OP RE-LIVE D-DAY

7 September 2018

On Friday the 7th of September, a group of 8 cadets from No.1 Brighton left the detachment and embarked on an adventure to Normandy, to visit the sight of the D-day landings of 1944

Our first leg was an 11 hour journey from Brighton to Normandy, this included a minibus and a 7 hour ferry crossing. After we got of the ferry we were treated to a lovely French breakfast.

After breakfast, we headed to sword beach to see where allied troops landed on June the 6th 1944. We walked through the relatively new village to Le Grande Bunker museum, housing one of the two remaining landing crafts from D-day. We had a tour of the bunker, learning how the Germans operated and how allied troops liberated the stronghold.

We then walked to Pegasus bridge and memorial museum, we learnt about the parachute regiment and how they landed and liberated Pegasus bridge. After our interesting tour, we went back over the bridge and had lunch and a look in the gift shop. We then walked back to the ferry. Overall it was an enjoyable and informative trip. We at No.1 Brighton would like to thank John Orell and Rob for funding and being such engaging hosts and guides.

Cdt Stingone, Cdt Bowers, Cdt Dunkley 
Cdt Shepard, LCpl Mcnabb, LCpl Slater
Cpl Davies, Cpl Keatings