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Lacy Tingle was a primary school teacher and conscientious objector who volunteered to serve as a medic in airborne forces. He was killed in June 1944 and his unidentified remains were buried at Ranville war cemetery.
For 74 years, his grave was marked with an unknown headstone until June of this year when, finally, the remains beneath the head stone were identified
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has loaned to the museum the original unknown grave stone which will be put on display enabling the museum to recount the role of Lacy Tingle, the conscientious objectors and the incredible work carried out by the CWGC.
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RIP, sir. A member of 224 Parachute Field Ambulance, commemorated here on the Fallen Heroes of Normandy site. www.fallenheroesofnormandy.org/Servicemen/Detail/25895

RIP soldier

RIP Brother

R.I.P

That is his sister laying the wreath. She had a truly amazing and unforgettable day.

God bless you. To remain in our hearts in never to die.

R.I.P.

RIP ,,et merci ,, thk You éternité

Ludovic Louis

J’étais à la cérémonie...

Respect

J'y suis allée hier... Beau cimetière....

Respect.

Rip

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6 days ago

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It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Georges Regnauld on November 11, 2018.

Georges Regnauld was a great friend of the Juno Beach community. When the Allies landed on June 6, 1944, he was 19 years old and he resided with his parents in Bernières-sur-Mer. He worked on a farm near Bernières. At dawn on June 6, he often told us that he saw the horizon full of ships and he understood that it was the landing. Georges shared with us his experiences on June 6, which he always described as the longest day of his life. Georges played an active role on D-Day, performing first aid on the wounded, but also burying the dead.

On June 6, he was particularly marked by his first meeting with a francophone Canadian who asked, "You, are you German?". Since that conversation, Georges remained a friend to many Canadian soldiers. Correspondences exchanged over 70 years with veterans and their families testify to this bond.

Georges spent his life keeping the memory of the fallen alive by laying flowers on the graves of the young Canadians he encountered on D-Day, such as Corvac Medrick Joseph of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, killed on June 6, 1944. He welcomed many veterans to his home, and was always present during commemorations.

Georges also closely followed the creation of the Juno Beach Centre. In June 2017, he donated his correspondences, testimonials and photos to the Centre. We will always remember this benevolent man, informing tourists about the assault of Juno Beach, or seeing Georges passing by on his bike through Bernières and Courseulles.

"I am among those who remember but do not forget" - G. Regnauld.

www.junobeach.org/georges-regnauld-nous-a-quitte/
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He will be missed by all the guides.

R.I.P.sir😥

Rip merci d avoir perpétuer le souvenir

RIP

Rip

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A moving reunion took place today between the family of an Australian pilot and the French family who hid him from the German forces in 1944.
RAF Typhoon pilot George Martin’s aircraft was shot down on D-Day, near Lisieux. The wounded pilot was recovered by Pierre Lepetoukha, from St Pierre des Ifs, and hidden at his farm until the liberation by the Canadians in August 1944. An annex to the farm housed a detachment of SS Troops.
After extensive research by Andrew Boakes of the Hawker Typhoon Restoration project (hawkertyphoon.com) George Martin’s daughter and granddaughter travelled from Australia to meet Pierre Lepethouka’s daughter, Marie-Antoinette, who was 12 years old in 1944 and clearly remembers George Martin and his stay at the farm.
Goerge Martin’s family were overwhelmed by the bravery and sacrifice of the Lepetoukha family in 1944 and the welcome they received today.
The next stop for George Martin’s family is Uckfield in England to visit the Typhoon restoration workshop where several parts of George Martin’s aircraft are housed and will be used in the restoration of a flying Typhoon aircraft.
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A moving reunion took place today between the family of an Australian pilot and the French family who hid him from the German forces in 1944.
RAF Typhoon pilot George Martin’s aircraft was shot down on D-Day, near Lisieux. The wounded pilot was recovered by Pierre Lepetoukha, from St Pierre des Ifs, and hidden at his farm until the liberation by the Canadians in August 1944. An annex to the farm housed a detachment of SS Troops. 
After extensive research by Andrew Boakes of the Hawker Typhoon Restoration project (https://hawkertyphoon.com) George Martin’s daughter and granddaughter travelled from Australia to meet Pierre Lepethouka’s daughter, Marie-Antoinette, who was 12 years old in 1944 and clearly remembers George Martin and his stay at the farm.
Goerge Martin’s family were overwhelmed by the bravery and sacrifice of the Lepetoukha family in 1944 and the welcome they received today.  
The next stop for George Martin’s family is Uckfield in England to visit the Typhoon restoration workshop where several parts of George Martin’s aircraft are housed and will be used in the restoration of a flying Typhoon aircraft.Image attachment

 

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Cool history 🤓

Chris what a blessing an amazing story thanks for sharing it!

Heartfelt thanks to Andy and Mark for their efforts in making this meeting a reality. It was an emotional experience for all of us

Wow what an amazing story ❤️

What a lovely story. There were some very brave and unselfish people around then.

How wonderful mum that you and Georgia Smit were able to do this!!! I can wait to hear the full story when you get home. Love you all xx

Wow! So beautiful you could meet. ❤️

This is amazing for you George was a wonderful man

Movie in the making Chris !

Si je me souvient, il a reçu la DFC, il a fait semblant d'être sourd et l'officier SS est venu tirer derrière lui pour le démasquer, il n'a pas broncher et les nazis sont partis...

Wow, that gave me goosebumps.

What a wonderful thing to do,very brave family.

How fantastic Chris. Cannot wait to hear all about it

How wonderful to hear of your reunion dear Chris ...felt very emotional as I read out your description to Michael . We are thinking of you and sending our love to you and Mick xxx

Wow! Fantastic recount! Wonderful - an account of God’s goodness to your dad and this family and their protection! The Lord and the world needed you, Chrissy! ❤️🎶🎶🎶🎶🙏🏻👏🏻👊🏻

That is brilliant! Wow, can’t wait to hear more about it.

Such a rare opportunity Chrissy, wonderful for all of you. It sounds like movie material!

What an amazing story xxxxx

Absolutely amazing Chris Dalton, very moving story. How proud and humbled you must have felt when you met them x x

Wow! What an amazing story and a privilege to meet and thank some of those involved. You must have been overwhelmed. Thank you for sharing this with us xxxx

Very emotional for you Chrissy but truly wonderful. Xx😘

Wow what a amazing story Chris love to hear more

Must have been an incredible day in your lives Mick and Chris. I look forward to hearing about it on your return

An amazing and wonderful journey for you Chrissie, how brave they were. Enjoy the rest of your trip xx

That is just incredible. What a legacy you have inherited Chris. I have certainly witnessed the fighting spirit of a worrier in you to fight for what is eternally true and just. You fly girl. Kx

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The "Veterans in Action" Charity visited the museum today. The charity helps soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress following war service. The group composed of veterans from conflicts in the Middle East and the Balkans have spent 6 weeks visiting Europe. Monte Cassino in Italy, Bastogne, Kosovo, and the First World War Battlefields were some of the historic sites visited. The organisation hopes to be present in Normandy in 2019 for 75th Anniversary commemorations. ...

The Veterans in Action Charity visited the museum today. The charity helps soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress following war service. The group composed of veterans from conflicts in the Middle East and the Balkans have spent 6 weeks visiting Europe. Monte Cassino in Italy, Bastogne, Kosovo, and the  First World War Battlefields were some of the  historic sites visited. The organisation hopes to be present in Normandy in 2019 for 75th Anniversary commemorations.Image attachmentImage attachment