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  1. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Best mention I have found of Cristot so far is in Stuart Hills 'By Tank into Normandy', he was with Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. have you seen it?
  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Heard of Hills book but not read it. Don could have been SRY. The SRY will also be at the St Pierre crossroads near the barn wall with all the carved cap badges on 7th. No commemoration that I'm aware of in Cristot itself this year but that doesn't mean there isn't one.
  3. No.4CommandoBairn

    No.4CommandoBairn Well-Known Member

    This is all so exciting! Can't wait to read all the reviews on your return.

    I'd be going if I wasn't already booked up to go to the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Flushing, in November.

    I'll, hopefully, get to Le Hauger and Sword (again) next year ... when it's quieter. ;)
  4. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    The book by Stuart Hills is, in my opinion, excellent.
  5. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    I agree JB. In fact having had a quick look for mentions of Cristot I think I will read the book again.
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Does it have Wings ? :lol:
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  7. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    can only agree with you on "By Tank into Normandy' - excellent read and just how it was in a Tank..

  8. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    No. Call me old fashioned but I'm of the opinion that if you want to walk around wearing wings you should have earned them.
  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I just thought I'd mention on here as it may be of interest to anyone still in France on Sunday 8th June, that in addition to the French military vehicle club's parade of (mainly) US vehicles in Bayeux on the Saturday, The UK based MVT and IMPS have arranged permission for a 'défilé' through Bayeux centre on the Sunday with exclusively British and Commonwealth badged vehicles. It will start at 11.00 hrs from the Boulevard d'Eindhoven and finish at 12.30. The majority of vehicles will then leave for Tilly-sur-Seulles where they will be displayed from 13.30 to 16.15.

    It's mentioned in the diary as "great Liberation’s vehicles parade“ - a tribute to the British XXX Corps”


    I'm hoping to take part on a 1939 BEF-badged motorcycle. By rights, I should be heading for St. Nazaire and evacuation, not inland... :(
  10. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    .....rebadge it as 8th Armoured Brigade or 50th Northumbrian Division or 49th West Riding Division and you will be the most appropriately dressed of the lot! Tilly sur Seulles was finally liberated, after a couple of dozen attempts, by 24th Lancers (8AB) and the Essex Regiment.....so if you want to be super accurate...... :)
  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It would take more than just paintwork to be accurate...black-out equipment, rubber parts, luggage equipment had all changed by 1944. There is a tenuous link as it wears 2nd Division's 'Crossed Keys' which were displayed by 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1940 when they were the Divisional Cavalry...
  12. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    I'll be there under Leger as well.
  13. Smithy

    Smithy Junior Member

    Thanks for the extra bit of information Richard regarding Tilly as didn't know this. Will probably follow them on down sometime in the afternoon.
  14. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Tilly sounds good to me too.
  15. fozman

    fozman Member

    I'll be there, too, 'though all over the place...
    • 2nd June - looking for two P47 crash sites (one has already been found, but hoping to meet up with owners of site)
    • 3rd June - taking 82nd Airborne Veteran, his wife & family on a tour of places he was moved around as a PoW & evader - repeat of last year, but with different family members
    • 4th June - round by Hottot & Tilly sur Seulles
    • 5th June - Hill 112 for ceremony followed by "Epsom"
    • 6th June - Hill 226 followed by ceremony at St Charles de Percy
    • 7th June - recovering, probably!
    • 8th June - Tilly Book Fair
    Also on 7th June, the museum at Tilly has some Comanche Code Talkers http://www.tilly1944.com/memo/index.php

    I'm easy to spot... big, balding & Black Country accent :lol: buddy who's with me is the same, but not bald :P

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  16. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    ...and also on the 7th at Tilly at about 5.30pm is a ceremony in the Museum gardens with Members of 8th Armoured Brigade. I'll be the guy laying the 24th Lancers wreath assuming I make it from a similar ceremony being held at Tessel earlier in the late afternoon. Incidentally it looks as though we live quite close to each other!
  17. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  18. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I saw what looked like another Dakota flying above Delft in the Netherlands yesterday, but no WW2 markings.
  19. fozman

    fozman Member

  20. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    So where are you based? And are you aware of http://www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/


    Not aware but like the look of the Epsom lecture.

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