Friday Foto

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Group flies in a formation in support of the 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day over France, June 5, 2019.   U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez […]

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Old Time Design Company Airborne Forces Beret

Great news for anyone looking to top off their WWII-era British and Commonwealth Airborne Forces uniform. The Old Time Design Company in Nottingham, UK has just announced their new, authentic, reproduction Airborne Forces Beret. Old Time Design Company worked closely with THE Hatters of the British Army, Compton Webb, to make this faithful reproduction – no […]

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New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform Seen During D-Day Commemorations – D-Day 75

Canada and the United States not only share the longest unfortified border in the world, but military relations between the countries are longstanding, well-entrenched and extensive as well. The closeness of the partnership also provides both countries with greater security than could be achieved individually. During the Second World War the two countries even formed […]

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Female Special Operations Agents Who Helped Make D-Day Succeed – D-Day 75

Among the 39 female agents who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during WWII, these three deserve special mention. In a recent article for “Business Insider”, author Sarah Rose provides an extract from her new book, “D-Day Girls: THE SPIES WHO ARMED THE RESISTANCE, SABOTAGED THE NAZIS, AND HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II.” https://www.businessinsider.com/3-wwii-female-spies-who-made-d-day-a-victory-2019-5   […]

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Sunday Snapshot – D-Day 75

‘Pegasus Bridge’ – 9 June 1944 Vehicles including a Royal Signals jeep and trailer and RASC Leyland lorry on the Pont de Bénouville over the Caen Canal at Bénouville, Calvados. The signallers are fixing telephone lines across the bridge. At 00:16 hrs on the 6th June, the British 6th Airborne Division consisting of ‘D’ Company of […]

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Friday Foto – D-Day 75

Commemorative Air Force C-47 ‘That’s All, Bother’ at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on May 3, 2019. ‘That’s All, Brother’ was due to be scrapped before being saved and restored especially for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. What makes this aircraft particularly special is that it was the lead aircraft for the D-Day paratroop drops! […]

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