Sword Beach.

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by Trux, May 4, 2012.

  1. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I hope to post information about the working of Sword Beach. There have been a number of enquiries about the units which actually worked on the beach in the weeks following D Day.

    Feel free to add information or comments.

    Mike
     
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  2. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    The content of this post is being moved to Post 167.
     

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  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Mike
    Cannot seem to open the link. Anybody else having problems?

    Lesley
     
  4. diz

    diz Member

    No works just fine.
    Do you have anything like ms word or tekstmaker. As you need such to open this file.

    Greetings
     
  5. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Lesley,

    I thought when I posted the attachment 'Lesley will not be able to open this'. If anyone has suggestions as to a better way of posting I will try to implement them. If all else fails I will send a paper copy when I have collated enough information.

    Mike
     
  6. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Mike, can you save/post it as an older 'word' document ie .doc rather than .docx?
    Some of us don't have such up to date versions of Office!
     
  7. diz

    diz Member

    Or just as a windows .text file
     
  8. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Lesley,

    I thought when I posted the attachment 'Lesley will not be able to open this'. If anyone has suggestions as to a better way of posting I will try to implement them. If all else fails I will send a paper copy when I have collated enough information.

    Mike

    :lol:
     
  9. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    This post moved to Post 168.

    Mike
     

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  10. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I have hopefully uploaded two versions, one for Lesley.

    Mike
     

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  11. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Unloading engineer stores from a coaster. The stores are mainly mesh trackway and the coir matting to go under it.

    Mike.

    Enough for one day.

    unloading.jpg
     
  12. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Thank you very much Mike!

    Lesley
     
  13. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    Mike,

    Some very good info in this posts to give an insight in the railway wagon loads for a possible future model, thanks,

    David
     
  14. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Photos of RB cranes working on the beach are rare and poor quality. Here is a photograph of an Accurate Armour model.

    On Sword these machines were carried on the tank deck of LSTs and as one can imagine they caused considerable problems in loading. They seem to have been unloaded without real difficulty.

    Mike.

    RB19.jpg
     
  15. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    This post moved to Post 167.

    Mike.
     

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  16. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Mike
    Cannot seem to open the link. Anybody else having problems?

    Lesley

    Likewise, Lesley, when I attempted to connect to the given link there is only 'gobbledygook' I am afraid. Possibly you could post some information and / or photographs directly to this website? That way, those members with an interest in this area could view it.

    I know of a number of WW2 veterans who landed in the Sword Beach area, including some on D-Day 6 June 1944. One of my uncles landed on Sword Beach on 8 June 1944 (D+2).

    My uncle was with the 26 F.H.S. (RAMC) attached to the 3rd British Infantry Division. His C.O., for whom he acted as batman, landed on D-Day. I posted a number of articles about this unit to the BBC "People's War" website.

    Unfortunately, with the passage of time, many of these veterans have now passed away. I know the Sword Beach area and its hinterland reasonably well. If all goes to plan I hope to visit the area again in 2012.
     
  17. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I was hoping to post information from my files. I have thousands of pages in Office Word 2010. I also have 5000 plus pages of War Diaries which I am going through slowly.

    This is my first attempt to upload material. I shall halt now and try again later when I understand the technology better.

    Mike
     
  18. KGoddard

    KGoddard Junior Member

    Mike
    Many thanks for posting these as they are of great interest to me, my grandfather was in 995 Port Maintenance Coy and then transferred to 1051 Port Maintenance Coy and i'm actually getting an idea what port maintenance companies actually did, i'm also having no problem opening the docx files as i have openoffice installed.

    Regards
    Keith
     
  19. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Thank you for your kind words Keith. I have not given up and am not sulking, just hoping to find a means of posting information that everyone can access. I must admit I did not know I was using docx, and am not sure what it is.

    Diz suggested using text (I don't know what that is either) so I have uploaded both.

    Mike.
     
  20. KGoddard

    KGoddard Junior Member

    Hi Mike

    From what i gather a docx file replaced microsofts earlier doc format in microsoft word
    found a link here that explains it a bit.

    The .docx format replaces the .doc format. Users with older versions of Word can open a .docx file after installing the Microsoft Compatibility Pack. Alternately, users can use an online converter toolWhat Is a Docx File? | eHow.com

    Keith
     

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