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Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by larougerietours, May 10, 2019.

  1. larougerietours

    larougerietours New Member

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    Adrian is my normal name but I am a battlefield guide in Normandy so log on as that!
    In my 60s been in the British Army for 16 years and interested in DDay since I first saw military kit at a fair when I was still at primary school followed by the Mulberry Harbour in the early 60s.
    To say I am an expert on Normandy would be asking for trouble but I know a bit ;)
    My hobbies are water based so scuba diving and underwater hockey (yes it is real so youtube it!).
    I run a gite / campsite in the heart of the American sector and where the first inter Divisional action went drastically wrong on the 7th July 1944 as well as finding an AB250 German cluster bomb in one of the trench positions from which the Germans ambushed a patrol from the 3rd Bn 117th Regiment 30 Inf Div. I would be particularly interested in anything relating to that battalion ... yes I do know about Frank Towers (RIP now).
     
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    Welcome aboard. Being very familiar with the actual terrain as well as the operations on it will make for some very interesting insights.
     
  3. larougerietours

    larougerietours New Member

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    Thank you... yes I do have some superb stories from veterans and locals alike ... some of both are still alive!
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Welcome aboard...
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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  6. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    A warm welcome to the Forum, Adrian ! Looking forward to hearing more from you.......:)
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Perchance, did I have dinner with you in Sept, 2014 in a little restaurant on the Voie de la Liberte' in Sainte-Mere-Eglise?
    I was with an old soldier of the 30th ID, visiting some of his old haunts.
     

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