Tag Archives: Ray Elledge

Updates and things…

Swans swimming along… Whilst on the face of it, everything has been a bit quiet on the website front on the research project… in fact it’s a bit like a swan swimming along – serene and  gentle on the surface and paddling madly underwater! Work has been getting in the way & as at the […]

Normandy 2017 Day 9 – Estry, Deep Purple, barbed wire and beer

Day 9 – Wednesday 7th June A walk around Estry This morning we spent time looking around the village of Estry. Taking photographs of the locations of damaged and destroyed Churchill tanks following the battle to liberate the village. Colin needed these in relation to his war gaming group, and his military history society.   […]

Normandy 2016 Day 11 – A Day of Remembrance

Normandy 2016.  Day 11- Monday 6th June- A Day of Remembrance As in past years, this was going to be a very busy day of Remembrance –this year it would include saving the Honour of the Welsh Guards! But more of that, later! Honouring the fallen at Hottot Les Bagues We started with a visit […]

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. Leaving  Tony & Jill  enjoying 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, we were […]

Normandy September 2015 – Day #05 – Sunday 13th – Elledge Tour

So, having met Sam & Martha for a meal last night, today we were off in the footsteps of Martha’s father – Major Raymond P Elledge Jr. In many ways, today was all about the whole point of this project. Giving back to the family of one of the men that were held in the […]

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

Hill 112 and Ray Elledge’s Crash Site On Hill 112 Today was spent, in many ways, with our usual routine for the 5th June. A return visit to Hill112 (via Evercy church) in the company of veteran Albert Figg (who fought there) & his daughter Annette. Before adjourning to the restaurant in Evrecy for an […]

Normandy August 2014 – Day#04 – Saturday 16th August

Preparations for the “Men in the Shed” talk So, the Big Day dawned… Today was the day chosen to celebrate the Liberation, 70 years ago, of St Vigor des Mezerets (the actual day was 14th August 1944) by 43rd Wessex Infantry Division (the same one that Albert Figg fought with). As part of the celebrations, […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#04 Monday 2nd June

German Military Cemetery at Marigny Initially, we’d planned to use this day checking out again Ray Elledge’s crash site where we would have dug up some of the metal. However, as this had now been confirmed as not a crash site, we decided to do something different and decided to head off to Coutances as […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#03 Sunday 1st June

Change of plans to look for Ray Elledge We had planned to take a gentle meander through the French countryside and take our time in driving to our accommodation for the evening at Hebecrevon. However just outside of Abbeville, we received a phone call. My initial thought was to panic as it was obviously a […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#8 Saturday 8th June

Presentations and P47s in Normandy With Peter Findlay So, as is usual on these trips, we got up in the morning & immediately amended the plans that we had for the day! The reason for this was that Peter Findlay, one of our hosts, was being honoured with the presentation of a medal from the […]