2 days ago
D-Day veteran Field Marshal Lord Bramall (95) died yesterday.
As a young 2nd Lieutenant, in the Kings Royal Rifles Corps, Edwin Bramall landed on the afternoon of 6th June 1944 on Gold Beach. He fought in the campaign in North Western Europe, on several occasions stepping on mines, which did not explode! Edwin Bramall was decorated for gallantry in March 1945 with the Military Cross
Lord Bramall continued with a career in the Army retiring in 1985 as Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British armed forces. He was the last serving member of the British Armed Forces to have landed on D-Day.
Several years ago, Lord Bramall visited the museum with his family. He is remembered as a charming, inspirational man with a great sense of humour. ...
RIP Monsieur... bon voyage avec vos frères d'armes 🙏🙏
Sincères condoléances, RIP.
Rip sincères condoléances respect 🕯🇲🇫👮♂️
Reposez en paix, Sir.
Rip monsieur ❤
RIP sir. Par contre, je connais un membre du "coup de main" du Major Howard qui a servi jusqu'en 1989...
RIP Sir et merci ! 🇧🇪
RIP héros 😫😫
May you rest in peace Sir and a BIG salute to you and all others who fought suffered and died for our freedom!!!!
R.I.P. Lord Bramal. Thank you for your bravery.
RIP Lord Bramall. Condolences to your family.
R I P sir 🌷🌹🌷🌹
RIP Sir Stand Easy.
Great respect, and condolences..
🌺🕯🌺 Rest in peace Sir
rip duty is now done lest we forget
RIP 🇬🇧 ;
Devoir de mémoire RIP soldats respect 🕯🇫🇷👮♂️
My Uncle is layed to rest in Ranville. Driver James Wells.
En face de la tombe d’Édouard Gérard brigade piron Belgique respect à tout nos héros 🇧🇪🇧🇪🇬🇧🇬🇧🇨🇦🇨🇦
Respect à ces héros..
Respect and Thanks 🇮🇪🇮🇪☘☘
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A lot of my dad’s mates lie there.
This morning, a memorial ceremony took place at the military cemetery in ranville. After the armistice ceremony in the civil cemetery of ranville, the British and the French gathered in the military cemetery to pay tribute to the more than 2500 men buried there.
The "last post" was played with a bugle dating back to the war by Aaron Keeley of the British rifles regiment who for the occasion had made the trip to Normandy.
This bugle was used for the last time at the 1st hours of the day by John Chamber of the 7th parachute regiment to gather the men on the battlefield. ...
Musée Mémorial Pegasus Musée Mémorial Pegasus is with Bob Stoodley.
2 weeks ago
One of the last members of the British airborne Pathfinders died last month.
James “Johnny” Johnston served with the 22nd Independent Pathfinder Company, one of the first units to land in Normandy on 6th June 1944. The parachute company’s mission was to mark out the drop zone, with beacons, for the main Parachute force, which would follow.
Johnny enlisted in the army, as a boy soldier at 14 years of age, serving as a piper in the Cameroon Highlanders, transferring to the Parachute Regiment during the war. Johnny Johnston continued as a career soldier until 1959. He subsequently served in the MOD police.
During the 75th D-Day commemorations at Ranville CWGC cemetery, Johnny (in the foreground) met up with fellow Pathfinder Bob Stoodley. Both had thought the other had passed away some time ago.
Bob attended Johnny’s funeral at Amble in Northumberland in order to say a final farewell to his wartime comrade.
Rest in Peace Johnny. ...
Great man , the last time I met him was when Carol was over from Canada. Happy happy memories.
Such wonderful tributes still coming in for my father. He would be stunned and humbled by it all. Rest In Peace dad xxxxx
Very sad it was a lovely funeral, he was a friend of my Dads for years, both Para’s during the war, bumping into each other over the years, then he got Posted to Drax and the card games started again. I was so glad to see him 3 weeks before his death, so sad for his family RIP Uncle Johnny 😢😢
RIP Johnny thank you for your bravery.
Great respect and gratitude sir, rest easy you’ve certainly earned it 🇬🇧
RIP Sir, thanks for your bravery and service.
Rest in peace Johnny xx thanks x
RIP sir back to meet yours comrades in héros heaven
RIP SIR. Thank You 🙏
Rest in Peace Sir!
Saw the Pathfinders last night on TV. New Zealand. RIP Sir
RIP brave Sir. God bless you.
Rest in Peace, Sir
So sad Barbara, but so lovely too. X
Rip and Respect SIR. A true Hero.
It was under such sad circumstances, poor man. Hope he is now at peace ❤🇬🇧
Rest In Peace.
RIP brave hero
Lest we forget.. Rest in Pease sir.
R.I.P. SIR RESPECT
R.I.P Sir! Thank you!
2 weeks ago
A great museum - definitely recommend visiting - often !
Fabulous place, my fathers miniature medals and his beret are there. He was 6th Airborne attached to the Ox’s and Bucks. Arrived (safely) in a Horsa. He returned each year he could to pay tribute to his colleagues who were less fortunate.... and we have continued to do so since his passing in 2011 ‘ Lest we forget ‘ ❤️
Fantastic memorial, definitely worth visiting.
If I ever came back to Europe I would make a point of visiting this museum - fascinating and a place of heroes.
Excellent museum and memorial my father was an parachute engineer with 6 th airborne division and like most “ paras” never left the “boys” through out his life
I was there 3 years ago. It's a must go and see loved it. I go again.
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Mon coin préfère de tous
Will see him 11th am at ranville if not before
Deniz van Oost