Post here with any anecdotes or stories about the Gold Beach landings on 6th June 1944…
My father landed on Gold Beach on D-Day with the DLI
My father Gordon Banks landed at Gold Beach on D-Day with the 6th Durham Light Infantry. I first visited Gold Beach in 2009 and after reading many books about the landings there, came across one which had a picture of troops marching along a lane on D-Day itself. I have since identified the lane in Crepon and visited there in 2013. It remains almost the same as 1944. Sadly Dad died in 1991 and never went back to Normandy.
POSTED BY TONY BANKS
My grandfather went ashore at Gold Beach with the Hampshire Regiment who were part of the Northumbrian Division. Believe he was involved in the liberation of Le Hamel and then Arromanches. He lost his life about a week later on the 14th June around Hottot, Lingevres or Tilly-sur-Seulles. Not sure exactly where he was killed, but he is buried at Bayeux Cemetery.
My father landed at Gold following “The Dorsets” and then went on to Tilly-sur-Seulles and beyond. We are heading to Normandy for the 75th and hope to meet many more vets then!
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