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Sword Beach to Bremen., A Veterans tale. Sapper

Discussion in 'Honor, Service and Valor' started by sapper, Sep 18, 2002.

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  1. sapper

    sapper British Normandy Veteran, Royal Engineers

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    HI. Yes I did appear on the Yesterday channel. seemed to be OK.

    This is a Sister company of WW2 talk, where I was falsely accused of racism. I asked for an apology in the most pleasant way possible..... it was not forthcoming, so I no longer contribute. Though I do check in now and again. so that anyone that sends me a message will not be ignored.,
    Cheers.
    Happy New Year
    Brian
     
  2. scipio

    scipio Member

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    I must have go the date wrong - there was something completely different when I tuned in.

    Pleased to see that you are well and shame about your disagreement whatever that was.

    Just reading Moorehead's the Desert War and every time I come to Sappers digging up Italian mines, I think of you and have a new respect for these professionals.

    You have an excellent job here and hope that you will return at some time.

    All the best
     
  3. surfersami

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    I am sorry to hear of the disagreement, You are one of the main reasons I return here.
    John
     
  4. james royle

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    Hi, did you know my father, same name james ronald royle a sapper in 246 Company, landed on D day. Was wounded within two weeks, temp. blinded and sent back to U.K. That was the end of his war. He was mentioned in dispatches but took his knowledge to the grave. His four children never found out what happened. Thanks for any information you could supply. Jim Jnr.
     
  5. sapper

    sapper British Normandy Veteran, Royal Engineers

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    Dear Jim Junior. I no longer contribute to this site. But I did happen to see your posting, and I feel I have a duty to answer your request....I have looked at ther period you mentioned within two weeks of D day, and the conclusion I came to are two.. One laying 4000 mines at night out in front of the leading infantry at Periers sur le dan....

    The other, and it seems to the most likely, was the battle for the Chateau de la londe...A bloody and ferocious hand to hand fight named by the press at the time as "The bloodiest Square mile in Normandy" If I was asked to suggest a time, about the 22June that would be it.....

    Hope that helps..
     
  6. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    I've been away for awhile and am so sorry to hear you are no longer contributing. I have always felt a deep connection to your writing and felt that you were giving me the gift of things my father might have told me about his experiences if he'd lived long enough to realize how much I wanted to hear about them.

    I do hope you continue to check in and stay in touch.
     
  7. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    In recognition of Sapper

    :poppy: Thank You Veterans, Day :poppy:
     
  8. rkline56

    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5 Patron  

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    Nice thoughts, Biak, and I second them. We sure miss your posts, Brian. Hope all is well in your corner of England, Sir! Great video remembrance and tribute - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=21&v=eEs4ke7cdNQ


    Thanks to my former Naval NCO for sending me this great tribute. And thanks to BMC David Campbell for serving in the Brown Water Navy, Mekong and at the USS Arizona Memorial among other duty stations.
     
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