D DAY DOCs

In 1944 my father landed shortly after D Day on the coast of Normandy. He was in the Royal Air Force Servicing Commandos, he helped build and run emergency landing strips behind the front line.

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INVAS4 copy

INVASION WITHOUT TEARS

This document is particularly interesting to me. Knowing the RAF as I do I cannot believe the light hearted tone to this. At about this time Air Vice-Marshall Harry Broadhurst D.S.O., D.F.C., A.F.C.was billeted with my uncle and aunt..

These documents are not exactly Austin 7 oriented but do, I think, give an insight to what was going on at the time..

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letter2087This letter is telling units off for not burying dead animals and burying humans in the wrong places! This is dated 23rd July 1944, seven weeks or so after D Day.

 

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Another piece of history may well be directly linked to BBM69, it is an invitation to a dance at a USAF base. Monty and Phyllis could well have driven to the dance in BBM. Note Glen Miller is playing.

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