Tag Archives: St Charles de Percy

Normandy 2016 Day 11 – A Day of Remembrance

Day 11 – Monday 6th June As in past years, this was going to be a very busy day – including saving the Honour of the Welsh Guards! But more of that, later! Honouring the fallen at Hottot Les Bagues We started with a visit to Hottot Les Bagues Commonwealth War Cemetery and the first […]

Normandy June 2015 – Day#07 Saturday 6th June

Operation BLUECOAT 6th June dawned clear and bright – it was going to be another hot one! We called in on Barrie, or at least tried to, but he wasn’t there so we headed off to meet up with Mary, Jack, Eain & Muir at Mary & Jack’s accommodation in Caumont l’Evente. This had fantastic […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#08 Friday 6th June

Stand in battlefield tour guide Earlier in the week, I’d received a phone call from Eain Findlay to say that he and his father, Muir, wouldn’t be able to make the trip this year as he’d put his back out. Eain was happy to drive munching on painkillers, but somehow, Muir was less happy with […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#7 Friday 7th June

Operation BLUECOAT, Sainte-Mère-Église and UTAH Beach Following Operation BLUECOAT In the past, whenever we’ve visited Normandy and followed the tour of Opertion BLUECOAT laid out in the back of Ian Daglish’s book on the subject, we’ve always started at Caumont & made it as far as Le Beny Bocage, or perhaps th e cemetery at […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#6 Thursday 6th June

Bocage, Hill 226 and St Charles de Percy Bocage bagging When reading & talking about the post D-Day fighting one word crops up time and again: “Bocage”. So what was “Bocage” or “The Hedgerow Country” as Americans called it? A dictionary definition is: “the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and […]

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 […]

Day 7: 6th June

Swapping history Before we could set off from Bayeux to meet Bill & Elizabeth Sullivan, we’d arranged to meet up with Stéphane Jacquet who is the curator of the museum at Tilly sur Seulles, just South of Bayeux. Stéphane and I had made contact through a Facebook group interested in the 6th Guards Tank Brigade […]