Post here with any anecdotes or stories about 6th Airborne Division drop into Pegasus Bridge & Ranville…
My father parachuted behind enemy lines at Ranville!
My father (Stanley William Moore, aka Mick Moore, born 1925) was in Royal Army Service Corps and was parachuted behind enemy lines on 5th June at Ranville. He was there to set up Eureka Rebecca Radar. He lost his Bren Gun when his chute opened and was almost captured by the Germans after landing. His comrade was injured and he had to leave him to be looked after at a french farmhouse before carrying on.
I work in Education with Horsham Museum and appreciate how very valuable these last pieces of primary evidence are. I sent my father on the Canberra tribute cruise 20 years ago. However he is no longer fit enough to travel to any of the 2014 celebrations, partially due to shrapnel wounds he incurred when treading on a landmine!
POSTED BY HELEN CLARK
My father was a Pegasus Bridge Veteran
My father, Cpl Aeb Sansome, was at Pegasus Bridge. He was a soldier in the 6th Airborne Regiment and remembered holding a 4-year-old Arlette Gondrée in his arms that day – 6th June 1944.
POSTED BY PAUL B SANSOME