A Tetrarch light tank leaving its Hamilcar glider British infantry and tanks during a training exercise in Britain

Pre-invasion Training

 

The Princess Irene Brigade, landing in France The Princess Irene Brigade at Courseulles-sur-Mer

Princess Irene Brigade

 

Captain John Max before the invasion, urging soldiers not to talk about their training Divisional HQ's Intelligence Officers "Asparagus", wooden stakes to combat glider landings Field Marshal Montgomery addressing 6th Airborne Division paratroopers in March 1944 Glider Pilots being briefed shortly before the Invasion

Glider Pilots being brief shortly before the Invasion Airborne troops receiving Invasion Currency Airborne troops receiving Invasion Currency Airborne troops receiving Invasion Currency Paratroopers packing PIAT bombs into supply containers before D-Day

Captured Airborne troops on the 6th June Captured Airborne troops A group of paratroopers taken prisoner shortly after landing Field graves of the men killed by an Allied bombing raid Horsas on an unidentified Landing Zone on the 7th June

An airborne soldier and an officer standing beside the discarded tail section of a Horsa glider Horsa gliders on a Landing Zone Horsa gliders on a Landing Zone A wrecked Horsa which landed away from the landing zones is examined by a German soldier A Horsa with a smashed screen on one of the landing zones

An abandoned Sherman on one of the landing zones A wrecked Tetrarch light tank of the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Squadron Major Cramphorn of the 13th Battalion with three of his men who were separated from their unit for over month A German mobile 20mm Anti-Aircraft gun, captured by the Reconnaissance Regiment and used against German fighters Provosts dug in at a crossroads

The 9th Parachute Battalion escorting German prisoners Freed Italian POW's under escort An Airborne soldier in a village to the east of the River Orne Captain Priday and men of No.4 Platoon rejoin D Company, 2nd Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry Men of 297 Squadron with the "first bottle" of wine to be liberated from France

A British and Canadian paratrooper with an RAF pilot Glider Pilots waiting to be evacuated from a beach Glider Pilots waiting to be evacuated from a beach

Normandy - General

 

Marshal Rokossovsky inspecting the Guard of Honour at Wismar, 7th May 1945 Field Marshal Montgomery inspecting the Guard of Honour at Wismar, 7th May 1945 6th Airborne troops meet Red Army soldiers

The Rhine Crossing

 

Dennis Chatham in Palestine Dennis Chatham with a football team in Palestine A football match in Palestine A football match in Palestine Dennis Chatham in Palestine

Dennis Chatham in Palestine Dennis Chatham with members of a football team in Palestine Two unknown men in Palestine Three unknown men in Palestine General Sir Bernard Paget meeting officers and NCOs of the 2nd Battalion The Ox and Bucks Light Infantry

Men of the 8th Parachute Battalion Men of the 8th Parachute Battalion Corporal James McGuinness in Palestine, November 1945

Palestine

 

Veterans of the 2nd Ox & Bucks Light Infantry at a reunion in 2005

Post-War

 

A Christmas card sent by Major Allday An edition of "Pegasus" 7th Parachute Battalion wireless logs Corporal John Lines of the 12th Devons Corporal John Lines of the 12th Devons

A clock from a Horsa glider Believed to be a bayonet holder A 500 Franc note, signed by members of Divisional Headquarters

Miscellaneous