Tag Archives: Operation GOODWOOD

Normandy June 2015 – Day#05 – Thursday 4th June – part 1

I’ve split this day into two posts as we got through a lot! Another day, another battlefield tour! Or rather a continuation of yesterday’s as we’d only really covered half of the area of Operation GOODWOOD. This time, it was direct to the village of Soliers where, just before we got into the village, over […]

Normandy June 2015 – Day#04 – Wednesday 3rd June

Operation GOODWOOD Today we would be following in the footsteps – or rather tank tracks – of the British Army’s attack to the East of Caen: Operation GOODWOOD. This was Montgomery’s plan to make good use of the “excellent tank country” to the South & East of the city in an attempt to break through […]

Normandy August 2014 – Day#03 Friday 15th August

Return to Operation GOODWOOD… Having had an excellent breakfast prepared by Patrick’s wife, Annick, we set off towards Caen. Our first stop-off was at a large car boot sale (well, why not)… in the background was the remaining cooling tower from the old Colombelles steel works which was used as an observation post by the […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#4 Tuesday 4th June

Rouen to Operation GOODWOOD Rouen Leaving Patrick and the brewery, we headed down into Rouen itself for a look around as we’d been through it on a number of occasions without taking any time out for a good sightseeing. So having parked up without too much navigation of Rouen’s one-way system required, we took to […]