Hector Duff, MM, BEM, Leg.d’honneur, presented SONT Young Historian Project certificates to year 10 pupils at Ramsey Grammar School IOM, who were commended for their entries for the 2018 YHP Awards. Hector celebrated his 99th birthday that same week.
We have been approached by a production company making a documentary for National Geographic. The programme will focus on key events that took place on D-Day. There are two stories that they are hoping to find more information about.
The first is the 7th Parachute Battalion, who jumped into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day. The other is about the Staffordshire Yeomanry, who successful halted the only major German counterattack that took place on D-Day. They would love to speak to any veterans or read their account of D-Day.
North One TV are seeking UK based veterans who flew in a Dakota either in the role of pilot, para, flying nurse or doctor etc. to help them with an upcoming project. Please click on this email address if you think you can be of assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a recording of Don Shepard’s interview with Radio Kent last week talking about the German Presidents appearance at the Cenotaph Parade. Don did brilliantly in the interview and we can share it with you below.