BMMHS Evening Meeting: The history of the Glider Pilots Regiment

The history of the Glider Pilots Regiment

Speaker: Tony Babb

BMMHS Meeting Venue

Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote, RG8 0QY

D-Day Glider
D-DAY - BRITISH FORCES DURING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY 6 JUNE 1944 (H 39178) Airborne troops of 6th Airlanding Brigade admire the graffiti chalked on the side of their Horsa glider at an RAF airfield as they prepare to fly out to Normandy as part of 6th Airborne Division's second lift on the evening of 6 June 1944. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:
Beret, Glider Pilot Regiment (UNI 3380) Beret, Glider Pilot Regiment Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:
Horsa glider Glider Pilots having a cup of tea from the Church Army Mobile Canteen.
One of the gliders used in the capture of Pegasus Bridge over the River Orne, 1944. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Allied airborne forces were dropped behind the landing beaches in order to slow down the Germans' ability to counterattack. Key objectives, such as bridges, road crossings and coastal batteries were seized in order to help the amphibious forces advance inland. British glider-borne troops seized 'Pegasus' Bridge across the River Orne. © NAM. 1975-03-63-18-158
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