Which beach on D Day ?

Discussion in 'RASC' started by alan w jones, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Hello , probably a tall order but here goes . I wondered if it was possible to find out which beach a William Wringrose or possibly Ringrose } Arnold landed on on D Day . He was with the RASC .. Any help much appreciated .
    Regards
    Alan
     
  2. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Are you a relative and have applied for service records?
     
  3. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Alan

    Any idea which Division or Brigade he was attached to? Assuming he actually landed on D Day itself - which you appear to confirm - that narrows the field very significantly. Have you got access to his Service Records or is your information, for example, verbal? Is he still alive? Apart from D Day, have any place names etc been mentioned?You clearly appreciate your question is very broad and this could easily consume a lot of time and still not come up with a definite answer.
     
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  4. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Hello , I had a text from my son in law who is his grandson and they are over in France at present and thought it would be nice to walk the beach where he landed . He died in 1998 and I suggested maybe appying for his service records which of course will take time and they will be back in UK then . I can't really add anymore to that at present .
    Regards
    Alan
     
  5. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Alan

    Understood. Sounds like research required and return trip next year - any excuse to visit Normandy is a good excuse :)
     
  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'd recommend a walk along the beach from Arromanches to Asnelles for a feel of the thing whatever. :)
     
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  7. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    First name(s) WILLIAM WRINGROSE
    Last name ARNOLD
    Gender Male
    Birth day 16
    Birth month 10
    Birth year 1913
    Age -
    Death quarter 4
    Death year 1998
    District Mid Warwickshire
    District number 7751B
    Register number B38B
    Entry number 276
    Date of registration mm/yy 1298
    County Warwickshire
    Country England
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  9. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Thank you all for your help and advice . Regards Alan
     
  10. EdSav

    EdSav Member

  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    That is one persons recollection of where they were on D Day - as I understand it the RASC were used on all 5 beaches, really would suggest you obtain his service records otherwise it will all be guesswork.
    We have members on here who can probably tie him down to a particuler ship, but records will be the key


    From the Trux section of this forum found using the excellent search facility of this site
    Non transport units rasc
    Motor transport units rasc

    others - http://ww2talk.com/index.php?search/4095793/&q=rasc+d+day&o=relevance

    TD
     
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  12. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Thank you , I will get him to get the application under way when they return from France .
    Regards
    Alan
     

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