GPs at the Normandy 75th Anniversary

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GPs at the Normandy 75th Anniversary

Post by R Ravencroft » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:21 pm

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For those not able to attend the 75th Anniversary of D DAY in Normandy France on the 6th June 2019 the following may be of interest to you.
The first picture was taken on Arromanches beach on what was one of the British landing areas just after sun rise on 6th June at around 6am.
The other photos are of my own GP and also that of Steve Bowen's 4 wheel steer which was originally owned by Luc Couzens also on Arromanche beach at low tide. The large concrete structure is part of the floating harbour known as Mulberry, it is an 850 ton concrete extension pontoon left here since the war, in the back ground and just visible out to sea are the remains of the 'Detached concrete Moles', sunk as breakwaters to form a shelter for Mulberry Harbour (B) also known as Port Winston. The sections which made up Mulberry were towed across the English channel and constructed on this beach and also at Omaha beach where it was known as Mulberry (A) which became operational around 16th June and latter wrecked by storm on 21st June leaving only Mulberry (B) operational. If you wish to know more you can search further information on the construction and operation of Mulberry the net.
Enjoy Richard
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Re: GPs at the Normandy 75th Anniversary

Post by 70th Division » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:08 pm

Hello Richard,

Thanks for posting those great pictures !
It looked like a great commemoration !!

Maybe someday I can get my British Desert Rat MB Jeep from Florida, to a D-Day commemoration in Normandy, someday, once it is restored.

Also, a trip into Germany again, where it went with the Desert Rats, and was in BAOR and sold surplus there.
That would make a great trip :D :D :D

Best Regards,

Ray
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Re: GPs at the Normandy 75th Anniversary

Post by R Ravencroft » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Ray
That would be cool, always nice to trace past history of a jeep especially when you know where it was in service. In the mean time good luck with your restoration and hope you enjoy the journey until its once again ready for the road.
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Re: GPs at the Normandy 75th Anniversary

Post by Mark Jesic » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:25 pm

Great photos Richard, thanks for posting. :D

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