on the trail of Ray Elledge and Francis Gillespie with some “Calvados hunting” in between. Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 Last year, we had visited the “shoulder” of the Operation EPSOM battlefield when we took a look around Rauray & […]

Happy to help

A little while ago (well, the end of last year, actually… I must get into writing things in a more timely way!!) I was pleased to be able to help a relative of Ray Elledge & their friend during their brief visit to Normandy. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get over there in person due […]

Visit to Normandy – July 2010

This year’s trip was always going to have the opportunity to be special ever since earlier in the year when I’d received an email from Jesse Sheppard (Grandson of Morris Sheppard, one of the “names” in the Shed). The anticipation was increased once it also looked as ‘though Jim, Jesse’s father & Morris’ son would […]

Visit to Normandy – July 2009

Friday 24th July Flt Lt John Worthington Harder We (Glyn, Benoît (our translator – local lad interested in local history & with very good English) and me) set out on our 2 hour drive (having driven over 8 to get to “the Shed” the day before!) down to Evron, the town where John had crashed […]