Tag Archives: Hill 112

Normandy 2017 Day 7 – On Hill 112

Day 7 – Monday June 5th On Hill 112 with Albert Figg Today saw us heading off to meet with Albert Figg on the top of Hill 112. This is something that we do each year and following the small ceremony that is held there,  we go for something to eat. This year the ceremony […]

Normandy 2016 Day 10 – On Hill 112 with a 25pdr photoshoot

Day 10 – Sunday 5th June Hill 112 with Albert Figg An awesome breakfast restored our good humour (as did my increasing fluency in French – this time unaided by Calvados & wine!). Mme Baratte explained that she sometimes enjoyed doing some silly & unusual things… such as making jam from Earl Grey tea or […]

Normandy September 2015 – Day #06 – Monday 14th September 2015

A surprise for Martha So our last day with Martha & Sam started off bright & early with a filling traditionally French breakfast at Tony & Jill’s. Leaving them in the sunshine, we headed off to Barrie’s & the Shed. What Martha didn’t know was there was a little surprise in store for her! Initially, […]

Normandy September 2015 – Day #03 – Friday 11th September 2015

Today saw us heading up to Hill 112 near Everecy to meet up with an historian contact – Dominique Bidart – that I’d made through Facebook. We also wanted to take a look at the new statue that’s been erected on the hill to commemorate the many infantrymen that fought & died there. I’d seen photos of […]

Normandy June 2015 – Day#06 – Friday 5th June

On Hill 112 Today was spent, in many ways, with our usual routine for the 5th June: a return visit to Hill112 in the company of veteran Albert Figg (who fought there) & his daughter Annette before adjourning to the restaurant in Evrecy for an enjoyable meal. This year, however, was slightly different… First of […]

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

On the Invasion Beaches SWORD Beach 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 – either a machine gun or observation post with a view along […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#09 Saturday 7th June

Back to Hill 226… Saturday morning saw Glyn & me back onto Hill 226, wading along the edge of the fields through waist high crops so that I could get some clear photographs to supplement my talk of the battle as we’d not been able to take them yesterday. Whilst their we found a small […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#07 Thursday 5th June

Hill 112 and Albert Figg We were up fairly early in the morning and headed off to Hill 112 ready to meet Albert Figg, a veteran of the campaign there. Albert is the guy who did most of the fundraising to put a Churchill tank on top of the Hill in memory of the men that fought […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#5 Wednesday 5th June

Operation EPSOM & Hill 112 Operation EPSOM revisited So, waking up to a dull & overcast morning (as 5th June was, last year), we set off to follow one of the Tours in the BattleZone Normandy book on Operation EPSOM written by Lloyd Clark. Operation EPSOM was the Allies third attempt to take the D […]

Normandy tour 2013

Normandy… And so it came to pass, in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Thirteen, that our heroes did decide that the time had come to once again embark on their quest to quaff ales and wines from far and near, to eat food that they were not sure of and to boldly go […]