This section of the website is dedicated to the telling of the stories of those who fought in the 6th Airborne Division's area in Normandy. I would like to fill this section with as many stories as possible, first-hand accounts by the persons concerned are preferable, though second-hand accounts are equally welcome. Stories may concern men of the 6th Airborne Division, the Glider Pilot Regiment, 38 and 46 Groups of the RAF, the 1st and 4th Special Service Brigades, the 1st Belgian and Princess Irene Brigades, the 5th Battalion The Black Watch, the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, the 2nd Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, the 150th and 191st Field Regiments, 65th Medium Regiment and the 60th and 107th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiments, as well as the German forces who opposed them and the French civilians who lived in or around the surrounding area. Stories will also be accepted from other formations, such as the Royal Navy, RAF or other Army units, if the subject matter is at all connected to the 6th Airborne Division or any of the units mentioned above.


The stories may be of any length, anything from a description of a single incident to a full description of the three month campaign. Background details and photographs of the people concerned are also welcome. Also, if you know of any further details about a person mentioned here, or know any information to be incorrect, please write to me and let me know.


Biographies, sorted alphabetically


Allied Forces


6th Airborne Division


Divisional HQ and Defence Platoon


3rd Parachute Brigade

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

8th Parachute Battalion

9th Parachute Battalion

3rd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

3rd Parachute Squadron, RE

224th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


5th Parachute Brigade

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

7th Parachute Battalion

12th Parachute Battalion

13th Parachute Battalion

4th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA

591st Parachute Squadron, RE

225th Parachute Field Ambulance, RAMC


6th Airlanding Brigade

Brigade HQ and Defence Platoon

1st Battalion The Royal Ulster Rifles

2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment

195th Airlanding Field Ambulance, RAMC


Divisional Units

53rd (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment, RA

2 (Airborne) Forward Observation Unit, RA

2nd Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, RA

22nd Independent Parachute Company

6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment

6th Airborne Divisional Signals

63rd Composite Company, RASC

398th Composite Company, RASC

716th Light Composite Company, RASC

6th (Airborne) Divisional Ordnance Field Park, RAOC

6th (Airborne) Divisional Postal Unit

6th (Airborne) Divisional Provost Company, CMP

317 (Airborne) Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps


Attached Units

The Glider Pilot Regiment

13th/18th Royal Hussars

191st Field Regiment, RA


1st Special Service Brigade


Brigade HQ

No.3 Commando

No.4 Commando

No.6 Commando

No.45 (Royal Marine) Commando


4th Special Service Brigade


No.41 (Royal Marine) Commando

No.46 (Royal Marine) Commando

No.47 (Royal Marine) Commando

No.48 (Royal Marine) Commando


38 Group RAF


296 Squadron

298 Squadron

620 Squadron


46 Group RAF


48 Squadron

512 Squadron




1st Belgian Brigade

Royal Netherlands Brigade

The Royal Navy

French Civilians