Michel Sabarly posted an IWM Image showing a 147 Field Regiment Sexton on D Day here http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/16174-run-in-shoot-by-ra-in-overlord-assault/page-2 This is Imperial war musuem image B5262 with ther IWM description of "Troops from 50th Division coming ashore from an LSI(L), Gold area, 6 June 1944. A Sexton 25pdr self-propelled gun of 147th Field Regiment (Essex Yeomanry), 56th Infantry Brigade, can be seen on the left" I think it also shows an upturned Porpoise sledge in the foreground, which suggests that guns landed there. My question is what is the gun doing there and pointing along the beach rather than in action and pointing at the enemy? . Tony Richardson's account tells of a 431 battery gun which lost a idler negotiating a deep bomb hole. Is the reason why the gunners are specators for the infantry landing? Can anyone identify when the LSL shown was scheduled to land?