Thanks to Mike - Trux - I now know that this area was called Roger beach and was used for landing vehicles and personnel after D-day Shelling meant that it was short lived. No more LSTs arrived after D+8 since five were hit by shells in one day. Does this mean that the photos were taken at this time or later? ROGER Sector was indeed used for unloading after D Day but Villa "Les Algues" is definitely located in QUEEN Sector, WHITE Beach, and "House 1" is on QUEEN RED Beach. See the Sector/Beaches map (first map) on this link: D-Day : Normandy 1944 - SWORD BEACH : British Troops I marked the location of both on the attached copy. I think what Mike meant is that the two localities mentioned in your 2-pages document with the history of the unit: Ouistreham (where your uncle's unit landed and spent the night of D Day) and Riva Bella where they then stayed for 4 weeks, were in ROGER Sector. Your document states that the day after D Day "After an uncomfortable night we moved to Riva Bella where we stayed for 4 weeks, working on crawler cranes on the beaches. We then moved to Luc-Sur-Mer as Riva Bella was still under fire." This means that the photos (of the villas) where probably taken during this 4-week period, as Luc-sur-Mer is some 4 km West of Villa "Les Vagues", in OBOE Sector.