65th Anniversary. The
Area was well represented in the commemorative celebrations. Tony
Pailing organised and led a party of 14 to Chateau Matragny, near
sailed from Portsmouth and en route Stuart Kinroy’s trolley
‘ambulance’ lost a wheel, but was fixed. Chris’s clutch went on
his jeep, his trailer blew a tyre and later he split his petrol tank
whilst off roading! They all had a great time despite 4 cheese/ham
sandwiches and 4 teas costing £41!
glorious allies!! Phil and Andy Gray had a week with Ken Pugh with his
Halftrack, Diamond T, Dodge, and Jeep. Ivor, Sue, James and Brandon
travelled in the Humber and Dodge to enjoy a civilised week in a Gite at
La Bouffey. Ivor said that the ferry on their crossing was quite a sight
and must have had some 300 MV’s on board. They toured all the coastal
sights inc. the Maisy Battery and the Museum of Rust.
Roberts, John Gray, Dennis Smith, Cliff Roberts, Terry and Chris Till
took 3 Jeeps with some of them stopping off to visit the Bovington Tank
Museum en route. John and Simon took part in the Brothers in Arms march.
Sadly, Graham Golder’s trip was marred by temporary hospitalisation
but he is ok now.
Peacock joined the Garrison, camping at Ver-sur-Mer. His Quad was
requested at the last minute and used to take part in a convoy of the
Garrison’s 25 pounders to a site near Tilly. It was here that 25
pounders were first in action after D-Day.