RIP Granddad, I hope I made you proud’: Social media customers share touching D-Day tales of their WW2 fighter grandfathers who landed on Gold Seaside and have been shot at on Pegasus Bridge

  • Do YOU or your loved ones have any abiding recollections of D-Day? E mail [email protected] 

Family members have shared emotional D-Day tales on social media of their WW2 grandfathers who landed on Gold Seaside and have been injured or killed. 

Eighty years in the past as we speak on June 6, 1944, greater than 150,000 British, Canadian and American troops landed in a mixed naval, air and floor assault on Nazi-occupied France. 

After round 4,440 Allied troops died that day, many family have taken to social media to pay their respects to members of the family who served and even misplaced their lives on the historic day. 

One grandson posted an image of his grandfather on X alongside the caption: ’80 years in the past this man, Tom Richards, my Grandad, was one among 1000’s touchdown on Gold Seaside this morning. Pondering of him and in addition his mates that by no means got here again and being ever grateful to all of them, and all that fought.’ 

A bereaved granddaughter wrote: ‘Watching the D-Day commemorations and considering of my grandad who went over simply after – he was shot at Caen and noticed his finest buddy die. What a sacrifice these younger males made.’ 

Do YOU or your loved ones have any abiding recollections of D-Day? E mail [email protected] 

Social media users have taken to social media to remember their grandfathers who landed on Gold Beach 80 years ago today

Social media customers have taken to social media to recollect their grandfathers who landed on Gold Seaside 80 years in the past as we speak

A 3rd stated: ’80 years in the past as we speak my Grandpa took the fearful journey to France. First off the touchdown craft together with his jeep. Witnessed unspeakable issues. Almost died. I’m unbelievably pleased with him and grateful for the service of all these courageous younger troopers who sacrificed a lot.’  

It comes as a lone army piper performed on Gold Seaside this morning to mark the second the primary British troops stormed the Normandy coast on D-Day 80 years in the past.

Pipe Main Trevor Macey-Lillie performed Highland Laddie as he was carried to the seashore at Arromanches on a Royal Marines amphibious touchdown craft flanked by service members.

It came about on the actual second the primary troops waded ashore as a part of the Normandy landings within the battle to retake Europe from the Nazis all these years in the past, and harkens again to a lone piper who performed through the occasion itself and was by no means shot at.

Crowds gathered on the seashore to view the reenactment, which came about in a picturesque dawn – a far cry from the cloudy and tough seas that welcomed 25,000 troopers who landed on the identical stretch of coast in 1944. 

Amongst these current at Arromanches this morning is Reform UK chief Nigel Farage, who joined others in paying tribute to those that misplaced their lives throughout what was the most important seaborne invasion in army historical past.

Relatives have taken to social media to remember their grandfathers who landed on Gold Beach 80 years ago today

Family members have taken to social media to recollect their grandfathers who landed on Gold Seaside 80 years in the past as we speak 

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