Memories of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy 1944

by members of the D-Day and Normandy Fellowship

Alan McQuillin

I was a member of 3210 RAF Servicing Commando and landed in Normandy on D + 1. We were based at B3 Airstrip at St Croix-sur-Mer, which was the first airstrip to become operational in France when Wing Commander Johnnie Johnson landed there on 10 June.

Ron Plater

These are some memories and musings on D-Day that I wrote in 1994. On D-Day I was serving in an RAF special Beach Unit. This was the third invasion we had taken part in, the others being Sicily and Salerno in Italy, so we knew a little bit about it all and I think it safe to say the novelty had definitely worn off!