On Monday 18th January at 7pm (1900hrs) GMT, David Innes will be presenting the story of the capture of Pegasus Bridge on D-Day, followed by a question-and answer session by David and Paul Beaver. This is a joint presentation by the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust and the Army Flying Museum. The lecture is pre-recorded but the Q&A will be live.
To log on to this talk, go to either https://www.sofo.org.uk/whats-on/thepegasusbridgestorymaf/ or https://www.armyflying.com/lock…/the-pegasus-bridge-story/
David has produced a short trailer about the talk, and this can be seen at either https://www.sofo.org.uk/whats-on/ or https://www.armyflying.com/…/trailer-the-pegasus…/
Happy New Year!
In 2021 our remit around education continues.
Working in close liaison with the Young Historian Project, the Trust awards annual prizes for essays submitted by schools throughout the country relating to World War 2 events and their historical significance. More details here. https://spiritofnormandy.org.uk/70-2/
We will also be running our VE Day Poster competition again this year, more details below!
A post on behalf of Robin Cross (Military historian and author of over 30 books).
Robin’s latest project is entitled The Last Veterans and will include in-depth interviews with military personnel and civilians (in both cases male and female) on their memories of World War 2. Robin would be most grateful if any Normandy veterans might be willing to be interviewed for the book.
Please contact Robin directly if this is of interest. His contact details are shown here on his website. https://www.robincross.co.uk/
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of veteran Chevalier Kenneth (Ken) Loft, la Légion d’honneur, 20/02/1925 – 21/12/2020 Royal Engineers, WW2, Normandy & Market Garden veteran, our prayers and thoughts are offered to his family.