5 days ago
A company of the Parisian fire service paid a visit to the Memorial Pegasus today.
The fire service, part of the French Army, is responsible for the protection of over 6 million inhabitants and 33 million tourists. It carries out an intervention every 63 seconds over 500 000 call- outs every year.
Twenty seven firemen of 28th Company are spending several days in Normandy visiting D-Day sites. During the trip, 11 members of the group were decorated, by Captain Mathieu LeCornu, with the National Defence Medal for their courage and devotion to duty.
“Les Pompiers de Paris” were most recently in the news fighting the fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. ...
6 days ago
Following the death of D-Day airborne engineer Ivor Anderson, a tapestry depicting Ranville church was found at his home by his widow.
Today, Ivor’s friends Sue and Ray Wilson presented the tapestry to the warden of Ranville Church where it will be put on display in the British airborne chapel. ...
7 days ago
An exact replica of the French 18th Century Frigate Hermione made a passage up the Caen canal today. The ship was constructed between 1997 and 2014 at Rochfort.
The original18th Century ship was one of the most successful frigates of the French Navy, taking part in the battle of Louisburg and Yorktown against the English during the American War of Independence.
Hermione will be berthed in Ouistreham for three days before sailing to Rouen for the Liberty Armada in June. 40,000 visitors are expected to view the ship. ...
Florian Huet on va le loupé de peu
Beautiful ship. X
The English navy in the days of sail always admired the build quality and design of the French ships, particularly the frigates. À l’époque de Napoléon, la marine anglaise a toujours admiré la qualité et la conception des navires français, en particulier les frégates.
Magnifique... Vu en direct sur le canal de Caen ce matin. En prime, un coup de canon.
Cadets from the French officer academy of Saint-Cyr Coetquidon in Britanny spent several days in Normandy last week learning about the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy.
The school forms future army officers and officers for the Gendarmerie.
The Academy, composed principally of French students, and 20% international, has officer exchanges with the Royal military Academy of Sandhurst in England and West Point in the USA. ...
A remarkable moment for British motor biker Charles Evans. Charles visited the museum with his Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus 2018.
The magnificent bike, a limited edition produced by Royal Enfield in India, is in homage to the wartime RE/WD 125 Flying flea used by airborne forces.
Charles wish was to have has photograph taken with his bike next to the bridge. We were happy to oblige. He is the first person to ride across the roadway since Pegasus Bridge was installed in the park of the museum in 2000. ...
Thank you Mark Worthington (Memorial Pegasus Curator) for allowing me to achieve my goal. It was a very special moment for many reasons and just made an already great day even better.
Bob de Regt
Mark I have lot's of photos about our visit the other day and would like to share them on your website how can I do this?
Did you visit Brotheridge ‘s grave in the Churchyard? Very poignant
Belle façon de franchir le pont !!!
Jack Matheson You should get me one of these.....might have something I’d trade you.